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Pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that can make more than pie. From other sweet desserts to savory soups, pumpkins can spice up many different meals.

Putting pumpkin to good use

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Among other favorite foods that make annual reappearances as the holidays roll around -- such as turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, fresh-baked rolls, just to name a few -- pumpkin pie is often a traditional fall and winter treat.


But there are plenty of other uses for those pumpkins left over from Halloween or cans of puree lining store shelves. Other desserts can benefit from a touch of pumpkin. Ice cream, cakes and breads are popular choices.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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