Fall is the time for pumpkin to shine. Every autumn, cooks go crazy for this squash. We bake it into pies and breads, stir it into soups and chilis and mix it with mac and cheese. But this seasonal love affair with pumpkin doesn’t have to end with a latte. America’s Favorite Pumpkin Recipes is packed with fresh ideas for using this orange-flesh fruit (yes, it’s botanically a fruit) that can be dressed up with sweet or savory flavors. Asked to bring an appetizer to an autumn party? Check out Italian Sausage-Pumpkin Pinwheels or Bacon and Cheese Pumpkin Spread. Want to work some extra nutrition, color and flavor into a homey weeknight meal? Try Cheesy Beef and Roasted Pumpkin Casserole And if you’re looking for a twist on the classic Thanksgiving pie but don’t want to stray too far from tradition, consider one (or more!) of the pumpkin pie variations. With options that include Bourbon Praline, Pumpkin ’n’ Cream Cheese, Coconut-Almond and Cranberry-Walnut, there’s something for everyone. In addition to the recipes, this magazine includes tips for choosing the perfect pumpkin, information on the different types of pumpkin (there are both cooking and decorative varieties), tips on how to clean and carve as well as ideas for decorating. So whether you’re loading the family into the minivan to spend a Saturday afternoon at the pick-your-own patch while you sip mulled cider or you’re simply picking up a can of purée at the supermarket to make a pie, America’s Favorite Pumpkin Recipes is your guide to this much-loved star of the season.