Here's a tasty idea for using some of those fresh vine-ripened tomatoes from your garden: make your own homemade tomato sauce. Nothing makes tomato sauce stand out more than when you use your own garden-fresh tomatoes.
If you want to make homemade pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie ahead of time, it is alright as long as you use the proper storage method. Also, leftover homemade pumpkin pie needs to be stored properly to keep it fresh as long as possible. See when to refrigerate and when to freeze.
This traditional homemade pumpkin pie is made from scratch with homemade puree. Homemade pumpkin puree can also be used in any pumpkin recipe calling for canned pumpkin. To substitute homemade puree, use 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin puree in place of a 15 oz. can of pumpkin.
Sautéing is a great cooking method to use for cooking green beans fresh from the garden. Blanching the beans before sautéing will produce beans that are bright green, enhancing the appearance of the finished dish.
A tomato that is picked before it matures into a pink or red colored vegetable. The larger varieties are generally picked when the skin displays only a slight amount of pinkish tint, which is considered to be a mature stage for this tomato.