Carving a pumpkin for Halloween and making pumpkin pie for a Thanksgiving feast are what many of us consider to be the two most popular uses for pumpkin, but they certainly aren't the only ways to use this versatile vegetable.
Begin by cutting a circle around the stem of the pepper.
Carefully pull out the stem and ribs.
Remove the remaining ribs by scraping with a spoon.
Wash the pepper in cold running water to remove any remaining seeds.
Slice off the stem of a whole, clean, mushroom. With a small teaspoon (1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon), or small melon baller, scoop out the inside of the mushroom. Fill with prepared stuffing or favorite dip.
A type of soup that has historical roots from the east coast of the U.S. to Jamacia. The recipes for Pepper Pot Soup vary from region to region, but a few of the common ingredients any of which may be added to make the soup include: beef stock, honeycomb tripe or corned beef, callaloo, kale, onions, okra, chile peppers, potatoes, pasta, and spices.
A soup that is most often associated with the central and southern regions of Thailand. Made from the milk of coconuts, this soup may contain meat such as chicken or shellfish or as a subsitute, tofu may be added.
An Italian soup made in the manner of a traditional bean soup from the region of Tuscany. Tuscan White Bean Soup consists of a water-based broth which combines the flavors of the ingredients to provide an earthy bean flavor with a hint of tomato.