October always makes me think of pumpkins. As a kid, I'd make all sorts of pumpkin-themed projects in school and stomp around the neighborhood with a plastic jack-o-lantern to gather Halloween treats. As a grownup, I still get a hankering to do something with pumpkins (like making Martha Stewart's glitter pumpkins, for example) but I'd much rather eat pumpkin in every way possible.
These 10 pumpkin recipes, gathered from Tribune archives and other sites, carry the squash from appetizer to dessert. See how many you try this month.