Jack-o-lantern pumpkins are generally too stringy to eat. Smaller pie pumpkins (or sugar pumpkins) are better suited for baking. Canned pumpkin can also be used in cookies, breads and pies. Warm up the kitchen with these pumpkin recipes:
About.com Pumpkin Patch
Outlines the health benefits of pumpkin and a variety of recipes, from pumpkin bread to pumpkin risotto.
This site serves up yummy suggestions, from honey pumpkin pie to pumpkin waffles.
These recipes call for the canned variety. Try Cream Of Pumpkin Curry Soup, Nutty Pumpkin Waffles or Pumpkin Biscuits.