I make several fresh pumpkin pies every fall. We usually have a good crop of pie pumpkins. I was surprised how long I had to look for a pie recipe using real pumpkin. It seems Americans prefer everything in a can :(
Monogram Pumpkin from BHG: "A light scrape is all you need to carve intricate letter and swirl designs on the front of an oversize orange pumpkin. Print a few fonts onto computer paper and pin to your pumpkin so you can sketch the design before scraping.