Make a Pumpkin Punch Bowl
Transform a hollowed-out peach pumpkin into an organic punch bowl for your Halloween bash. Four water-jug gourds act as "feet."
1. Start with a low, fat pumpkin. With a serrated knife, cut off the top one-fourth of the pumpkin. Scoop out innards and seeds with your hands and a large spoon. Use paper towels to dry inside of pumpkin.
2. To create the gourd "feet," cut a wooden kebob skewer to a length of 1.5 inches. Stand gourd up in position as shown. With a hammer, carefully hammer the skewer piece through the top of the gourd and into the outer shell of the pumpkin. Don't puncture all the way through to the interior of the pumpkin - you don't want liquid leaking out. Repeat with three remaining gourd "feet."
3. Fill pumpkin with apple cider.
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-By Karin Lidbeck-Brent