What to Do With Seasonal Pumpkins: 21 Fun, Creative Ideas

Here’s the latest Halloween scoop: Pumpkins have an afterlife just like ghosts.

They aren’t just for jack-o’-lanterns any more. Whether you’re into sustainable composting, pumpkin pancakes or Pinterest-worthy holiday decor, your pumpkin serves so many more purposes than just a scary face.

When you make that all-important fall rite of passage and pick out the perfect pumpkin from a patch or the grocery store, consider all of this fruit’s possibilities. (Yes, it’s a fruit.) Get the most of your money and use that pumpkin for at least two, three or four purposes.

What to Do With Your Pumpkin After Halloween

Whether it becomes a tasty snack or a creative project, you can get a lot more wear out of your pumpkin.

Eat Your Pumpkin

Eating your pumpkin is probably the most enjoyable way to reuse it. There’s a pumpkin recipe for every part of your gourd — even those stringy guts.

While carving pumpkins aren’t quite as flavorful as other varieties (such as sugar or pie pumpkins), they’ll still work for any of these dishes.

Pro Tip

You’ll find the best prices for pumpkins at farmers markets, independent seasonal stands and church pumpkin patches. The average pumpkin costs about $3 but expect to pay more for an oversized gourd.

1. Make Pumpkin Puree

While it doesn’t sound appetizing on its own, pumpkin puree is a the gourd’s gift that keeps on giving.

It’s incredibly versatile: You’ll be able to turn your puree into pumpkin muffins, breads and soups down the

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Spotify’s post-earnings surge an ‘overreaction’ amid lack of profitability: Analyst

Spotify (SPOT) surged on the heels of its Q2 earnings report with shares climbing more than 13% on Wednesday after the company reported a beat on both revenue and monthly active users.

But one analyst says the stock surge was an “overreaction” given the platform’s profitability struggles.

“While we believe there remains material user growth left for Spotify we highlight that many investors question whether Spotify will ever be able to generate significant lasting profitability,” Pivotal Research analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak said in a new note.

The analyst added that the “concentrated power of the music labels & competition not necessarily focused on generating profitability” underscores that sentiment, explaining that, although he sees Spotify hitting its gross margin targets (30% to 35%) in the long term, the market is focused on short-term profitability as recession fears loom.

Wlodarczak reiterated his Hold rating on the stock, and lowered his price target from $110 a share to $105.

In addition to reporting a wider-than-expected loss in the second quarter, Spotify’s reported gross margins disappointed at 24.6%, missing estimates of 25.2% as the streamer spends big on non-music content.

Spotify has “been a public company for a while, and they’ve really never been profitable,” CFRA analyst John Freeman previously told Yahoo Finance.

He signaled that the platform’s sky-high costs for its podcast deals (which included a reported $200 million multi-year licensing contract with Joe Rogan) can only go so far.

“The problem with paying Joe Rogan, or whoever, a lot of money is that

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