During the fall, pumpkins get used more as jack-o-lanterns than anything else, but there are so many other ways to put this bright orange squash to use. Check out this food tutorial by quick recipe maven Rachael Ray to learn how to make a pumpkin and black bean soup with a spicy kick.
This pumpkin and black bean soup will warm up those cold autumn evenings and give you something to smile about even when it looks like Hades' lair outside.
If pumpkin soup reminds you of pie, try this Southwestern-inspired version. This video is part of 30 Minute Meals show hosted by Rachael Ray.