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A Pumpkin Challenge

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Chef Ryan Scott shares unique ways to cook with pumpkin. From bruschetta to curry, he challenges his friend, Lia Huber, to a pumpkin cook-off.
Ryan is in Half Moon Bay, a place known for its pumpkins, for a cook-off with the founder of the Nourish Network, Lia Huber. He has challenged her to come up with some unique and tasty recipes using pumpkin.

Before Ryan starts the cook-off, he heads to a local pumpkin patch in order to get inspired. Clancy's Pumpkin Patch in San Francisco has been around for years and has pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.

For the pumpkin cook-off, Ryan makes his kabocha squash and ricotta cheese bruschetta. Lia prepares pumpkin curry, a hot and spicy sauce that can be used on chicken or vegetables.

With the pumpkin cook-off in full swing, Ryan and Lia try to impress one another with pumpkin dishes with a sweet twist. Ryan makes his maple sugar pumpkin turnovers and Lia cooks her pumpkin spice oatmeal with toasted pecans.

For more information on Clancy's Pumpkin Patch visit

Segment 1
Pumpkin Patch Visit
Pumpkin Patch Visit
Chef Ryan Scott has challenged his friend, Lia Huber, to a pumpkin cook-off. But, before they get started he checks out a pumpkin patch.
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Segment 2
Kabocha Squash and Ricotta Cheese Bruschetta
Kabocha Squash and Ricotta Cheese Bruschetta
This recipe is a fresh alternative to the traditional bruschetta appetizer.
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Segment 3
Pumpkin Curry
Pumpkin Curry
This pumpkin curry is hot, sour, salty and sweet! You can add chicken or make it vegetarian! It's delicious and satisfying either way.
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Segment 4
Maple Sugar Pumpkin Turnovers
Maple Sugar Pumpkin Turnovers
Using prepared puff pastry makes these unique variations on the traditional turnover easy to make.
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Segment 5
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Toasted Pecans
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal with Toasted Pecans
A delicious way to change up your everyday oatmeal is to toast the oats for a nuttier flavor!
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Behind-the-Scenes Photos: Pumpkin Challenge
Go behind the scenes as Ryan challenges his friend, Lia Huber, to a pumpkin cook-off.
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