My "Hallowe'en Ideas for Healthy Eating with Pumpkin" explains some of the why and how for preparing food before carving a decoration.
Promoting Healthy Food for Hallowe'en
One Tasty Writing Tip
As I've noted in some previous tips, it's important to read widely to find useful concepts. In this case, inspiration came from a small article that touted the value of pumpkin as a healthy autumn vegetable.
As regular readers know, I always credit my reference material. The fitness article also noted a Squidoo Lens whose author included advice on raising your own pumpkins from seed, through carving the Jack O'Lantern and cooking the remains.