Every year In October, I buy small sugar pumpkins or pie pumpkins to save for Thanksgiving pies. For some reason pumpkins disappear from markets and farm stands after Halloween. I am always perplexed by this phenomenon. But who to tell? If anyone knows who is in charge of pumpkins, please let me know so I can lodge a complaint. I have learned to stock up on pumpkins in October and use them through the winter season. I make lots of delicious dishes with these perfect small pumpkins: Pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread (really a cake in a loaf shape), pumpkin cookies, spiced pumpkin soufflé and pumpkin pancakes. Here is my Pumpkin Pancake recipe made tastier by the addition of some of my Apricot Orange Jam.