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Gorgeous Gourds

Round, twisted, bumpy, or smooth, squash bring the season's beauty and whimsy indoors or out.

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Candy corns in gourds
Steven Randazzo
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Sweet Offerings

Dish out treats in a new way. Fill ornamental gourds with candies and display on a tray.

Here's how: Trace a circle atop a gourd with a jar lid and grease pencil. Cut out the circle with a pumpkin carving knife and scoop out seeds and pulp. Make a small pouch to fit inside using plastic wrap. Fill it with your favorite candy, place it in the gourd, and cut away excess wrap.

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