Winter Squash Festive Dip
I make this dip and then use either an ornamental pumpkin or turban squash that I've hollowed out and put it in it. It's super pretty as a center piece and it keeps people out of the kitchen while you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner. We have nut allergies so I don't do this, but a friend who uses this recipe adds pine nuts and pecans on the top as a garnish.
Any variety of winter squash (i.e. butternut) can be used in place of the turban squash.
Pour dip into a hollowed-out squash or a serving bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Sprinkle with paprika and whatever garnish you choose.