The trick-or-treaters ain’t what they used to be. Every year we see fewer kids at our house. We’ve got a lot of leftover candy. From what I saw on my friend’s Facebook statuses, a lot of other people do, too.

What can you do with that leftover candy? And, what about those pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns? You don't just want to trash them. We’ve got a few ideas here at MNN for the Halloween aftermath.

Leftover Halloween candy

Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns
  • 11 ways to use a pumpkin – If you painted your Halloween pumpkins instead of cutting them up, there are still lots of ways to use it.
  • How to cut a pumpkin – If you recently bought your pumpkins and didn’t carve them, they are probably still good for cooking. This video shows you how to cut a pumpkin to roast it in the oven and make pumpkin puree.
  • Kitchen recycling tips: Pumpkins – To make sure your pumpkins don’t end up clogging a landfill, here are six ideas like composting or making them a treat for the neighborhood critters.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.