Maple Whipped Butternut Squash

Maple Whipped Butternut Squash | Dawn's Recipes

We love butternut squash all year round, but it’s not the easiest vegetable to prepare. When Thanksgiving rolls around and every burner of your stove is being used at once, the idea of pealing and chopping this tough gourd can seem daunting. I make the purée in advance when the squash is in season, then I freeze it in 2 cup portions in vacuum sealed bags.That way I always have some on hand ready to serve within minutes. 2 cups of squash will serve about 4 people, so scale the recipe as necessary when cooking for a larger crowd. … Continue Reading →

Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread

Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread | Dawn's Recipes

On a recent shopping excursion I had the opportunity to sample some amazing shortbread laced with rosemary and sea salt. It wasn’t a combination I was likely to have come up with, but the flavors worked together so perfectly. The strange combination of sweet, savory and salty balanced each other out so well. … Continue Reading →

Fleur de Sel Caramels from Your Microwave

Fleur de Sel Caramels from Your Microwave

The following recipe is based off one I discovered through the magic of Pinterest. The original recipe is posted on I’d never tried microwaving caramels before, always preferring to do it on the stove top. With all the positive reviews I saw, I just had to give it a try. This method is definitely easier overall, though I find controlling the temperature is a bit easier on the stove. The stove top method allows me to stir and to use a candy thermometer while the caramel is still heating, whereas you have to stop the microwave every couple of minutes to … Continue Reading →