Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad - Tossed with mustard vinaigrette, topped with goat cheese, caramelized onions, candied walnuts, and alfalfa sprouts. @dawnsrecipes

This salad is inspired by one I saw recently at Burtons Grill. I’ve been twice with friends who’ve ordered it, and it always strikes me how beautiful the presentation is. Much to my delight, our recent CSA shares have included many of the ingredients necessary to replicate this salad at home. … Continue Reading →

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips | Dawn's Recipes

One of the things I love about our winter CSA share is all the root vegetables we get. These hearty vegetables really stand up well to roasting, and the process brings out their natural sweetness. A little olive oil, some seasonings, and a bit of time in the oven is all it takes to turn these seasonal beauties into a fantastic side dish. … Continue Reading →

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 →

Apple Caramel Nut Tarts – A Recipe Revamp

Apple Caramel Nut Tarts | Dawn's Recipes

I first posted this recipe in 2007, but I decided to dig it out of the archives because of all the apples I’ve been getting in my CSA share lately.  I figure it was a good candidate for an update because A) the original photos were kind of ugly and B) I wanted to make a few minor changes to the recipe itself. … Continue Reading →