Maple Whipped Butternut Squash
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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 →

Oven Roasted Acorn Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar
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Oven Roasted Acorn Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar

Gosh, I just put the whole recipe in the title, didn’t I? I’t feels strange to be talking about “winter” squash when summer is barely over, but winter squash is what’s coming into season in New England right now. Last year I got so much butternut squash in my CSA shares, I actually got blisters from cutting it all up. Squash is delicious! I only wish it wasn’t so hard to chop. Luckily the acorn squash I got in this weeks share takes much less effort with the knife. One cut through the center, and you’re done. … Continue Reading →

Summer Vegetable Stew
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Summer Vegetable Stew

I’ve had this recipe, or some variation of it, in my collection for I don’t know how long. I’m not even sure where the original came from. What I do know is that it’s one of my husband’s favorite ways to eat vegetables. Since he thinks vegetables are an “optional” part of any meal, I do what I can to get him excited about them.While I was making this yesterday, my husband said the aroma took him back to his Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Simple foods from the earth, probably grown in their very own garden. … Continue Reading →