Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Mmm…butternut squash. So tasty, but so funny looking. And have you tried to peel and chop those things? Not an easy task.

Too awkwardly shaped to peel in a coherent way, and slowly oozing sticky juices, it can become a kitchen disaster pretty quickly. Not to mention the arm workout you’ll get trying to slice that thing!

So why bother?

Because butternut squash is like vegetable candy. Bake it, roast it, and you’ve got a magical little veggie that brings Autumn to your table. Continue reading

Baked Cinnamon Apple French Toast

Breakfast is something I never spend enough time on.

When I’m running around in the morning getting ready, I only make time for some Greek yogurt and granola, or whole wheat toast, maybe some eggs if I’m feeling fancy.

And on the weekends, I find the allure of my cozy bed and fluffy pillow far too distracting to wake up early enough to make a time consuming breakfast.

But I might have to make time now. Continue reading

Phyllo Cups with Goat Cheese and Apple-Fig Compote

I’ve been on a goat cheese roll lately. Since I discovered I love this stuff, I’ve been using it in every way I can possibly think of. So when two good friends of mine threw a Super Bowl party, I knew this was a perfect excuse to once again whip out some goat cheese.

Goat cheese is delicious on its own, but when you pair it with something sweet and fruity it takes on a whole new dimension and makes it that much more tempting.

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