Apple Butternut Squash and Sausage Gratin

Gotta love a dish that does double duty. This gratin works well as a side dish (Thanksgiving anyone?) or as a main, paired with some green veggies.

With the abundance of fresh fall produce, and the dark and chilly nights, what’s sounds better than a pan of cheesy, meaty, veggies and fruit? This is comfort food at it’s best. Filling, but not heavy, and loaded with vitamins to beat the winter blues. Continue reading

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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

Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna

I bet you all thought I had fallen off the face of the earth. Or perhaps had taken a vacation to the far reaches of the North Pole and was without cooking utensils and a camera.

What I’ve really been up to is something far more life-risking and all-consuming.

I’ve been moving into my new apartment.

It’s been all building Ikea furniture, unpacking boxes, washing dishes, triple runs to Target on the same day to get that other thing I forgot, and trying to figure out how the heck I more accurately adjust the temperature on my gas stove (I’ve always had an electric) so I don’t burn the cream sauce for the past 3 weeks.

But now, my faithful readers, now, I can finally begin to post again. I officially held my housewarming party this weekend, forcing me to unpack the last remnants of the boxed items and find a home for them, and now, I suddenly find myself free at last to bring you more deliciousness. Continue reading