Butternut Squash & Chick Pea Soup with Quinoa Noodles

This soup rocked our weeknight meals this week.  The pureed butternut squash makes a fantastic flavorful base without being loaded up with dairy.  The celery and carrots complement the chick peas perfectly.  The only thing I might consider doing differently in the future, is adding actual chunks of butternut squash as well. Surprisingly this soupContinue reading “Butternut Squash & Chick Pea Soup with Quinoa Noodles”

Cream of Butternut Squash Soup

We went out to a birthday dinner with my mom at Cosi Cocina’s and had a delicious butternut squash soup.  This soup is my version or interpretation of that soup.  It is a perfect fall flavor soup with the heartiness to make it a  meal.  It is vegetarian and even could be made vegan withContinue reading “Cream of Butternut Squash Soup”

Leftover Waffle Sandwich

Holy genius husband! I love it when Eric gets out this appliance for dinner.   I love it even more when it involves using leftovers.  I have quite a few glass and clear containers so that I cannot forget about the contents.  I am known to allow leftovers to ferment far longer than is healthy.Continue reading “Leftover Waffle Sandwich”

Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

This was an On-the-whim-what-do-we-have-in-the-cupboard? kind of recipe.  I am always pleased and a little surprised when these recipes turn out well.  This dish may very well be the answer to Greta’s distaste for marinara sauce, which I find rather perplexing.   Cut 1 butternut squash in half.  Remove seeds and roast at 350 degrees for 35Continue reading “Butternut Squash Pasta Bake”

Biscuits & Butternut Squash Salmon Pot Pie

Fresh from the oven biscuits – what a sight to behold!  I am told that my Grandmother, mom’s mom, always said a good biscuit needed no knife to cut it in half, it should easily tear apart.  Read on to find out how to create biscuits like these, I dare say, that put local breakfastContinue reading “Biscuits & Butternut Squash Salmon Pot Pie”

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

We have been loving the slow cooker at our house lately – it may run out of power at the rate we are using it.  This next soup recipe is so good it will have you slurping it down like this.  Eric told me several times that this was a good soup, which for aContinue reading “Curried Butternut Squash Soup”

Squash Sweet Kidney Stew

This stew was everything I want in a meal: quick to prepare, ready when I got home, filling, vegetarian, spicy, and full of contrasting flavors.  The sweet potato and butternut squash flavors paired perfectly with the kidney beans and peanut butter.   Tonight, I have one more recipe adapted from the Skinny Slow Cooker publicationContinue reading “Squash Sweet Kidney Stew”