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Butternut Squash Ricotta Gnocchi

Looking through different recipes for gnocchi you’ll often see “homemade ricotta gnocchi in 20 minutes” or “ricotta gnocchi is so easy and fast to make.” Just let it be said that they are all liars. ALL! The only person to date that I have found who was very honest about the difficulties of gnocchi was Heidi Swanson from 101 Cookbooks. I first tried my hand at potato gnocchi following her directions years ago. I have not attempted it since.

I have heard all these rave reviews about how simple ricotta gnocchi is so I decided to give it a try. Maybe difficult is not the right word, maybe just ultra time consuming and fussy. You’ve been warned. However if you want to give gnocchi a try, this recipe, inspired by one from Martha Stewart’s website, was indeed delicious. The trick is to not put too much flour, just enough to be able to handle the dough, and loads – oodles – of patience and a big glass of vino to make it painless. This recipe makes a huge batch, but I figure if I’m going to fuss, I better make it worth my time.

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By on February 22, 2011 in Blog, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Squash, Vegetarian

Spaghetti Squash Made Delicious

5 Minutes to Yum!
Spaghetti squash is one of the many squash varieties that get little action when it comes to the kitchen. Butternut seems to always come out on top – the popular office chick with all the curves in the right places. My hope is that when you try this recipe out, maybe you’ll reconsider this vegetable choice from time to time. Sometimes the co worker at the back of the office should get invited to happy hour after work too! So it’s not exactly a sexy veg, but inside that pale yellow skin and shapeless orb is something fantastic….after all it is what’s inside that counts people!

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By on October 26, 2010 in Blog, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Recipes, Side Dish, Squash, Vegetarian, Videos

Beef Lentil Stew in a Pumpkin

There’s nothing better than a warm lentil stew on a cool fall night before wrapping yourself up in a blanket and watching a funny movie. Those days where the sun never pops its head out and the rain falls periodically all day, never allowing anything to dry out. It’s the kind of day that rubber boots and cardigans are made for. Well on that day, try this stew, you won’t be disappointed. The stores are filled with the prettiest little squash and pumpkins right now, and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to put some warm comfort food in one. Here is a little bowl of happy for a dreary day.  Let me know what kind of pumpkin you used and what videos you’d like to see in the future!

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By on October 17, 2010 in Blog, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Course, Squash, Videos

Butternut Squash Waffles With Mapled Apples and Walnuts

I’m really excited about this new recipe! Brilliance. I’m always trying to find new and exciting ways to use left overs. That experiment has led me to some wonderful places, this recipe being one of them. If you have any left over squash it can be used to make this incredible brunch item. If you have a husband like mine, who will eat brown sugar and maple syrup by the spoonful, this works as an everyday breakfast item too. Most of us can’t afford to be that extravagant with our calories, so if you’re like me you’ll save this one as a special treat.

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By on August 28, 2010 in Blog, Breakfast, Brunch, Recipes, Squash, Vegetarian

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