Butternut Squash Soup

I feel out of sorts posting about a soup without my friend Seriously Soupy talking about it  After all, she's been preaching to us for years how easy it is to make soup. Last night for dinner my daughter and I made some Butternut Squash Soup (for the first time), and it was amazing. Let me clarify, it was restaurant-quality, according to my 9-year old son who had just last weekend, ordered a bowl of Butternut Squash soup at a local restaurant. I could not believe how simple it was to prepare the soup.  And, I even cheated and bought the … [Read more...]

Stuffed Acorn Squash

We've got tons of pumpkins and gourds from the fall festivals we hit last weekend.  I find this time of year I get so excited to pick apples and pumpkins that's while I'm in the moment, at the farm stands or roaming through the orchards, it's fun.  Then, when I'm back at home, staring down the pumpkins and dozens of apples that definitely won't get eaten (and subsequently take up too much room in my apartment kitchen) , I begin to stress. Same goes for all of the beautiful fall vegetables that adorn all of the grocery stands along the … [Read more...]

Apple Butter

  Yesterday would have been Mom’s 70th birthday. While I’ve tried so desperately to celebrate her life through her culinary legacy, it’s inevitable: her absence is always felt.  Every day. For the past four years. This weekend, I kept myself busier than usual so I wouldn’t focus on this unwelcomed anniversary. I celebrated fall with my family.  We pumpkin picked.  We painted pumpkins. We carved pumpkins. We made pumpkin seeds. We apple picked. And now, I’m back in my city apartment, staring down 20 pounds of apples and two … [Read more...]