pizza slices with squash, beets, carrots, and more snuck into the sauce

The 12 Days of Squashmas

A few years ago we had a lot of winter squash on hand.  We compiled and created 12 unique squash recipes that will blow the minds of your friends and family.  They’ll say, “Wow! I’m having a really gourd time thanks to these sweet and savory dishes!”  This post collects those recipes in one convenient location.  Enjoy! Continue reading “The 12 Days of Squashmas”

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healthy winter squash lasagna recipe

Low-Fat, High Vitamin Winter Squash Lasagna [recipe]

Just when you think you’ve had enough squash, there’s a lovely delicious lasagna recipe you just have to try. And after we tried it out, we’re adding it to short list of ideas for our 2016 Christmas dinner.  Squash replacing turkey!   Continue reading “Low-Fat, High Vitamin Winter Squash Lasagna 

pureed winter Squash used as sauce on a pizza

Squash PSA: Pizza Sauce Alternative

It all started with us sneaking shredded carrots into the layer of sauce of our pizzas. We covered this vegetable party with cheese, and not only did our kiddo not notice, we actually found that we loved the taste! We moved on to beetza, which is pizza with shredded beets snuck in. And then we got to thinking… what would happen if we switch out the sauce entirely? Continue reading “Squash PSA: Pizza Sauce Alternative”

homemade baby food - pureed hubbard winter squash

Making your own baby food is as easy as 1, 2. Easier than ABC!

Sometimes when Amy tells someone that we make all of our own baby food, they are astounded. Maybe the idea of giving a precious baby food seems to complicated to get safe results? We’ve found it to be extremely easy. And unlike preparing just about any other meal, making baby food at home is really just two steps.  Continue reading “Making your own baby food is as easy as 1, 2. Easier than ABC!”

Winter Squash Tacos [recipe]

We make rice and beans and tacos all the time.  We have even changed the way we make them to incorporate the seasons.  So in the height of summer, our tacos are all dressed up with tomato salsa, colorful peppers, fresh garlic, lots of greens from the garden, and cilantro piled high!  This Autumn we figured we would just keep experimenting with our tacos to keep them in season too.  We have had great success with black bean and sweet potato with onions and other root vegetables.  This week the abundance of squash let me try tacos with squash too! Continue reading “Winter Squash Tacos 

Winter Squash Long Grain Risotto [recipe]

Risotto has always been a favorite of mine but it always seems daunting, maybe I need the right rice, don’t I need cream? And white wine? I don’t have time to make this, do I?  But this time I didn’t get hung up on arborio rice and found a way to make do with what I had in the cupboard!