You can use pumpkin and winter squash interchangably in recipes to change things up a bit and enjoy the whole harvest. Sugar pumpkins, butternut, acorn and hubbard squashes are some of my favorites. Here’s how I like to serve them.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Spicy Squash Soup with Kielbasa and Corn
Spicy Sea Scallops and Pumpkin Pasta
Twice-Baked Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash Walnut Bread
Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Cheesecake
Butternut Squash Pie
And don’t forget crafts!
Santa Gourds (Just remember to keep them so you can paint them!)
My husband has been amazingly supportive and wonderful during my transition back to work. I’ve always known he’s a keeper but I’m still surprised by how he’s always here for me when I need him.
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As apple season nears its end in our area, I spent some time going back through my recipes to make sure I’ve gotten a chance to enjoy them all with fresh apples. Since I grew up with an apple orchard right next to my house, apples have always been a big part of my life. Snipping blossoms and arranging them in a big vase in spring time, watching the little apples grow throughout the summer, picking that first Macoun in early fall and polishing it on my jeans before taking a crispy bite, sampling all the different varieties, helping press the apples into cider, and of course baking apples into a pie. Now that I no longer live on the farm, I’ve planted my own little mini-orchard of six apple trees, but it will be a few years before I get any apples.
Here are some of my favorite ways to eat apples. As you prepare any of these recipes, I highly recommend eating the skin that you peel off of the apples. The skin smells and tastes wonderful, so don’t waste it!
Apple Walnut Bread
Apple Raspberry Crisp
Apple Cranberry Crumb Pie or traditional Apple Pie
Cinnamon Cider Jelly (Reduced-sugar version, too!)
Applesauce and Caramel Apple Butter
What’s your favorite way to eat apples?
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Just in time for frost… My Heritage and Anne raspberries are finally producing!
What’s going strong in your garden?
My family’s farm, Rose Orchards, is putting on a Haunted Hayride tonight! After a 13 year hiatus, it’s back by popular demand! Please come on by if you’re in the area!
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