Chicken and Wild Rice with Butternut Squash

The house is almost clean. We are so ready to move in. It just seems like there is one more thing to do. While that is annoying, I'd rather have it done before we start moving furniture. When we do move, it will be slow. We have a lot of stuff, but only the two [...]

Slow Cooker Saucy Thai Chicken and Butternut Squash Curry

Another week and another day to work on our house. I spent last week cleaning out one corner of a shed. Typically, one corner should not take all that long, but stuffed in a small space were: several bags of chewed up foam padding, two large carpets, two jackets, a tarp, a rusty fold up [...]

Cauliflower Carbonara

I decided to go back and try another pasta dish.  I was intrigued by a recipe from Epicurious for Cauliflower Carbonara.  Carbonara is that pasta sauce made by emulsifying eggs and bacon fat along with a healthy dose of cheese.  All things good.  However, a little unhealthy, and I'm not talking about the eggs.  It's [...]

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili

I'm always looking for funky chili recipes.  Don't get me wrong, I like a good standard chili.  But chili can be downright interesting.  I've made it with peanut butter and cinnamon.  Squash is another ingredient I like to use in chili.  It provides a sweetness that tastes amazing.  When I found this recipe from Cookie [...]

An non-standard version of Spanish Paella

I was inspired to try modifying a paella dish recently.  I was flipping through my Better Homes and Gardens recipe e-mail and came across their Pork and Butternut Squash Paella.  I thought, I love pork and butternut squash and both are healthy to begin with.  But I also wanted to challenge myself to use something [...]