Egg Bake with Hash Browns, Butternut Squash, and Cheese

Egg bake with butternut squash and hash browns.

Egg bake recipe loaded with hash browns, butternut squash, and cheese, most of which can be made ahead of time.                                                                                                             Entertaining 101 Tip: It's good to have a dish like this in your hip pocket for weekend guests. Last month, friends stayed with us on Lake Tahoe for the weekend. They were in town for a wedding with Mia, their adorable one-year-old daughter, and the weather forecast ...

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Farmhouse Butternut – Apple Crumble: #SundaySupper

Butternut and Apple Crumble slider

Comfort food crumble made with butternut squash, apples and ginger. This week's theme is "Squashin' Winter" for SundaySupper. It's still sunny and in the 60's and 70's here in Northern California, but luckily the weather isn't the only thing that drives seasons. Food does too. I crave fall and winter food in November even if we're grilling out back and eating on the deck. And at the top of the list is ...

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Butternut-Caramelized Onion Empanadas

Butternut Squash Caramelized Onion Empanadas slider

Buttery empanadas filled with caramelized onions, butternut squash, apples and raisins.   I had my first empanadas when we were traveling through Ecuador a few years ago. Myles and I were enjoying a few days in the charming, mountain town of Cuenca, in the southern Sierra's after a glorious trip to the Galápagos. If you haven't been there, Cuenca is on the famed Inca Trail, and was a significant center of civilization long before the ...

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Butternut Filled Ravioli & Brown Butter Pears

Butternut Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter Pears and Balsamic closeup: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Ravioli filled with butternut squash, apples, and ricotta cheese, topped with pears sautéed in browned butter, and drizzled with balsamic reduction.   Our first winter storm is on the way, forecasted to start tonight and drop over a foot of snow by Tuesday morning, and I am SO excited. Each day has gotten progressively cooler, aspens all aflutter with their shimmering golden leaves being blown about by the winds of change. In ...

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Butternut Squash-Apple Soup

Easy Butternut Squash - Apple Soup

Easy butternut squash and apple soup full of autumn flavors. After the festive abundance and chaos of the holidays, January is a time to celebrate emptiness. Naked trees, unburdened by heavy clusters of leaves and fruit; fields resting in a barren state, while nature quietly replenishes. I think about how to do the same, even ...

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