Best Butternut Squash Recipes

I'm on a mission. I tell people all the time that they're missing out on butternut squash. (At least the people who've never tried it before.) I encounter people all over...from coast to coast...who have never tried this golden gem of a fruit. (Although I think of it as a vegetable...it has seeds, so it's technically a fruit, right?) Whatever you want to call it...it's … [Read more...]

Savory Slow Cooker Chicken and Butternut Squash

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  This recipe is part of our 6th Costco Meal Plan: 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150! We've been enjoying lots of butternut squash lately, after buying some at Kroger, then more at Aldi the next week for just $.59 each! We've had this...a beef stew with butternut ...and I made the same beef stew mix for the guys to enjoy while I'm out of town this … [Read more...]

Winter Squash (Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecan Topping) – Grow. Eat. Save.

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecan Topping OK. So we all know that the squash in my garden were a big fat fail this year. I've come to grips with the situation, in large part because of the fabulous prices at the farmer's market for squash this fall.  (You might remember Gigantor Squash.) Well, I picked up a smaller squash from the farmer's market on Thursday (more … [Read more...]

How to Cut and Freeze a Large Butternut Squash

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Remember that giant butternut squash I bought at the farmer's market a month ago?! For just $3.50! Well, I finally got around to cutting it up...feel free to watch :) Steam-bake it. Then puree the flesh. Here are a few things you can do with the butternut squash puree. Make homemade baby food. Hide in the cheese sauce of homemade mac and cheese. Use in … [Read more...]

Cranberry Pork Chops

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I made this recipe what seems like EONS ago...but it really wasn't that long ago!  But at the same time, it's been too long. Y'all know what I mean.  These kiddos of mine have turned up the dial on "time"...to warp speed.  (It's all happening too fast...they are growing up way to fast.) Again. I digress! Anyhoo. Made this using some fresh "holiday" (meaning … [Read more...]