Author: Danielle Levitt

Buttercup Squash with Apples

Buttercup Squash with Apples

This recipe is from the Betty Crocker Cooking for Two cookbook and is a perfect pairing of fall crops.  Buttercup squash, like acorn squash, isn’t always easy to peel – this makes it a great squash for stuffing with other things.  With brown sugar and apples, this recipe makes for a sweet side dish.  Serves 2. (more…)

Potato Celery Root Purée

Potato Celery Root Purée

Here’s another recipe from a Gourmet Magazine cookbook.  This purée could make a good side dish for Thanksgiving, and may be made up to 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled.  Makes about 5 ½ cups.

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Barley-Sweet Potato Hash

Barley-Sweet Potato Hash

Another fantastic recipe from the Simply Organic cookbook by Jesse Ziff Cool.  Serves 4.  Variations:  stir in ham, smoked tofu, or cooked chicken or shrimp into a bowl of the hash for a hearty meal.  Or top the hash with poached eggs.

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Vegetable Lentil Soup

Vegetable Lentil Soup

This recipe is from Gourmet magazine and can be found on epicurious.com.  It requires lots of chopping, but is relatively easy. I generally double the recipe when I make it, because it goes very quickly.  Note that the lentils may need more cooking time, depending on whether you have pre-soaked them or they are dry.  Buy the pre-cooked lentils at Trader Joe’s to save time!  Serves 2 generously. (more…)

Spiced Squash Cookies

Spiced Squash Cookies

From an old, Edible Vermont (2009) magazine, Winter issue, these spiced cookies are cake-like in texture and so welcoming on a cold, wintry day with a hot cup of tea (or cocoa).  Roast and mash the butternut squash ahead of time so you have it ready when you want to bake these cookies.  The recipe yields about 5 dozen. (more…)