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Sweet Dumpling Squash

Sweet Dumpling Squash

When you need a smaller alternative to a big winter squash, sweet dumpling squash is the answer. About the size of an extra large apple, this single-serving squash usually weighs under one pound apiece and is shaped like a miniature pumpkin due to the scalloped lobes that form the rind. The skin is often white with mottled yellow, orange, and/or green markings. Inside, the flesh is smooth, tender, and sweet, with a bright orange color. Like all winter squash, it’s a great source of vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, and fiber. (more…)

Curried Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

Curried Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

Acorn Squash has a slightly sweet taste, which complements the sweetness of the apple and mild spice of the curry powder. Enjoy this acorn squash and apple soup with some crusty whole-grain bread.  A great soup for stormy days. Or for Thanksgiving. (more…)

Acorn Squash Soup with Kale

Acorn Squash Soup with Kale

One rarely comes across acorn squash soup (mostly we see butternut as the main ingredient), but this one from marthastewart.com is tasty and colorful – we eat with our eyes first, right?  Savory bacon and peppery kale pair well with the sweet, nutty flavor of pureed acorn squash in this hearty soup.  The recipe serves 4.  Try it! (more…)

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…)

Acorn Squash

Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash actually belongs to the same species as all “summer” squashes (such as zucchini and yellow squash).  The most common variety is dark green in color, but newer varieties can be yellow, white, even variegated.  As the name suggests, its shape resembles that of an acorn.  It is a good candidate for winter storage, keeping several months in a cool dry location.  Squash can be refrigerated, but it will deteriorate quickly and should only be refrigerated 1-2 weeks. (more…)

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

Pumpkins aren’t the only squash that yield tasty seeds for roasting!  Next time you prepare a winter squash (e.g. butternut or acorn squash), save the seeds and have yourself a nutritious little snack. (more…)