The Coziest Squash Risotto You'll Eat All Winter Long

Winter is officially here! Last week, I declared that December is Winter Squash Month over here at Meatless Mondays, and I've found another very interesting butternut squash recipe that I bet you'll like. This Cozy Harvest Risotto from Happy.Healthy.Life includes butternut squash, apple, sweet potato, and celery. Kathy bums up the flavors with fresh, seasonal herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme. Then she tops this vegan risotto with almonds (and a splash of non-dairy creamer, if you want it) for what she calls "an elegant and surprisingly easy winter meal." ...more
Sounds great.more

This Burrito May Be the Very Best Use of Winter Squash

I think we should just go ahead and declare December Winter Squash Month, because everywhere I look lately, I'm seeing interesting meatless dishes using winter squash. butternut squash, in particular, seems like a favorite ingredient for imaginative cooks. ...more
amuseyourbouche My pleasure Becca; what a brilliant idea!more

The Most Interesting Winter Veggie Soup

Like every slightly food-obsessed person, I have my own list of favorite ingredients that always make me give a recipe a second look. And when I saw this recipe for Winter Squash Soup with Tahini and Za'atar Chickpea Croutons from Dishing Up the Dirt, it caught my attention for a number of reasons. ...more
@CCbyMWilliams BlogHerFood That's what I thought too!more

How to Make Vegetarian Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I'm sure I won't get any arguments when I say December is the most challenging month for anyone who's trying to follow a healthy eating plan. ...more

10 Turkey Soup Recipes Your Family Will Love

What to do with that leftover turkey? Make turkey stock and turn it into mouthwatering and nutritious turkey soup, of course. I've scoured the interwebs looking at turkey soup options, and here are my top 10 picks. Of course, this is a subjective list, and no one person can ever find all the good recipes for turkey soup, so if I missed your favorite turkey soup, please tell us about it or share the link in the comments. ...more
Delicious! Great turkey soup recipes to share! The Tortilla Soup sounds especially good!more

10 Delicious Homemade Spice Blends to Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is a time when budgets are stretched, people are busier than usual, and we're all looking for some type of unique gift idea that will be a hit. In my cooking adventures, I often mix up spice blends to use for certain recipes. A few years ago I hit on the idea of making large quantities of one of my favorite spice blends from that year and giving it as Christmas gifts for neighbors, co-workers and friends. ...more
ahrt4God Great, hope you enjoy!more

Hate Marshmallowey Sweet Potatoes? Try This Recipe With Feta and Sumac

Hate Marshmallowey Sweet Potatoes? Try This Savory Recipe With Feta and Sumac It's the Monday before Thanksgiving, the most sweet-potato centric holiday of all in the U.S., and this week I'm giving you an ultra-easy sweet potato recipe for a Meatless Monday treat. Sweet potatoes always go on sale right before Thanksgiving, so you might have a few extra ones on hand. ...more

Top 10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes of All Time

Wouldn't it be fun to play Family Feud with the topic of Thanksgiving side dishes? If you haven't seen this American TV game show, two sets of extended family members square off against each other to try to predict what the most common responses are for a particular topic. I'm guessing the number-one response for Thanksgiving side dishes would be mashed potatoes or stuffing, but after that, who knows? ...more
Before kids, I always made yams with bourbon sauce and pralines. Since my kids won't eat any ...more

Your New Favorite Squash Recipe: Rosemary-Butternut Skillet Pie

There are some ingredients I'll absolutely never get tired of, and in the fall, butternut squash probably tops that list. This delicious variety of winter squash (also called butternut pumpkin in some parts of the world), is a vegetable that I learned to like from my Grandma Denny. Grandma would cut up the squash, scrape out the seeds, and roast it wrapped in foil; then we'd scrape it away from the skin and eat it with lots of butter, salt, and pepper. SO good. ...more
Sarah Wainwright Thanks Sarah!  That's just what I thought when I spotted it.more

Thanksgiving Time Savers! 27 Make-Ahead and Slow Cooker Recipes

Even for experienced cooks, putting a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner on the table is a culinary challenge. People love lots of Thanksgiving side dishes, but the meal has turkey and gravy, which both need last-minute attention. Thanksgiving dinner is often a timing nightmare, but using a slow cooker is something that can really help. Another great Thanksgiving sanity-saver is making things ahead, then just reheating them or cooking them on turkey day....more
Here are some other turkey recipes ...more