Side Dish Saturdays: Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Butternut squash with sour cream, smoked paprika, a dash of cinnamon for good luck and chives. Just like a twice baked potato, the squash is roasted first, then the flesh is removed and beaten with sour cream and seasonings. It goes back into the squash shells with a sprinkling of bread crumbs for a second… 

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Creamy Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Spinach

Creamy Butternut Squash and Spinach Gnocchi

Clouds of gnocchi nestle themselves in a creamy sauce amongst sweet hunks of butternut squash, tender baby spinach, fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese. Swoon. Lately I am obsessed with gnocchi, little Italian potato dumplings that are soft and pillowy, kind of chewy and in my mind, so versatile. I can’t get enough of them –… 

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Zucchini Feta Fritters with Tzatziki Sauce

zucchini fritter stack

Zucchini fritters with a compelling Greek twist! Hunks of feta cheese and fresh herbs liven up these fritters made with shredded zucchini, egg and flour. A cucumber lemon yogurt sauce shocks them with cool and bright flavor.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Sour Cream Frosting & Walnuts

A cocoa laced cake packed with chocolate goodness and covered in a tangy sour cream frosting. Not to mention zucchini.¬†Shredded zucchini adds incredible moistness and body to the cake making it dense but not heavy. Never in my wildest dreams did I think zucchini cake could taste so heavenly good! You may think it sounds… 

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Creamy Zucchini Cheese Soup

Creamy Zucchini Cheese Soup

Zucchini are still growing in my garden! Baby ones and blossoms too. Late bloomers.  Not that I mind one single bit. Zucchini has a permanent place in my life all year long. Yep, I’m the person buying those sorry looking zucchini in the middle of winter that were trucked in from who knows where. If… 

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Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Marinated Zucchini Salad

Have I told you how happy I am zucchini season is here? If I have, I hope you’re not sick of hearing it! It’s early in the season and surely I will be professing my adoration again. Did you know you can eat zucchini raw? Well, you can and it is delicious! In case you… 

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Zucchini Banana Bread with Walnuts and Raisins

Zucchini-Banana-Bread

Every bite of this wholesome bread is jam-packed with flavor that begins and ends with bananas! The zucchini fades into the background and banana takes front and center stage. Together they add incredible moistness and replace the fat that is usually found in recipes like this – no butter or oil is required!