Baked Zucchini Fries with Onion Dipping Sauce

Oven Fried Zucchini Fries

Many moons ago I confessed that I love zucchini so much I eat it in the dead of winter even though it’s been trucked in from who knows where and is ridiculously overpriced!

So I find myself giving you a recipe for zucchini fries that is obviously out of season. Some of you are exactly like me and have zucchini in your refrigerator right this very moment. Or maybe you’re lucky enough to live somewhere warm where fresh, local zucchini is available all year long.

This one’s for you…. 

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Stuffed Squash with Brie, Cranberries and Greens

Fresh cranberries, brie and greens come together to make a festive and flavorful filling for kabocha or acorn squash.

The cranberries add a tangy pop of sweetness to the gooey brie, tender greens and mild-mannered squash.

The best bite is when you dig deep and not only get the creamy greens but some of the dense squash on your fork too! The difference in textures is just as important as the flavors in making this surprisingly delicious…. 

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Side Dish Saturdays: 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 baking…. 

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Creamy Gnocchi, Butternut Squash and Spinach

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 – whether I tuck them away into soups, saute them with any and every possible vegetable I can get my hands on, or douse them in red sauce – I keep going back for more!… 

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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 you see me cooing to them in the produce aisle, say hi.… 

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Zucchini Ribbon 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 were wondering. The texture is kind of like cucumber and the flavor?… 

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