Spicy Vegetarian Chili with Kabocha Squash

Spicy Vegetarian Chili with Kabocha Squash

I love a warming bowl of spicy vegetarian chili on a cold day. The weather is just now beginning to feel "fall like", so I got in the mood to make it! I had recently bought a nice Kabocha Squash at the farmers' market so I decided to add that to my chili. Kabocha Squash is incredibly dense and sweet when roasted. (You can substitute any squash actually, like Butternut, Acorn or Delicata. If you want to make this recipe even easier, get the already cubed Butternut Squash at the market). Ingredients: (makes…
Baked Apples with Oats & Caramel Sauce

Baked Apples with Oats & Caramel Sauce

One of my favorite things about Autumn are the fall apples - there is nothing better! The crisp flavor & tartness is a whole different thing than an apple any other time of year. Since you can only eat so many, I am always searching for good recipes using fall apples. My last post was a Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby.  This one is a simple recipe for Baked Apples. They are really very easy and a warming alternative to a fresh apple.  They actually taste like apple pie without the fuss of a…
Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby

Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby

When my children were young we always went apple picking in the fall. It was one of our favorite memories!  We would come home with bags of crisp, tart apples. There is nothing like biting into a fall apple from New England or New York!  Then we would proceed to make as many recipes using them as we could think of - apple pies and apple crisps of course. With the last bunch we would always make apple butter to use later on with our peanut butter sandwiches instead of jelly. This Caramelized…
Rigatoni with Butternut Squash, Kale & Ricotta Cheese

Rigatoni with Butternut Squash, Kale & Ricotta Cheese

Autumn is in the air as the days are getting cooler and the beginning of color is appearing on the trees in Central Park. Squash and pumpkin are abundant at the green markets, so you begin to plan different kind of meals around these seasonal ingredients. Here is a dish that combines some of my favorite fall ingredients all on one plate! Rigatoni with Butternut Squash, Kale & Ricotta Cheese ingredients: 1 small butternut squash (sliced and cut into pieces) 1 small red onion (sliced) 2 - 3 cups of kale (chopped) 2…