Posts tagged with: Squash

Cutting round vegetables

Cucurbita moschata 'Butternut'.
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Over the weekend I wanted to cook up a butternut squash for dinner and worried about chopping my fingers off while I worked, but I found a FABULOUS tip I had to share!

“It is very simple to prevent rolling of squash. Just fold up a small towel into quarters so there’s some padding and put the squash on top of the towel, this will help prevent the squash from rolling around upon the initial cut. After that, use the flat surface of the initial cut for the rest of the cuts”

Another tip? Use a very sharp knife!

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Buttercup squash with apples

Candy Cane Cookies
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Ingredients:
1 small buttercup or other winter squash, cut in half, seeds and fibers removed (1 pound)
1/2 cup chopped tart apple
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
dash of ground nutmeg

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place squash halves cut sides up in ungreased baking dish.
2. Mix remaining ingredients; spoon into squash. Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender.

1 Serving: Calories 105 (Calories from fat 45); Fat 5g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 30mg; Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary fiber 3g); Protein 1g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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