Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon

Winter squashes are one of the things I love about this season. Their flavor, color, texture is so "fall-like" and comforting. And they are delicious too! We recently used a squash variety called "Fairy Tale squash" for my mom’s pumpkin noodle soup.

And just the other day, I made butternut squash soup. I have to say, this butternut squash soup is EXTRA special simply because we grew the squash ourselves. And it’s EXTRA, EXTRA special because it was the ONLY butternut we got from that whole vine. Sigh…I’m not meant to grow anything besides tomatoes.

Our One and Only Butternut Squash

 Our One and Only Butternut Squash

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Malaysian Chicken Wings: Two Ways

It’s football* season! Have you had your chicken wings yet?

Malaysian Barbecued Chicken Wings and Fragrant Chicken Wings

Malaysian Barbecued Chicken Wings and Fragrant Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a favorite football season food. The National Chicken Council estimates that over 3 billion pounds of chicken wings will be consumed in 2012, with more than 100 million pounds eaten during Super Bowl weekend alone!

But if you’re like me, you’ve had many a chicken wing that was seriously over-fried, dried out and chewy. Then those hot wings were covered in hot sauce to make up for the lack of any other flavor. Instead of suffering through another batch of fatally flawed wings, try making these two recipes for chicken wings.

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Steamed Dungeness Crabs with Old Bay

It’s the middle of November. In the Bay Area, do you know what that means?

Dungeness Crabs

Dungeness Crabs

That’s right, boys and girls, it’s Dungeness crab season! Dungeness crab, or Cancer majister is a large crab found on the West Coast from Alaska down to California. About one quarter of the crab is sweet, succulent crab meat, making it one of the meatiest crabs around.
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Chicken with Vinegar & Onions, Warm French Lentil Salad with Smoked Sausage

Since this week is our 2nd Bloggerversary, we’re giving you two recipes for double the French bistro pleasure!

Chicken with Vinegar & Onions, Warm French Lentil Salad with Smoked Sausage

Chicken with Vinegar & Onions, Warm French Lentil Salad with Smoked Sausage

I was trying to decide which was my favorite season and like with most things, I couldn’t decide. I’m such a "in-the-moment" kind of girl that I end up loving whatever season it is. Right now, I’m loving Fall.

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