Butternut Squash Hors D’Oeuvres

After making butternut squash hand pies, I knew that they would translate really well into an hors d’oeuvre. I used a mini muffin tin to turn the puff pastry into small cups and then filled the cups with squash deliciousness. What I like best about these puffs is that you can eat them with one hand. It’s always a challenge to eat hors d’oeuvres off of a plate when you have a drink in your other hand. No plates are necessary for … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Pastries

These butternut squash pastries are scrumptious! I really love butternut squash, but I love crispy, flaky pastry even more. I could eat these pastries for a whole meal…and I almost did. They’re also incredibly easy to make. You really can’t go wrong with them! To make these pastries, defrost some frozen puff pastry dough and preheat your oven to 400°F. Also cook a butternut squash (refer to my post on butternut squash risotto for a quick microwave steam method), and … Continue reading

Blue Moon, Butternut Squash, and Shrimp Risotto

I love making and eating risotto, and I’ve even featured an asparagus version on this blog before. In that post, I referenced how you could make risotto with beer instead of the traditional wine. That’s what I’ve done here, and it is so good. This risotto is citrusy and slightly sweet with just a touch of shrimpiness. My risotto-cooking technique has also progressed to the point where I can rely on it spreading beautifully on the plate and the rice … Continue reading