Three Cheese Butternut Squash Pasta Bake with Mushrooms + Chard

Three Cheese Butternut Pasta Bake with Mushrooms + Chard Recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #vegetarian #burrata #casserole

Some weeks ago I saw a Tasting Table video on Facebook I couldn’t resist. Jumbo shells, stuffed with roasted butternut squash and ricotta, topped with burrata and baked. It was undeniably appealing, instantly evocative of the frozen, cheese-stuffed jumbo shells my bestie Whitney and I used to heat up for summer lunches back when Costco was Price Club and we still owned more cassette tapes than CD’s. Looking in my fridge, I was heartbroken to remember using the last of our ricotta on that morning’s toast (with sliced pears and honey — never a bad idea) — but was blasted with hope in the … Read More

(vegan) caramelized red kuri pasta with white wine and olive oil + news!

A savory and surprisingly hearty vegan/vegetarian pasta ready in about 30 minutes (with GF variation). Find the full recipe at www.thepigandquill.com. #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #pasta #recipe #squash #fall

Pasta first — or news first? Let’s do pasta. Because, hello, it’s pasta. Or in Giada speak: PAHSS-teh. Luvluvluvluvluv. This one has been in the queue for only way too long. Back before I tricked you into making Thanksgiving in under an hour (you guys — it’s tomorrow. If you don’t have a game plan, you might want to click that link). Before I turned your delicata into a beautiful mess of garlicky stickyness that is anything but delicate. And waaay before I left the country to eat all the ham products ever made. (I’m losing track of these attempts to shove … Read More

Chickenless Udon Noodle Soup (with Butternut Squash)

I was really ready to headline this post with something as rad Leave the chicken in the coop and the noodles in the soup! but I have a confession to make. This soup isn’t entirely chickenless. There’s, gulp, stock. I know, I’m a sham. I’m so sorry. If you veggie folk leave and never come back, I’ll understand. ‘Cept for I would so not understand. Please don’t leave. Just take a peeksie at the note below for a quickie vegetarian/vegan variation. All better? Good. Because I have another confession to make. I ah-door noodles. Maybe you recall my ramen rant? … Read More

Recipes: Cranberry muff stuffers n’ veggies (aka Friendsgiving)*

One of my more cynical friends and charmingly resistant readers suggested part of the title for this post after partaking in the cranberry stuffing muffins written up below. Because why refer to something as a stuffing muffin when you can instead turn to the prose that is muff stuffer? It’s really quite excellent in its inappropriateness. But then I suppose me referring to anyone else on this Earth as inappropriate would be the very definition of kettle-pot name-calling. I digress. On Monday, Chris and I had a few friends over to to celebrate a bit of an impromptu Friendsgiving complete … Read More