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 form of plenty of parmesan and at least a cup’s worth of aged sharp cheddar, otherwise known fondly around here as “orange cheese” (and exponentially more appealing to a rapidly-approaching 2-year-old whose entire world seems to hang on the texture of her dinner). Taking the same tiny being into mind, I got the squash roasting and browned up a heap of quartered criminis — we’ve had weeks of late where they’re one of only things we’re certain she’ll devour — then wilted down a massive bunch of chard we’d just received in our CSA (in the same pan, no worries) and crossed my fingers … Read More

Veggie Joe Sliders (totally vegan-able!)

It’s been a while. I don’t even know where to begin. Should we start with the whole I’ve been sick excuse? I already pulled that one a few months back? Oh. Damn. How about these holidays be craycray? More relevant? Phew. Now we can get onto the good stuff. Have you guys finished your Christmas shopping? Have you baked, like, a smack-ton of cookies all stacked pretty-like in cellophane bags and tied up with variegated twine? Have you totally out-Elf-Shelf’d the crap out of your neighbors yet? (I swear, about 93% of any enthusiasm I have for being a parent one day revolves around out-Elfin’ the other carpool moms.) I haven’t done any of those things, if it makes you feel better, and we’re cutting it pretty freaking close. So, you know, chickens. No heads. Chaos. All those things. Here’s what I did manage to squeak out while helping to host a happy hour in The Citay a couple of weeks ago: Sliders. Sloppy ones. Of the veggie variety. And they were oh-so-tasty and super chill to prep. A heap of veggies. A wealth of salty, sweet and tangy flaves. All piled onto toasty, golden rolls and brightened with verdant cilantro. … Read More