Archive for December, 2011

Facebook Winter Squash Roundup

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Winter Squash Roundup – Oh MY!!! So many great recipes out there, and you all are so generous in your sharing! This post is a big one, so here we go!

Roasted Butternut and Gala Apple Soup from BYU

Oven Roasted Kabocha Squash from Tiny Urban Kitchen


Facebook Apple and Pear Recipe Roundup

Monday, December 19th, 2011

“Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples

Apples, apples, apples. Truth? I have to seriously be in the mood to just go pick up an apple and eat it. I do like apples, though. It’s just that they end up sitting around on my counter for weeks. Saturday morning I peeled, cored, and sliced the huge variety I had and made Freezer Apple Pie Filling (hint, I just combined ingredients and froze – it worked for me).

Here are the recipes participants have been sharing over on the Facebook page:

Facebook Orange Recipes Roundup

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Our participants have been sharing some awesome orange recipes this week, and we wanted an easy place for you to find them. Here’s what we have:


Candied Citrus from Cooking Debauchery


Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Soup (uses orange zest!)

Facebook Chestnut Recipes Roundup

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire….Jack Frost nipping at your nose….

That’s seriously what I think about when I hear chestnuts. It was exciting to hear that they would be in the hostess pack, but I think most of us are clueless when it comes to what to do with them. Thank goodness for all you imaginative participants out there, and thank you for posting them! Here’s a roundup of the recipes that were posted on the Facebook page:

Roasted Chestnut Sausage Dressing from Food Network


Food Swapping and Apple Cranberry Conserve

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Have you ever participated in a food swap? This idea is something I first came across on the Bountiful Baskets Facebook Page. Someone had mentioned starting one up in Texas, and it got me a bit curious, so I started googling “Food Swap“. It turns out that food swapping is something we’ve probably all been doing all along, just in a more formal setting. The basic premise is that you bring your homemade, home-grown, or foraged food, and swap it for other people’s homemade, home-grown, or foraged food.

It sounded like fun.