Garam Masala Butternut Squash Soup

Looking for a new and unique way to fix your butternut squash from this week’s basket?

Try Garam Masala Butternut Squash Soup. It’s a slighly spicy, different twist on traditional squash soups. Garam Masala is a mixed spice used commonly in Indian dishes. Garam Masala can be purchased pre-mixed or made on your own. See the bottom of a previous blog post for how to make your own garam masala if you cannot find it commercially.

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No Fail Cooler Yogurt

Several members of my family have a slight dairy intolerance to straight milk, but we can eat all we’d like of yogurt and never have a problem. Finding a yogurt that isn’t full of undesirable extras can be difficult, and is usually expensive. I wanted to try my hand at making my own yogurt. I read many tutorials online which lead me to believe that making yogurt at home was difficult and time-consuming. I wanted to save money and have a superior product, but I just couldn’t commit to all the complicated steps that many of the recipes had—heating, checking temperatures, starters, special appliances, and watching the clock for the finished product. There had to be an easier way!
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Tikka Masala

I love Chicken Tikka Masala, but an authentic recipe requires an overnight marinade, grilling, a multitude of ingredients, and many dirty dishes. So, I set out to create a flavor that was pretty close, but could be made by anyone in less than 30 minutes in just one pot.

Photo courtesy Miranda Shultz

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