Archive for January, 2015

January 26, 2015

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash

Found here:

Ingredients (makes 6 servings)

1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste

sea salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Mix butternut squash cubes, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, salt, and black pepper until well coated. Spread mixture into a large baking dish.
3. Bake in preheated oven until squash is caramelized and golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes.

January 26, 2015

Sweet Potato Skins

Idea from here: Yes, it’s a pretty basic recipe. Those are my favorite though, since it makes me feel like even I could handle it. Ha!

(serves 6)

3 yams or sweet potatoes
oil (we use Pompeiian usually)
cheese/toppings of choice

Poke a few holes around each potato with a fork. Preheat oven to 400F place potatoes on a tray or baking dish, and bake for one hour. Once the potatoes are done, slice each in half lengthwise and scoop out about 2/3 of the flesh (save this scooped-out flesh). Preheat oven to 430 F, and brush the skins with oil. Place on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and re-stuff with filling. You can also add cheese (Sargento 4 Cheese, or Crystal Farms.. Daiya for the dairy-free little dude) at this time. Place under the broiler, and broil 3-4 minutes or until cheese shreds have melted.

I have a feeling that in addition to the cheese, I’d stir in a little garlic, maybe some cut up bacon or ham. 🙂