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October 2006 | What's Cooking #301
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Thursday, October 19, 2006, Issue No. 301
Great Pumpkins and Other Winter Squash
Great Pumpkins and Other Winter Squash
In a lineup of winter squashes, pumpkins command center stage. But while pumpkins the size of your head are suitable for jack o' lanterns, it's the smaller, sweeter, moister pumpkins--and other winter squashes--that you'll want to cook with. Let guide you through the squash patch. We have a cornucopia of recipes and cooking tips to share for this quintessential taste of autumn.
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Submitted By: KIRSTIANNA
Use fillets of your favorite white fish to make this easy red soup. It's spicy, but how spicy all depends on you.

Phyllo dough is layered with prosciutto, spinach and provolone cheese, then baked for an impressive brunch dish.

Submitted By: BYOUNG1519
This robust venison stew with red wine and tomato sauce is simmered to perfection in a slow cooker.

Submitted By: SunFlower
Potatoes, green beans and bacon come together in a salad from the Liege region in Belgium. Serve it warm or cold.

Make a simple chocolate glaze with only three ingredients! Drizzle it over cake or ice cream, or any dessert. It's that easy and versatile.

Each week we take a look at what home cooks are stirring up in different parts of the country. This week our eye is on Kansas.
  1. Holiday Pumpkin Bread
  2. Authentic Mexican Breakfast Tacos
  3. Roquefort Pear Salad
  4. Garlic Cheddar Chicken
  5. Apple Brownies

This family of winter squashes all have hard bumpy shells and turban-like formations at the blossom end. Buttercup squash is one of the more popular varieties. Turban squashes come in a variety of sizes ranging from 2 to 15 inches in diameter at the base. Because they're quite colorful, with varying bright hues of orange, green and yellow, turban squashes are often used for decoration rather than eating. They can be baked, steamed or simmered.

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