Fall’s side dish: apples and squash

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The smell of fall: homemade applesauce cooking on the stove, butternut squash baking in the oven, and roasting the seeds too!

I easily managed to have all these side-dish recipes going at once. Make sure you click on the name of each side dish for the full recipe.

Baked Butternut Squash Puree
This is a fabulous recipe because of the addition of the baked apples. It’s easy and just so tasty. This made my home smell so amazing. I was a little worried when I saw the apple bust out of its skin, but it was like instant applesauce and the skin came off so easy.
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Roasted butternut squash seeds
Keep the seeds and roast them. They are a fabulously tasty & healthy snack. There is also something cool about using the entire vegetable.
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Homemade AppleSauce
Did you know applesauce could taste this amazing? I feel as if I’ve had the same epiphany I had when I realized I could make my own pasta sauce with tomatoes. Why would I ever buy applesauce again when I can make it so easy with my favourite apples? I also loved using real cinnamon sticks; from the smell of them cooking with the apples to grating them. I kept the skins on the apples and after it was all cooked and done I used my hand blender to purée the applesauce till smooth, but thick.

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I love how the foods we eat change with the seasons, but fall really is my favourite time of year to eat! I paired these sides with a crispy skinned chicken and maple carrots.

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About Marsha Idella

It's my Edible Journey! I love food. I love love love chef tastings. Eating out inspires my home cooking. I’m passionate about sharing the foods I’ve tasted – made by someone else or me. I love sharing my journey through food, advising where to eat and what to eat. Sometimes it’s a homemade meal, a nearby restaurant, a culinary vacation or a food themed event. I love sharing food photos and their descriptions just as much as eating, but I also need to archive my foodie photos and recommendations thus far so that I don’t forget where I’ve been. Sometimes it is about eating the same thing twice – especially when you want to share that experience with someone or just relive it. “This is amazing, you gotta eat this”
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