Two Winter Squash Recipes from Rosalie

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Pudding

Yum!! I don’t usually do a post straight from another blog, but when Rosalie of The Joyful Pantry posted this super fun and delicious recipe for Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Pudding about a month ago, I knew it was a winner, both for me and possibly every child I have ever cooked for. I love those recipes that are healthy enough for breakfast and can also double as dessert!

First, I tried it her way for my teen friend Emily. I think I tried the pumpkin pudding version, but both versions are very similar. The only thing I changed was to replace the agave nectar with maple syrup. Plus I used thick rolled oats. I fell in love with it.IMG_20121130_142635

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Simple Baked Burritos

I am sure most of you have a version of this baked burrito recipe. This is just to serve as a reminder. I recently unearthed it from my college potluck days so that I could feed two teens. Of course, they loved it.

Baked burritos are super easy, it just takes a little time getting all the fillings together. However, you will end up with a yummy burrito casserole that seems to satisfy just about everyone.  Keep a package of tortillas in your freezer to pull out when you have leftover beans and rice to make a super easy meal.

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Sweet Potato Pie with Oat Pecan Crust

When I first had the idea for this sweet potato pie, I was trying to create a dessert that I could eat at Thanksgiving that would be good enough to keep me away from the more traditional desserts, but without sending my blood sugar spiraling.

I thought it would just be a plain kind of “dessert stand-in” and was completely surprised when my five-year old nephew gobbled it up. Since then, I have made it for several family occasions and so far everyone has liked it. Continue reading

Vegan Potato Leek Soup

I just started cooking again for two 16 year old teenagers, a boy and a girl, and their family. One of the first requests that came in from the girl was for potato leek soup. These children aren’t vegan. I had a feeling that my idea of potato leek soup might be a little different from hers. The conversation went like this:  Me-“What kind of potato leek soup do you like?” Her-“Oh. All kinds.” That didn’t give me much to work with. So, this soup was born. Continue reading