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A Harvest Of Squash Recipes To "Fall" For

Contributed by: NAPSA

(NAPSA) - Fall markets are awash in squash! With so many to choose from, it's easy to get confused. Michelle McAdoo, contributor to food & family magazine, has demystified the many varieties and put the sweet butternut on center stage.

Butternut Squash Tips

  • Choose squash that's heavy for its size with no blemishes or moldy spots. Check the stem end for signs of rotting.

  • To prepare, chop off either end of butternut squash and peel with knife. Slice in half to remove seeds and cut as desired. Squash can be prepared a day in advance and stored covered in the fridge.

  • Store whole squash in a cool, dark place for up to a month.
Celebrate autumn with two different squash suppers, Pork And Squash Dinner and Roasted Vegetable Stew

Decorating Tips

In addition to these great fall recipes, you can bring the harvest to your table by creating an earthy centerpiece:

  • Decorate tiered cake plates with gourds and leaves.
  • Collect fall leaves for place cards and write your guests' names on them with a metallic marker.
  • Carve out a selection of mini gourds and set a tea light inside each for gentle illumination.

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