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Fall Flavors

I was in search of a recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Soup the other day…

Normally, I’m not a huge squash fan but I was in the mood for something different and my neighbor gave me a Butternut Squash that I wanted to use.

In my online search, I discovered this wonderful food blog called, “Cookie and Kate,” Kate (Kathryne Taylor) cooks vegetarian meals while her dog, Cookie cleans up the crumbs!  🙂

I made the Roasted Butternut Squash soup last night – just love that gorgeous orange color, don’t you?

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The soup was a bit bland for my taste so I added thyme, black pepper and Tabasco Sauce.  I tend to cook like I create… I rarely follow the recipe!  😉

While the Butternut squash was roasting in the oven, I tempted to watercolor the salad, a recipe I also found at CookieandKate.com

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I LOVE the Fall flavors in the salad – BTW, I didn’t even taste the kale but you could substitute spinach.

You can find the recipe as Kale, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with Granola Croutons.

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I will be serving this salad for Thanksgiving dinner.  I like that I can limit the portion sizes to one or two servings or more – depending on how many people will be coming.

Hubby especially liked the Granola Croutons with oats, pecans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds:

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I liked the easy Lemony Maple Mustand Salad Dressing too!

I enjoy trying new foods and recipes.  Kate has written a cookbook with colorful photos, called, “Love Real Food,”  I love cookbooks so I had to purchase it!  🙂

I eat at least one vegetarian meal each week, how about you?

If you give one of her recipes a try, I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

Whipping Up Art

Several years ago, I found this hand-mixer at a thrift store and decided it would be fun to bead and then one idea led to another…

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I thought the handle was a lot like my right brain, filled with ideas that turn into possibilities when I mix them with all the art mediums I enjoy!  I had fun decorating the beaters with Golden’s Glass Bead Gel to give it the look of frosting.  I always enjoyed licking the icing on the beaters when I was a child much like I enjoy sharing the sweet finish of a completed art project with all of you!  🙂

So when Charlie invited me to his Doodlewash Dinner for the month of May, I decided to whip up this dish to bring to the party:

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I have never painted a meal before and found it to be kind of fun.  I encourage you to give it a try!

And here is my recipe in case you want to whip up this dinner for yourself:

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I had this for dinner last night… and I’m looking forward to leftovers tonight with a glass of red wine!

Cheers!  🙂

A Garlic Recipe

I realized today that I don’t really have the correct colors to paint garlic in watercolors.  In other words, I need a better recipe!  Well, if all else fails, my motto is add paint splatters!

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I added a few color pencils at the end.

Speaking of recipes, I wanted to share one of my favorite ones using garlic.  I used to get these recipe cards in the mail and I loved them because they have a picture of what the food is supposed to look like on one side and the recipe on the other side:

I usually add fresh parmesan cheese at the end.  Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Painting!  🙂