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I've been given a couple of "delcate" squash and a "golden nugget" squash. Both are quite sturdy, when compared to a zucchini.  Short of using these fruit as amunition in a medevil  catapult
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Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/26/2011 11:16 PM EST
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I've been given a couple of "delcate" squash and a "golden nugget" squash. Both are quite sturdy, when compared to a zucchini. Short of using these fruit as amunition in a medevil  catapult, Wink what can Be done with them? Any basic recipies would be appreciated.Smile

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/27/2011 4:41 PM EST
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Hi Lori,here is a link to many squash recipes.I hope this helps                               http://whatscookingamerica.net/squash.htm

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/27/2011 5:38 PM EST
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Lori, the way I love squash, and I do this with butternut, acorn, any hard squash will work.
Cube the squash and place in a bowl, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread it out on a sheet pan.  Roast in a hot oven, stir every 15 minutes or so until squash is tender but you want the pieces to get a bit brown. With the butternut squash it is almost like eating candy.  I have added cubed sweet potato and parsnips as well to the mix. 

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/27/2011 8:12 PM EST
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I  USED  to cook the hard squash .... I found it a big problem to get it peeled and cooked and served.  Boy, I didn't like that stuff.

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/29/2011 6:12 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash:
Hi Lori,here is a link to many squash recipes.I hope this helps                               http://whatscookingamerica.net/squash.htm
Posted by gale g



Wow, Gale! I just looked up this site--and added it to my 'favorites'Smile 

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/29/2011 6:16 AM EST
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nikki, I'm a fan of butternut squash, myself. I'll have to try your roasting idea...Thank you all. for your suggestions and comments.

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/29/2011 6:53 AM EST
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I  USED  to cook the hard squash .... I found it a big problem to get it peeled and cooked and served.  Boy, I didn't like that stuff.
Posted by Nancy G


You PEELED it?  Go get yourself a small butternut squash and follow these directions:  Cut it in 1/2 length wise.  Use a spoon to clean the membranes & seeds out of the middle...take a paring knife and make a few slits in the neck where its pretty solid.  Place it in a shallow baking dish with a little bit of water in the bottom...just enough to cover the bottom & make some steam.  Then slather it with butter or margarine.  And I mean SLATHER it...Generously sprinkle brown sugar (light or dark, it doesn't matter) and then give it a serious sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.  Cover it real good with either plastic wrap or a lid if the dish comes with a well fitted one and stick it in the microwave.  Depending on the size of the squash set the timer for 20 mins and hit cook.  Check it after 15 mins...the flesh should be soft and moist. 

Sometimes I eat it the way it comes out of the microwave, sometimes I add a little evaporated milk or whipping cream...whip it a little and serve it that way.  If you have to watch your sugar, the splenda works just as well on this too!

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/29/2011 7:17 AM EST
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lol lol ...thank you Mary K.  I didn't cook squash that way for myself.   I'll never cook it again.

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 1/29/2011 9:56 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash : Wow, Gale! I just looked up this site--and added it to my 'favorites'  
Posted by Lori I


Hi Lori,I also added it my favorites,and e-mailed it to family members.Thank you for asking about squash.I love spagetti squash.I just wash it and microwave until soft and srcape out the cooked insides.I put butter,salt,pepper and parmesan cheese.I have also used in place of spagetti with sauce when low carb dieting.

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 2/2/2011 2:27 PM EST
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Gale-- Ooow parmesian cheese! Anything with cheese has to be good!Wink

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 2/2/2011 3:59 PM EST
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In Response to Recipes Needed: Fresh squash:
I've been given a couple of "delcate" squash and a "golden nugget" squash. Both are quite sturdy, when compared to a zucchini.  Short of using these fruit as amunition in a medevil  catapult,  what can Be done with them? Any basic recipies would be appreciated.
Posted by Lori I


Lori, your post made me laugh, first of all where are you from?

Re: Recipes Needed: Fresh squash

posted at 2/19/2011 11:03 PM EST
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My recipe is somewhat similar to Mary K.D.'s.  This is what I do.

I wash the squash and cut it in half and take out the seeds.  Place cut side down in shallow pan containing water. Bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Turn cut side up.  Place butter or margarine, brown sugar in each half; sprinkle with pepper, basil and parsley.  Return to oven for 15 minutes. 


This can be used for acorn or butternut squash.  Delicious.  I could make a meal of just this.

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