Tasty Thursday!

Farmer’s Markets this time of year are wonderful! The fall harvest is at hand. Pumpkins and squash of all kinds are available. When we were a young couple with two toddlers, we lived just a block or so from a farm stand. It was located in a beautiful valley in upstate New York. It was lovely to walk there with our wagon, and fill it with squash of all sizes and colors. During that time I became familiar with varieties of squash I had never heard of. Most took a machete to cut up. But they were delicious! My favorites are acorn and butternut, but I usually made spaghetti squash. It was generally cheaper, and the children didn’t really think of it as squash.

Here are four recipes that looked yummy! That first one was wonderful…until the eggs were put on it. Don’t know if I could go for that. The last one was the way I generally made it. Will be trying those others! Happy squash-eating!


Cheesecake Heaven

Cheesecake is divine in my opinion! When you combine chocolate and peanut butter…there are no words. The baking season is coming soon. When the weather turns cooler, it’s much more enjoyable to be in the house baking. The aroma of baking bread, or pies, maybe cinnamon rolls, drifts through the house and you know autumn has arrived. So, kick off the baking season with this delicious-looking dessert.


Cucumber Canoes

It seems as though everyone is on the band wagon about not eating gluten, wheat, dairy, or basically anything that tastes great! I must admit, bread has always been a favorite of mine. Not just any bread, but high-in-gluten bread like Italian bread, cinnamon rolls, etc. Adding cheese to it is even better. But I also know that as I get older, wheat just doesn’t sit so well with me. When I don’t eat it, I feel really good, and I lose weight. Sigh!

So, I wanted to share this recipe. It looks easy to do…my kind of recipe! It is a bit late for fresh cucumbers in our area, but this is still doable. The salmon one…not so good in my opinion! But these would be a great snack, or even a light lunch. I love the Tasty videos! They are fun to watch, and usually have upbeat music to get you into that cooking mood.


Let me know what you think. I’m sure the options are endless for other ingredients to add. Maybe some chicken, shredded cheese, a slice of bread on each side? Just kidding about that last one! Enjoy!