I normally associate lasagna with summer veggies. This is a great winter version, that uses butternut squash, Kale and mushrooms along with the warm flavors of nutmeg, sage and thyme to create an earthy and filling lasagna to be enjoyed as the snow falls and summer is a distant memory.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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This is a classic creamy cauliflower soup recipe, lightened up. It has all the warm flavors that come with sweet cooked cauliflower and nutmeg, along with sautéed onions, leeks and celery for some added depth. I use milk, to lighten things up, but you can, of course, use cream if you’re feeling indulgent….

Moroccan Meatball Tagine

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Tagines are great winter meals. This one has meatballs that cook in a spicy sauce, that includes all the best of middle eastern spices, like cumin and cinnamon. If you are up for a twist on a traditional meatball dinner, serve this morrocan version meatball tagine with cous cous for a deliciously different weeknight meal.

Goat Cheese and Leek Quiche

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Quiche is one of those favorite dinners in our house and this quiche is just a little extra classy. Instead of some of the more traditional versions (like broccoli cheddar, featured on this site) this quiche combines sautéed leeks, with their earthy flavor, and creamy goat cheese, with its slight tang to balance the flavors. Make this for family dinner or when friends pop over for a last minute brunch. You can double this recipe and freeze one quiche for another occasion.
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Butternut squash and Sage are a classic fall combination. This pasta dinner with carmelized butternut squash, leeks and crispy sage, topped with parmesan cheese has that great combination of salty and sweet.

Fresh Summer Corn Soup

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When you have lots of summer corn, and have had your fill of corn on the cob, this is a great way to enjoy fresh corn. The creamy soup, with the crunchy fresh corn and a hint of nutmeg come together nicely to turn this soup into something special to start off a weeknight dinner.