A lot of nutrition for a few calories, that's the zucchini. This favorite summer squash is packed with vitamins C and A and is 95 percent water. Try our healthy recipes starring zucchini in everything from tacos to muffins to slaw.
When it comes to radiating warmth at the dinner table, nothing beats a meal-in-one casserole. What's more, this dish can be assembled a day ahead, goes straight from the oven to the table, and offers help-yourself allure in abundance.
Pumpkin puree works as the go-to here, but if craving something different, try a winter squash puree. For the gluten-averse, this pie features a rich, rice-cereal crust. Blind-baking it before filling keeps it crisp.
If you're craving something different this year, try a squash puree (from acorn, kabocha, or butternut). It typically doesn't come in a can, but it's sure worth the effort. Image, from top down: Acorn -- Delicately sweet and mild. Butternut -- Silky and nutty. Kabocha -- Dense and earthy.
Sugar and spice aren't the only things nice in this version of the beloved snickerdoodle: We added pumpkin puree. Besides infusing the cookies with seasonal flavor, it also results in a moist, cakey center. Rolling the dough in spiced sanding sugar lends sparkle and shine.