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Winter Time Butternut Squash Soup

It’s soup season. Start your soup season off with this Winter Time Butternut Squash Soup.

Using Fresh VS Frozen or Pre-cut Squash.

Using fresh squash is wonderful. But it has a disadvantage. It can be hard to cut. So be careful! If you don’t want to cut fresh squash, you can buy precut fresh squash in the supermarket. It’s usually in the produce section.

You can also use frozen squash as an alternative to fresh squash. Frozen squash comes in handy when you need to speed up the cooking process and get soup on the table fast.

Butternut Squash after being cooked in the oven.

What Compliments Winter Time Butternut Squash Soup?

What compliments squash soup? Well what compliments this Butternut Squash Soup is bread! Especially dinner rolls! If you want an amazing dinner roll recipe, check out my amazing Simple Delicious Fall Dinner Rolls recipe!

The Health Benefits Of Squash

This Butternut squash is full of vitamins! It’s also very good for helping boost strength!

Winter Time Butternut Squash Soup

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By Evvi Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

It's getting closer to the fall and winter! Time for soup! This Butternut Squash Soup will keep your heart warm and your tastebuds satisfied!


  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 4 tablespoons butter (2 tablespoons melted)
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup of water (to steam)
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/2 of an apple (peeled)
  • 1/2 of a medium red or yellow onion.



Start by preheating your oven to 400ºF. If you are using a fresh squash, cut it, remove the seeds, peel it, and chop it into cubes.


Then place your cubes into a casserole dish. Then pour over the squash, 2 tablespoons of the butter (melted), 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup onto the squash and mix until the cubes are covered. Once your squash cubes are covered, pour 1 cup of the water in the dish. Then place in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.


Then saute up the peeled apple and onion in the large soup or stockpot. After the squash is cooked, transfer the squash and all the leftover liquids into the large soup or stockpot. Pour the 6 cups of broth into the pot (if you don't have broth, you can use a bouillon cube with the equivalent amount of water.) Place a lid onto your pot and turn the heat to medium-high to simmer for 10 minutes.


Stir in the rest of the butter, the rest of the maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Then get your stick blender, and blend your soup until smooth. Once your soup is smooth, then place your lid back on the pot. Place your pot onto the stove on low heat until served.

If you get stuck and need some help with any of these ingredients in this recipe for Winter Time Butternut Squash Soup, check out these tips!  The 5 Sugars To Keep In Your Pantry At All Times and Essential Spices To Have In Your Pantry. Check out my other recipes on the blog for other recipes to complete your meal.

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Simple Delicious Fall Dinner Rolls

Dinner rolls compliment meals.

These Simple Fall Dinner Rolls are the perfect compliment to any meal. They go nicely with soup, salads, and large family holiday meals. Not only do they compliment meals, they also are very delicious! These dinner rolls can be used for any holiday! Perfect with gravy on Thanksgiving! Perfect with ham on Christmas! You name it!

Why you should make dinner rolls… Homemade is better than store bought.

Yes definitely! These homemade simple delicious fall dinner rolls are way better than any store bought dinner rolls. Homemade dinner rolls are perfect for any family gatherings or events, because you can whip them up in no time. These simple fall dinner rolls will show people that you have taken time to make a very delicious (and healthier than store bought) rolls.

Why my dinner roll recipes is my favorite.

Dinner rolls can be used for anything! Breakfast; just put some of your favorite spread on them! Lunch; you can easily make some PB&J’s on them or serve these with a salad! Dinner; these are so tasty with soup! Or just as an appetizer. Also if you don’t finish these dinner rolls, you can simply stick them in an air tight container and pop them in the freezer. Then they will be good for another dinner another night.

Heres my go-to dinner roll recipe.

This recipe works with anything from sweet to savory. These Simple Delicious Fall Dinner Rolls also use very minimal ingredients. I mean, who doesn’t love dinner rolls?

Simple Delicious Fall Dinner Rolls

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By Evvi Serves: 12
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

It's getting into the Fall Season! Which means... Soup time! Whip out your flour, it's time to make Fall Dinner Rolls!


  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil + 1 teaspoon for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3-3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 butter (for the top)



Start by mixing the water, salt, honey, oil, and yeast in your stand mixer. Let the yeast active for 5-7 minutes.


Once your 5-7 minutes is up, add in the flour and mix on low speed. Once your dough has come together, grease your stand mixer with your oil and place your dough back into your mixer. Then cover it with a cloth, let your dough rise for 45 minutes.


Once your dough is finished rising and doubled in size, line a 13x9 inch casserole dish with parchment paper. Once done, roll your dough into 12 three inch balls. Place your dough in your dish about 1 inch apart from each other. Once you have finished preparing your dough balls, cover with saran wrap or aluminum foil and let sit for 45 more minutes.


Once your 45 minutes are up, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place your rolls (Uncovered) into the oven for 15 minutes. While your rolls are cooking, melt the butter. Once the rolls come out of the oven, spread your melted butter all over the rolls.

Recipe Help

If you get stuck and need some help with any of these ingredients in this recipe for delicious Simple Fall Dinner Rolls, check out these tips! Active Dry Yeast VS Instant Yeast, What Are The Different Types Of Flour, and 5 Sugars To Keep In Your Pantry At All Times.

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Comfy And Cozy Macaroni And Cheese

Ever want a nice bowl of Macaroni and Cheese?

Macaroni and Cheese is just a delicious dinner meal! It’s so good and doesn’t take that much effort, but still has a lot of value.

Why Eat Mac and Cheese?

Mac and Cheese is more on the popular side here. But this recipe isn’t for any plain old mac and cheese, its for a special mac and cheese. An oven baked mac and cheese!

About This Recipe

This recipe requires a stove and oven. You melt the cheese mixture on the stove, pour it onto the pasta, then place it in the oven to bake. If you wanted you could sprinkle some bread crumbs on the mac and cheese before you put it in the oven.

This way of making mac and cheese is very original, and makes the mac and cheese taste way better!

By baking the mac and cheese in the oven, it gives it a crunchy texture.

Comfy and Cozy Macaroni And Cheese

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By Evvi Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

This is a really easy oven baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe! It's Comfy And Cozy Macaroni And Cheese! This Macaroni and Cheese is so tasty and a huge hit for dinner!


  • 4 cups macaroni pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cup cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your favorite blend cheese)



Preheat the oven to 350ºF and gather all your ingredients. Start by boiling 4 1/2 - 5 cups of water in a large pot on the stove. Once boiling pour in 4 cups of your store bought or homemade macaroni pasta. Once the pasta is done cooking drain the water out and cover the pot with a lid.


In a large pan melt the butter on medium-low heat. Once melted pour in the flour, salt, and pepper and whisk until smooth.


Slowly pour the milk into the pan. Keep mixing until it is smooth and boiling. Once smooth and boiling pour in the cheese (I use a mixed cheese) and mix until the cheese has melted.


Once the cheese has melted fold with a spatula, 1 cup of the pasta at a time. Once the pasta is fully mixed into the cheese pour it into a 9x13 casserole dish. Then sprinkle some cheese on top.


Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. This macaroni is definitely best served hot!

For tips on flour and spices go Essential Spices To Have In Your Pantry and What Are The Different Types Of Flours .