Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

My dearest friend Lauren has requested that I make something gluten free, but more specifically she has requested broccoli stuffed potatoes.  I have elaborated upon the recipe she provided me and created something similar yet excitingly different with a secret ingredient!  The best part of making this dish was when I asked my fiance what he thought was in the cheese sauce.  He replied, “milk, cream, flour, butter…”  He sure was surprised when I told him that none of those ingredients are in it!   I hope you like it Lauren!

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Balsamic Roasted Buttercup Squash with Mushrooms

Buttercup squash is a popular winter squash with a sweet and nutty flavor and creamy texture.  It is more closely related to sweet potatoes than pumpkins in taste.  This recipe plays between tangy and sweet with a balsamic glaze atop the squash and mushrooms.

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Eggplant Parmesan

For the past week I have been so excited about my birthday meal that I was drooling before I even walked into my parent’s house yesterday.  I chose one of my most favorite dishes, Eggplant Parmesan.  It is simply divine and I hardly ever get the chance to eat it.  My mom and I cooked it for 8 people, with tons of extra, so feel free to halve the recipe for a smaller dinner party.

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