Butternut Squash: A Simple Side

Heather says: With cooler temperatures come falling prices, at least for squashes. Take advantage and enjoy one of the easiest side dishes known to man, baked butternut squash. It’s so simple, there’s not really even a recipe. Preheat your oven to 350F. Cut your butternut squash in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out … Read more

Steamed Broccoli

Dear Home Ec 101, A while ago you posted a recipe for fettucini alfredo and suggested adding steamed broccoli.  So, maybe it makes me look an idiot and maybe it doesn’t, but is there a proper way to steam broccoli? Signed, Stymied by Steam Heather says: While you don’t need any fancy tools to steam … Read more

Heather’s Favorite Apple Pie

Heather says: I love this pie. I love it so much that I’m willing to deal with pie crust just to eat it. Feel free to halve the recipe, if I go to the trouble to make one pie I go ahead and make a second for a friend. 14 apples, peeled, cored, sliced* (use … Read more