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Bourbon Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

Photo by Lauren Coe

Warm whiskey flavors paired with the mellow sweetness of the squash make this an ideal starter to any holiday meal, or serve it solo on a chilly evening.

Makes 6-8 servings

1 (3-to-4-pound) butternut squash
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Smoked paprika
4 tablespoons butter
6 sage leaves
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ cup Texas bourbon
4 cups chicken broth (divided use)
Roasted Mushrooms (recipe follows)
Chives

Cut ends off of squash, and cut in half lengthwise, then remove seeds.…

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The Big Squeeze: It’s Citrus Time

As the weather turns colder and the selections at the market become more rooty, citrus begins to appear. It’s like a ray of hope, a bit of sunshine breaking through the grayest of seasons. Spring will return. It’s not here yet, but it will come.…

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Carrot Orange Soup

Makes 4 servings

1 shallot, sliced
Sea salt and pepper
2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced
1 Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cubed
Juice of 2 oranges plus zest of 1
1 quart vegetable stock
1 large carrot, thinly sliced (I used a mandoline)
1 tablespoon olive oil
⅛ teaspoon cumin
⅛ teaspoon chile powder
Hazelnut oil
¼ cup toasted hazelnuts, crushed

Put the shallot in a medium saucepan along with 3 tablespoons of water over medium heat.…

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