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6 Squash Recipes

We always have pumpkin and sweet potatoes on the Thanksgiving table and at this time of year, but we never make squash. We may have to start, especially with these delicious looking recipes.

Maple butternut squash donuts from The Sweet Chick

photo used with permission of The Sweet Chick

photo used with permission of The Sweet Chick

Butternut squash pie from Reformation Acres

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photo used with permission of Reformation Acres

Roasted acorn squash protein pancakes from Sensual Appeal

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photo used with permission of Sensual Appeal

Roasted butternut squash sweet potato noodles with bacon, crushed pecans and spinach from Inspiralized

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photo used with permission of Inspiralized

Winter squash gratin from Kitchen Riffs

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Used by permission, © Kitchen Riffs/John Griffin

Cinnamon and Palm Sugar Roasted Delicata Squash from Everyday Maven

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photo used with permission of Everyday Maven

Free Mini Tandoori Pie from Pie Face NYC Today

At any location of Pie Face in NYC today, September 3, 2013, from noon until midnight, tweet Pie Face Twitter, post on Pie Face Facebook wall or tag @piefaceusa on Instagram and get a free mini Tandoori vegetarian pie.

Sweets Week: Day 4: Little Pie Company

Enter my giveaway to win a copy of Susan Meisel’s new book, New York Sweets: A Sugarhound’s Guide to the Best Bakeries, Ice Cream Parlors, Candy Shops, and Other Emporia of Delicious Delights.

Little Pie Company has been in NYC since 1985.  I’ve been to it a few times through the years.  Their namesake, the little pie, takes center stage at this cute pie shop just off the Broadway beaten path.  I recently visited and got a pie of the month, the strawberry rhubarb, and a banana coconut cream pie.  It seems like a lot of bakeries are getting summery with their ingredients.  I guess it reflects the attitude I’m also feeling, bring on the warm weather!

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The pies at Little Pie Company are classic American pies, from Southern pecan to key lime to old-fashioned apple to Mississippi mud.  If you’re looking for crazy hipster flavors, you won’t find that here, where tradition reigns supreme.  In addition to little pies, there are cakes, muffins, cookies and brownies.

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Verdict:  The banana coconut cream pie has a perfectly flaky crust and creamy filling with plenty of chunks of real banana and real banana flavor with a generous heaping of cream topped with toasted coconut.  The strawberry rhubarb is equally good, with a sweet berry flavor and flaky crust.  Both pies are very good.