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Risotto-stuffed squash (and a giveaway)

Risotto stuffed acord squash on eatlivetravelwrite.comAs temperatures dip and winter approaches, everyone seems to be craving comfort food.  Often, when we think “comfort food”, though, we think dishes like soups and stews that can take a while to prepare.  Slow cooked dishes are great for making ahead of time on the weekend when most of us have a little more time to cook.

But what about weeknights? When you come home after a long day, it’s cold and all you want is a warm bowl of something comforting?  And you’ve only got a short time to prepare it?  Pasta and soup are often our “go-to” dishes but what about those nights when you want something a little fancier than soup or pasta? How about risotto? Even better, how about risotto baked in a roasted squash?

I know – you’ve maybe heard that risotto is hard to make properly. In my kitchen, though, it’s become a “go to” recipe for cold evenings when we want something a little special. It’s the kind of recipe that once you have figured out the technique, the possibilities for changing up the flavours are endless.

Want the recipe? Head on over to the Real Women of Philadelphia website!

Win one of two $50 Kraft gift baskets (Canadian residents only)

That’s right, thanks to Kraft Canada/ Philly Canada I have TWO $50 gift Kraft gift baskets including an assortment of Kraft products and a Real Women of Philadelphia apron and spatula to give away to two lucky Canadian resident readers.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me your your “go-to” recipe for cool autumn nights.

For a bonus entry, tweet the following message: Enter to win a $50 @kraftcanada gift basket from @PhillyCanada and @eatlivtravwrite ! Details here: http://bit.ly/1tVsAOh

then come back to leave me a comment on this post telling me you did.

Eligibility and contest rules

  • Open to to Canadian residents only.
  • No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org from all qualified entries on Wednesday November 19th 2014 after 6pm EST.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Thursday November 20th 2014 and will have 40 hours to respond.

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Disclosure: I have received compensation for developing a series of posts for the Real Women of Philadelphia website in 2014.

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74 Responses to Risotto-stuffed squash (and a giveaway)

  1. Brenda Penton November 16, 2014 at 06:50 #

    My go to recipe for cool Autumn nights is crockpot chili

  2. Fiona smith November 16, 2014 at 09:26 #

    Left the wrong e mail address with my comment my go to recipe for a cold night is Shepards pie 🙂

  3. Alexandra Cioppa November 16, 2014 at 10:43 #

    I usually set my crock pot in the morning and come home from work to a delicious stew with beef and dumplings.

  4. Aleandra Cioppa November 16, 2014 at 10:46 #

    Entered via Twitter as well! https://twitter.com/AlexJChops/status/534009096580890624

  5. Mr. Neil November 16, 2014 at 11:35 #

    Yes, as the temperature dipped, this was a delightfully warming dish. Simple, and oh so delightful.

    Mr. Neil didn’t even miss the meat. 😉

    I paired this with a Chardonnay from the southwest of France, partly as a match – partly to remind us of warm summers.

  6. Joy November 16, 2014 at 13:29 #

    Stove top Mac N Cheese tastes great on a cool autumn night!

  7. Joy November 16, 2014 at 13:29 #

    https://twitter.com/Jemrah1/status/534050611105632256 – I tweeted!

  8. Jenny November 16, 2014 at 16:53 #

    I love to cook baked spaghetti..yumm!

  9. Jenny November 16, 2014 at 16:53 #

    I tweeted about the giveaway https://twitter.com/JemsW16/status/534101860807086080

  10. Mary November 16, 2014 at 23:28 #

    A pot of homemade soup simmering on the stovetop keeps us warm all fall long!

  11. Mary November 16, 2014 at 23:29 #

    I tweeted. https://twitter.com/nonna_mahoo/status/534200936600592385

  12. Jonnie November 17, 2014 at 07:08 #

    I love to make baked pork chops on cool autumn nights

  13. Jonnie November 17, 2014 at 07:10 #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/edmontonjb/status/534317510900727808

  14. Christine November 17, 2014 at 07:46 #

    Usually it’s spaghetti.. With a cheese sauce. The kids call it KD spaghetti its a winner with all the family 🙂

    I’m also told to make enough to cover lunches for the next day!

  15. Donna November 17, 2014 at 10:36 #

    For me and my family, it’s my homemade mac and cheese-very cheesy and spicy!

  16. Donna November 17, 2014 at 10:38 #

    I tweeted! https://twitter.com/dldesforges/status/534369716337274881

  17. Emily H November 17, 2014 at 10:49 #

    My go-to is a quick black bean and beef chili, perfect for autumn!

  18. naiddia p November 17, 2014 at 11:04 #

    My go to recipe is pizza.

  19. Heather November 17, 2014 at 11:05 #

    I like to use the crockpot a lot in the fall/winter. Our favourite right now is slow cooker Mac & Cheese. Who knew you could make a really good mac & cheese in the crockpot?

  20. naiddia p November 17, 2014 at 11:07 #

    I retweeted
    https://twitter.com/auroramom1/status/534376763309445120

  21. laura m November 17, 2014 at 11:18 #

    i love making Shepherds pie

  22. laura m November 17, 2014 at 11:19 #

    i commented & tweeted! @reinventyourday

  23. Lori Jackson November 17, 2014 at 11:24 #

    My go to recipe is my hearty chili….warms us up right down to our toes!

  24. Renata November 17, 2014 at 11:41 #

    My go to recipe for Cool Autumn Nights is a Delicious Sweet Potato Casserole! So Yummy!

    • Renata November 17, 2014 at 11:45 #

      I also just #Tweeted #tweet #tweet

  25. Margaret Imecs November 17, 2014 at 11:41 #

    Mac and cheese! yum!

  26. Margaret Imecs November 17, 2014 at 11:42 #

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/margaretimecs/status/534386065520746496

  27. Sandra p November 17, 2014 at 11:42 #

    stew in the slow cooker, complete meal in one container

  28. nicolthepickle November 17, 2014 at 11:47 #

    My go to recipe is Chili, and it’s easy to dress up with a little sour cream and cheese on top.

  29. nicolthepickle November 17, 2014 at 11:48 #

    https://twitter.com/Nicolthepickle/status/534387527927746560
    My tweet

  30. ivy pluchinsky November 17, 2014 at 11:58 #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/ivypluchinsky/status/534390133093437440

  31. ivy pluchinsky November 17, 2014 at 11:59 #

    My go to recipe is homemade pizza

  32. Iris November 17, 2014 at 12:59 #

    Butternut squash soup with cheddar cheese green onion scones

  33. Iris November 17, 2014 at 13:00 #

    https://twitter.com/Muckymoo/status/534405384014811136
    my tweet entry

  34. Brenda Penton November 17, 2014 at 14:52 #

    I tweeted https://twitter.com/NewfieChic/status/534433882909982721

  35. Glogirl November 17, 2014 at 15:03 #

    My go to recipe would be a Creamy Garlic Bacon Penne recipe that I created.

  36. Glogirl November 17, 2014 at 15:04 #

    Tweet~ http://twitter.com/glogirl3/status/534436835230240768

  37. Patrick Siu November 17, 2014 at 16:13 #

    My go to recipe is lamb chops

  38. Patrick Siu November 17, 2014 at 16:13 #

    https://twitter.com/1hbit/status/534454010410172418

  39. seham merzib November 17, 2014 at 16:47 #

    shepherds pie

  40. seham merzib November 17, 2014 at 16:49 #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/merzibsuz/status/534463127308738562

  41. Lori L. - @Miss_Elles November 17, 2014 at 18:53 #

    my go-to recipe for cool Autumn nights is Coconut Chicken Curry – I’m making it right now in fact! Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Lori L. - @Miss_Elles November 17, 2014 at 18:58 #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/miss_elles/status/534495663745417217

  43. Jen C AKA @JusticeSadie November 17, 2014 at 19:28 #

    My GO to Recipe for Cool Autumn nights is Homemade French Onion soup with Homemade Caesar Salad and Garlic Cheese Bread! Cheesy Comfort all around as well as Quick and Tasty!

  44. Suzie M November 17, 2014 at 19:38 #

    Our go to recipe is crockpot chili

  45. angela m November 17, 2014 at 19:48 #

    My go to cold winter night recipe is potato and sausage chowder

  46. angela m November 17, 2014 at 19:49 #

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/flower_child_23/status/534508587914383361

  47. Chris Stockford November 17, 2014 at 20:55 #

    spaghetti.. With a cheese sauce

  48. missbobloblaw November 17, 2014 at 21:41 #

    My go to is a hearty chili with garlic bread!

  49. MissT November 17, 2014 at 22:09 #

    Pulled pork sandwiches

  50. Amy C November 17, 2014 at 22:38 #

    I like to cook lasagna on cool autumn nights.

  51. Lee-Ann November 17, 2014 at 22:38 #

    For cool Autumn nights we like soups – especially broccoli/cheddar or potato/bacon, or clam chowder.

  52. Lee-Ann November 17, 2014 at 22:39 #

    here is my tweet – https://twitter.com/Teegzmum/status/534550954759053313

  53. Amy C November 17, 2014 at 22:39 #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Butterfly_012/status/534551392292061184

  54. SUMMER PLEWES November 18, 2014 at 09:33 #

    Chili or a wonderful homemade chicken stoup-(yes stoup) is our got to fall recipe .

  55. SUMMER PLEWES November 18, 2014 at 09:35 #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/missplewes/status/534716305656401920

  56. Jess W. November 18, 2014 at 13:26 #

    I like to make a hearty kale, sausage and white bean stew.

  57. Carol M. November 18, 2014 at 13:37 #

    My go to meal is beef stew

  58. Carol M. November 18, 2014 at 13:38 #

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/carollushka/status/534777561046212608

  59. suzi November 18, 2014 at 22:49 #

    Harvest Vegetable soup because it always warms to up (I had some tonight – it’s bitter cold in SW Ontario tonight!)

  60. suzi November 18, 2014 at 22:51 #

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/JustPlainSuzi/status/534916700555067392

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  61. Josh S November 19, 2014 at 00:06 #

    Cheeseburgers are the go to meal.

  62. Josh S November 19, 2014 at 00:07 #

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/jnunavut/status/534935804628332545

  63. Andrea Amy November 19, 2014 at 14:36 #

    Beef stew with assorted root vegetables and dumplings. In fact, its what I’m making tonight 🙂

  64. Maggie K. November 19, 2014 at 15:27 #

    My go-to fall recipe is pork chops with Ontario potatoes and kale from my garden.

  65. Maggie K. November 19, 2014 at 15:30 #

    I tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/magnalicious/status/535167719373811712

  66. lori b November 19, 2014 at 19:54 #

    a beef stew with dumplings

  67. Jill Colonna November 20, 2014 at 12:37 #

    Lovely idea with the risotto in squash, Mardi. Must try that – and lovely idea Mr Niel with the sunny Chardonnay. Funniest is that we sometimes go to Napa wines just for the extra sun at times like this (grass always greener, eh?)
    Last night I roasted squash to make gnocchi with semolina. Then realised I had no semolina left! So tossed it in with sage, pasta, chicken, St Agur and walnuts. Comfort indeed – esp with a glass of sunshine!

  68. Katie Bryson November 25, 2014 at 15:39 #

    Gosh these look majestic! Thanks so much for sharing them with us this month on Simple and in Season.

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