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Butternut squash and spinach quiche

Cynthia Hoyt

Butternut squash and spinach quiche


Chili gumbo, fall quiche and more: Our favorite recipes from around the internet this week

While we love to cook up (and eat) our in-house Southern Kitchen recipes, we still spend plenty of time reading recipes from bloggers and other food websites. Every Friday, we'll round up some of our favorites so that you'll have plenty of fodder for your weekend kitchen experiments.

This week's round-up includes everything from a fall-inspired quiche to a chili gumbo.

Butternut Squash and Spinach Quiche
Our friend Cynthia at Darling Down South is kicking off fall with this perfectly seasonal butternut squash and spinach quiche. Not only delicious, it looks like the perfect make-ahead dish for weekday breakfasts on the go.
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Chili Parlor Queso
Homesick Texan blogger Lisa Fain's new book is all about queso, queso, queso. This week on her blog she posted a killer looking recipe for chili parlor queso made with a big hunk of Velveeta (you know you love it), jalapenos, green chiles and a mound of ground beef chili on top. We're ready to pull this out of our back pocket for this weekend's game day parties.
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Firehouse Gumbo Chili
This dish, posted in the New York Times, is adapted from a chili recipe that won Hormel's national-cook off contest in 2017. Developed by a firefighter in Louisiana, it blends together classic chili con carne and gumbo. It uses a golden brown roux to thicken and builds its flavors with plenty of Creole spice.
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Homemade Brown Sugar
Have you ever set out to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies before realizing you're out of brown sugar? Us too. That's why we love this new, not-really-a-recipe-but-still-very-useful tip from Joy the Baker. She makes it easy to stir together a replacement with other pantry staples you've likely got lying around your house.
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Kate Williams is the former editor-in-chief of Southern Kitchen. She was also the on-air personality on our podcast, Sunday Supper. She's worked in food since 2009, including a two-year stint at America’s Test Kitchen. Kate has been a personal chef, recipe developer, the food editor at a hyperlocal news site in Berkeley and a freelance writer for publications such as Serious Eats, Anova Culinary, The Cook’s Cook and Berkeleyside. Kate is also an avid rock climber and occasionally dabbles in long-distance running. She makes a mean peach pie and likes her bourbon neat.