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Posted: Sunday, November 5, 2017 1:58 pm

Life is Delicious in South Florida with Linda Ogden Epling

   Sunday dinners and special occasions are when we would like to share our best recipes. We are looking for foods that are comforting and delicious, to spice up the dinner table, whether it’s for family or guests. With the coming of Fall and Winter, soup is always a good comfort food.

Queen’s Tip:  Don’t forget to decorate your table with fall leaves, mini pumpkins and gourds; they will be the talk of the table

Butternut Squash Soup
© Paul Marcellini

Butternut Squash Soup

1 stick butter, unsalted

1 lb. Butternut squash

4 red apples, peeled and diced

4 green apples, peeled and dices

4 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon nutmeg

10 cups chicken broth

Melt butter and sauté chopped onion until tender. Peel and chop squash removing seeds. Add broth, apples and squash to sautéed onions. Cook until tender. Blend in a food processor to puree. Serve warm. Serve with sour cream, and chopped parsley on top. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Serves 6.

Tip: Butternut Squash is now available cut up into pieces in your grocery store. This is short-cut if you do not want to peel and chop a squash.

Standing Rib Roast
© Paul Marcellini

Standing Rib Roast

4 ½ pound Standing Rib Roast

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

¼ Cup coarsely cracked pepper

Salt and pepper top, bottom and sides of Standing Rib Roast. Place in a 9 x 13-inch roasting pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 3 hours or until the meat thermometer registers medium: 160 degrees. (For rare, bake for 2 ½ hours or until the meat thermometer registers 140 degrees.)

Apple Crisp with Crumble Topping
© Paul Marcellini

 Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

4 Rome apples or Fuji apples

5 Granny Smith apples

1 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons butter

1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

9-inch readymade pie crust shell

Crumble Topping

½ cup flour

¼ cup butter- sliced into pats

¼ cup white sugar

Core, peel and slice apples and place in a bowl. Toss with sugar, cinnamon and flour. Spoon into pie crust shell. Put pats of butter on top of the apples. For crumble topping, combine flour and sugar, cut into butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until done.  Optional: Ice cream

Serves 6 to 8.

For more great recipes go to: www.loepublishing.com, friend The Cooking Queen on Facebook, and follow Linda on Twitter @cookingqueenloe

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