Weeknight Bolognese from FoodNetwork.com This is SOOOOOO YUMMY!!! DId I mention it was yummy? Only changes I made: replace heavy cream with half and half and next time I make it I will only use half of the salt. Also DO NOT skip the fresh basil! It is very important and SO yummy and if you are feeling extra special, grate your own parmesan. It is out of this world! Trust me!!
Butternut squash risotto: I first tasted a risotto similar to this one in South Africa and though at first the idea of adding vanilla to a savory dish sounded a bit odd, I found the flavor combination irresistible. The vanilla adds a lovely aromatic finish but not a lot of sweetness. I consider this the perfect fall dish.