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The Pantry Kitchen’s ‘Weeknight Challenge’ yields stuffed squash recipes and many unexpected gems

The goal with the first challenge of Season 2 of the Pantry Kitchen Challenge was to get everyone in an autumnal mood, and to introduce the new “wild card” rule designed to throw a different wrinkle into each round. Wellll …. perhaps we should have been more specific?

Round 1 was “The Weeknight Challenge” with a 30-minute prep time limit, and squash, apples, nutmeg and soda as the ingredients. We didn’t foresee that folks would interpret the 30-minute limit in two different ways: 30 minutes to prep the dish and get it ready for cooking or 30 minutes from prep to plating.

Oops.

So to be fair, we selected the top three finishers in both categories. (And props to those of you who saw “30-minute prep” and decided this meant 30 minutes total!) You hustled and came up with some pretty impressive stuff. This challenge garnered 45 entries! Many of you saw the ingredients list and thought stuffed squash or butternut squash soup. So bonus points for those who went above and beyond those two staples.

In the “30-minutes from prep to plating” category, Paul Shapiro wins for butternutchos, turning butternut squash into tortilla chips for a unique plate of nachos. Runners-up: Darci Rogojin, whose autumn doughnut holes with nutmeg cream soda icing looked delectable, and Beth Cavalli, who combined Western ingredients with Mexican and Asian flavors — tamarind soda! — to create a tamarind stir-fry!

In the “30-minutes prep, then cook to your heart’s content” category, the mother-daughter tandem of Joan and Keri Segna wowed us with this gorgeous stuffed pumpkin dinner called Filled with Goodness. Runners-up: Thomas Finnegan transformed the ingredients into an interesting chicken curry with squash and apples, while Jeff Abrams also stuffed a pumpkin in spectacular fashion to produce pumpkin and apple English

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Questions & Solutions About Food, Recipes, & Cooking, #116

Kitchens have so many design choices that they’re literally by no means ending. You ca install a tile one or a picket one based mostly on your kitchen design. The kitchen items we selected was the usual 18mm chipboard for the caucus (MDF strut supports for added strength the place desirable) with strong oak doorways and drawers, drawers base and sides being strong metal quite than flimsy wooden.

It’s actually laborious to decorate the house house if you wouldn’t have any idea which colours will mix and look well collectively. Many open kitchen designs bleed straight right into a living room or dining room, making cooking a far more social experience.

Before figuring out the detailed plan or format of your kitchen together with the places of various work areas of the kitchen, select an appropriate kitchen design depending on the size of your home, relying in your lifestyle, and how a lot you could possibly afford.

This hub is like a catch-all for the very best kitchen storage concepts. Kitchen counter tops – Whereas selecting your countertop, choose a shade and texture that may compliment your cabinetry, ground or paint selection. Secondly, depending on the scenario of the sink, it could be not possible to fit the dishwasher beside it. If that’s the case, you’ll be able to go for a peninsula sort of kitchen design for more space for eating.

You possibly can further refine the look of your cabinets by coloring them in a new stain or a paint that completely modifications the look of your kitchen. You’ll wish to make sure to maintain the colour scheme of your kitchen in thoughts if you redesign it. Do not tie yourself down to 1 or two colours- not everything has to be the identical.…

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