October Recipes

FALL is officially here and with the change of season also comes a shift in the type of recipes we’ll be making over the next few months. The recipes for October are perfect ones to get you motivated for your cool-weather cooking. Enjoy!!!


Butternut Squash Risotto

as chosen by Rachel of Rachel Likes to Cook

which can be found in Barefoot Contessa Family Style on page 86

and should be posted on Thursday October 9th.


Vegetable Pot Pie

as chosen by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen

which can be found in Barefoot Contessa Parties! on page 255

and should be posted on Thursday October 23rd.



18 Responses

  1. How cool!

    I just bought a butternut squash.

  2. Wonderful choices! I am so excited about both of these, perfect dishes for fall family dinners 🙂

  3. These sound like perfect October dishes, can’t wait!

  4. I love butternut squash and my husband hates it. I will probably just admit it from his portion of the vegetable pot pie, the butternut squash risotto is going to be a little more challenging. Maybe, I will make it for lunch!

  5. I am SO EXCITED about this month’s recipies. Thanks Rachel and Deb, these are perfect for October.

  6. How great! I’ve been getting lots of butternut squash from my CSA. Perfect!

  7. I have been wanting to try a butternut squash risotto. And I am always on the hunt for a good vegetable pot pie. PERFECT.

  8. Oh these sound really good. Both of them. I’m pumped now!

  9. Would it be OK for me to add some type of meat like Chicken in the Pot Pie? My bf won’t eat anything that doesn’t have meat and I’d hate to have to enjoy this alone. It sounds so comforting and perfect for Fall!

  10. I picked the pot pie thinking I need to tackle crust (not a baker!) and thinking that it would be an easy one to adapt with what veggies you do or don’t like, add meat etc. So I think its fine to add! (I may not put in the pernod myself–still debating. Do you know how many bottles of things I don’t drink that I had to buy to put put in a recipe??!! 😉

  11. awesome choices for october!

  12. BMK – Maybe you could sub sweet potatoes in the pot pie and risotto for your husband?

  13. Great picks!! Two things that I wouldn’t make on my own but would LOVE to try!!

  14. Could someone please tell me what Pernod is.

  15. Katie-Sweet Potatoes are a great idea but he hates those too!

  16. Pernod is an anisette flavored liqueur. I have sambuca and am thinking of substituting it. Ouzo is another anisette flavored liqueur.

  17. I’ve got a Musings post up for both recipes now so please post your questions, thoughts, etc about them in their respective posts. 🙂 I only ask this so that we have a comprehensive place for all questions, thoughts, etc.

  18. I’m going to have to try the Vegetarian Pot Pie recipe for my wife. Sounds great!

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