We have fallen in love with fall in Colorful Colorado. The nights are longer, the air is dry and crisp, and the decedent autumn colors are at their peak. 

Fall is the season to indulge in some of the best, comfort food and freshest produce. Casseroles, chilis, harvest salads... the list goes on. The king of the garden... SQUASH! It's everywhere and it's also at it's peak right now. Squash is packed with vital minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients so it's a no-brainier we should be putting it in everything this fall. 

Fall at it's finest.
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Winter squash is one of the most versatile veggies. If you've gotten in a squashy rut or can't eat your squash fast enough, we have a few unique ways to use and preserve your squash so you can enjoy it all fall and winter long. 

1. Squash Mac and Cheese

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Put a savory, autumn spin on a comforting classic. Add a few fall favorites like onions, winter squash, nutmeg, and thyme. The kids will never know it's loaded with nutrients. 

Recipe: Squash Mac and Cheese

2. Slow Cooked Squash Cornbread 

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Turn a traditional southern comfort into every leaf peepers dream by adding squash to your cornbread. Putting your ingredients into a slow cooker locks in the moisture and adds extra fluff. It's easy to make and will surly comfort you on those crisp autumn nights. 

Recipe: Slow Cooked Squash Cornbread

3. Roasted Squash Hummus

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Put your own spin on a traditional hummus by adding roasted winter squash. For an extra twist add some Greek yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup. It'll be everyone's new favorite side dish. 

Recipe: Roasted Squash Hummus

4. Pickled Squash Marmalade 

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This unique take on a traditional chutney adds the fall touches to any plate. The tart and sweetness of the pickled squash is a great complement to a smoked pork or braised beef. The best part, it will last all winter long. 

Recipe: Pickled Squash Marmalade 

5. Squash Face Mask

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We love to eat squash, but we also hate to waste it. Squash is packed with vitamin E and enzymes that act as the perfect armor for our skin in the dry fall months. This recipe is easy and yummy... 

Recipe: Squash Face Mask

We hope this adds a little fun to your squashing autumn season. We want to see what other squash dishes you come up with! Be sure to tag us on Instagram with our hashtag "#BeOnCoCo" and @CoAndCo9 for your chance to featured on the show. 

Happy Fall Y'all!