Vegetarian Chili

This is a recipe from Margaret Roach, a former Martha Stewart staffer and now author of “A Way to Garden.” She recommends this chili as a way to use up bits of beans you may have stocked in the freezer (she grows all kinds of beans in her New York State garden), but you can use canned beans and all the wonderful peppers from today’s box. She suggests you can also add some of your greens to the chili. Great idea!

Butternut Squash and Cheddar Dip

We’ve got dozens of butternut squash recipes at but I’m throwing out one more in case you are tired of butternut squash soup and roasted butternut squash cubes. This one’s from Interesting tip about using the microwave. I’m going to try that this week.

Broccoli Salad with Spicy Vinaigrette

I hesitate to give you a recipe for broccoli since you’re probably munching on fresh raw broccoli right now. But if not, try this recipe from David Gross of Cook Hall, prepared at a demo at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Fresh local ginger is available from many farmers and is absolutely amazing. I love this recipe because I’m crazy about the sweet-hot combination of pepper jelly.

Baked Apples

I’m ready for baked apples. This is another one of those exquisitely detailed recipes from America’s Test Kitchen. Follow it to a “t” and you can’t miss.