November is heavy into fall.  Leaves are darkening to crimson red and brown - some are already dropping away and leaving bare branches to fend for themselves against the cold, dark night.  The days are gray, but especially now, your food certainly shouldn't be! Winter squash are ripe and ready to eat, and there's no better time to add a sunshine burst of bright gold to your daily meals.  Butternut squash is a delicious antidote for a cloudy day, so pick one up and perk up your night!

Roasted Butternut Squash & Bacon Pasta (from C+C Marriage Factory)

Roasted Butternut Squash and Bacon pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Macaroni (from Always Order Dessert)

Creamy Butternut Squash MacaroniHoney Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Lasagna (from Sassy Radish)

Butternut Squash LasagnaButternut Squash, Arugala, and Goat Cheese PizzaSage Butternut Cannelloni

Butternut Squash & Mushroom Risotto (from Cumin in the Cupboard)

Butternut Squash and Mushroom RisottoButternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage and Blue Cheese

Savory Butternut Squash Pastry (from a thrifty foodie)

Savory Butternut Squash Pastry

Butternut Squash & Cinnamon Cupcakes (from foodforfriendsyeah!)

Butternut Squash Cinnamon Cupcakes