$100 Visa Giveaway and Butternut Squash Soup

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Although outdoor activities make summer my favorite time of year in Washington, the bountiful harvest of autumn comes in a very close second. I love the flavors of fall so much that when BlogHer asked me to choose one of my recipes for a series of progressive dinner posts on fall entertaining, the only hard part was choosing which recipe to use! I decided on my butternut squash soup, not only because it’s easily adapted for an autumn or Halloween themed party, but also because all home cooks need to have at least one pureed soup up their sleeves. Even better, this soup has been a winner with every picky eater I’ve fed it to!

For me, the key to a good soup is texture. Too thin, and it seems watery and cheap; too thick, and you can’t choke it down. While an immersion blender makes blended soups really easy to make, you can also blend them in a regular blender. Just make sure to only do a little at a time; fill the blender less than halfway, or you could have hot soup explode all over you and your kitchen!

Now in my family, we can’t eat pureed soups plain; we need something chunky in there to enhance the contrast of the smoothness of the soup. I love using dried cranberries in this soup, and for Halloween I even use a little cream to draw spiderwebs in the soup, dotting them with cranberry “bugs”. Sometimes, if I want to make it extra fancy, I’ll use pomegranate seeds. Their juicy bursts of tartness add a really bright element to the soup.

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Another key to a great soup is controlling the heat as you make your soup. You want a higher heat when you start cooking your vegetables, which gives a little caramelization sweetness to the soup, but once you add the liquid you want to reduce it to a simmer, so it doesn’t all evaporate.

Looking at some of the features of the new GE Café™ Double Oven Range, I started wishing for their tri-ring burner, which has three burners in one. It’s the most powerful burner GE Café™ has ever made, great for quick sautés and stir fries, but it also has a very small burner to gently handle delicate ingredients. Want to know what I find even more exciting? The dedicated simmer burner that you can move your soup pot to, so you can free up your other burners, a big bonus when cooking for a party.

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I have to do a lot of pot and pan juggling right now. The wires on two of my burners have frayed, so I’m down to two small burners. Yikes! I don’t know yet if we can easily repair the problem, but if not, I’m definitely eyeing the GE Café™ line.

Okay, now the news you’ll find most exciting. You can win your very own product from the GE Café™ line, a GE Café™ 120V Advantium oven!!! To enter to win the oven, head on over to my friends at BlogHer and check out all that the GE Café™ line has to offer, and then follow their instructions to enter between 10/20/11 – 11/9/11.

You can also win a $100 Visa gift card!!! I know, I know!!! I LOVE giveaways!

Who couldn’t use an extra $100?

Here are the rules for the $100 Visa gift card sweepstakes:
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods between 10/20/11 and 11/9/11:
a) Leave a comment on this post telling me what ingredient add-in you would choose for this soup. It can be dried cranberries or pomegranate seeds, like I mentioned, or you can share your own idea so we can all have fun experimenting!
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d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.  
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Yield: 5-7 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 TBS
    butter
  • 1
    large yellow onion, diced
  • 2
    med white thin skinned potatoes (or other potatoes peeled), diced
  • 1
    butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup
    orange juice (I used seasonal clementines)
  • 1 TBS
    orange zest (used clementines as well)
  • 3 cups
    vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    all spice
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup
    dried cranberries

Cooking Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot on medium, then add the onion. Stir to coat the onion in the butter and let cook 3 minutes until it starts to soften.

  2. Add the diced potatoes and squash and stir again. Let cook another 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so.

  3. Add orange juice, zest and vegetable stock. Stir and cover the pot. Let simmer for 30 minutes.

  4. Use an immersion blender (make sure it’s submerged, this soup is like napalm!) to blend the vegetables into a nice thick and creamy soup. Once blended, add salt pepper and spices, tasting as you go.

  5. Ladle soup into individual mugs or bowls and sprinkle with dried cranberries (pomegranate seeds are fun too!).

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181 Responses to “$100 Visa Giveaway and Butternut Squash Soup”

  1. Erin Miller
    October 20, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    I would toast the squash seeds and sprinkle them on top! :-)

  2. Alissa
    October 20, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I was just at the store & looked at the Butternut squash. I should have bought it, your recipe sounds yummy. I’m making sure I add it to my shopping list for next time. Thanks Diana.

  3. Ashley H.
    October 20, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    I would probably add a little sprinkle of cinnamon.

  4. LIsa
    October 20, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    I always roast and salt the butternut squash seeds and add them on top. I also think that a bit of coconut milk adds a lot of creaminess to butternut squash soup.

  5. flyingbird
    October 20, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    I think chopped toasted walnuts would be a yummy addition.

  6. Shereen
    October 20, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    I think pumpkin seeds and/or a crumbly blue cheese would be great!

  7. Mami2jcn
    October 20, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    How about raisins?

  8. Samantha
    October 20, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    I would top it with toasted pine nuts! Perhaps a couple shavings of parmegiano regiano would work too. :)

  9. Claire
    October 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I think it’d be fabulous with a bit of dill!

  10. Amy C
    October 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    A bit of cinnamon for sure!

  11. Tiffany N
    October 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    Pom seeds would be delish in this!!

  12. Jennifer Howard
    October 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    I think toasted pumpkin seeds would be great!

  13. Gina
    October 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I love this soup topped with homemade garlic croutons

  14. Laura
    October 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    I think toasted squash seeds would be a great addition.

  15. Amanda Sakovitz
    October 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    this looks amazing. i would add a touch of brown sugar!

  16. Amanda Sakovitz
    October 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

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  17. Abigail (aka Mamatouille)
    October 20, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    A dollop of plain yogurt would be good, too. I love your idea of cranberries—so autumnal.

  18. sara
    October 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Love your add-ins…I think I would add some crisped up pancetta! :)

  19. loralie
    October 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    I like the sound of dried cranberries.
    Sunflower seeds would add a little crunch.

  20. sandra
    October 21, 2011 at 3:44 am #

    i like the dried cranberries idea

  21. Arthur
    October 21, 2011 at 4:29 am #

    I like wax turnips. Add them in diced with the squash and potatoes.

  22. Geneva
    October 21, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    I like to add plain greek yogurt to soups and I think some cheese would also be a good add in

  23. Schmidty
    October 21, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    I would add some of the flavored cooking cream Philadelphia has out.

  24. Amber
    October 21, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    This looks yummy! Beautiful presentation as well. I would maybe add a drizzle of pesto on top as an add-in. Thanks!

  25. Amber
    October 21, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    I tweeted:https://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/127421267879006208

  26. Michelle
    October 21, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    I would make pumpkin bread croutons and add a couple to this soup – looks delicious!

  27. Michelle
    October 21, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Here’s the link to the tweet – http://twitter.com/#!/thekidcancook/status/127429825983033344

  28. lynne powell
    October 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    I’d add either a bit of cumin which is how I make it, or a little curry powder. Another option is Chinese 5 spice which kicks things up very nicely, and is wonderful in squash soup that has orange juice in it. MMMMM.

  29. Kerry
    October 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    I would have to add some homemade croutons to the top.

  30. Kerry
    October 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

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  31. LAMusing
    October 21, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    I’d add Gingerbread croutons!

  32. Norma
    October 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    I’d add a bit of plain yogurt

  33. shannon
    October 22, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I would add a crustini to the top or some nutmeg to give it a little extra spice.

  34. Susan Smith
    October 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    I add pumpkin seeds

  35. Susan Smith
    October 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

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  36. Susan Stahley
    October 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    I would want to add some steamed zucchini to it.

  37. Amy Tong
    October 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    I love the dried cranberries with this soup…and some toasted pine nuts on top would be a nice texture contrast as well. :)

  38. Amy Tong
    October 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Just tweeted about this giveaway and here’s the link:

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  39. Dee
    October 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I would use pomegranate seeds :)

  40. Dee
    October 22, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

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  41. Stacey
    October 23, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    I would add a little cinnamon.

  42. Tara
    October 23, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    I would add toasted pumpkin seeds.

  43. Tara
    October 23, 2011 at 11:51 am #

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  44. Shannon
    October 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    I like Pepper added to everything!

  45. CathyH
    October 23, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    Looks yummy! Maybe walnuts would be nice.

  46. jeff
    October 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    I’m not the soup cook around here. However my lovely wife often cooks a healthy soup from all fresh ingredients during the fall and winter months. I can’t tolerate MSG. And MSG is added to a lot of the soups served by restaurants! The ingredients look great. We will add this recipe to our menu soon and try it out.

  47. Judith
    October 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

    i would finely chop walnuts and add them. But i add cooked and chopped spinach to almost everything i might even try that. Spinach has a mild flavor so it is hidden in most everything.

  48. Anash
    October 24, 2011 at 3:31 am #

    I would add fresh garlic! i am a garlic fanatic and it helps hair shedding too!

  49. Anash
    October 24, 2011 at 3:31 am #

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  50. sherri crawford
    October 24, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    finely chopped pecans would be yummy i think

  51. Aubreylaine
    October 24, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    plain yogurt :)

  52. Sunshyn V
    October 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    I love the cranberry idea, and I would also add a little cinnamon.

  53. Jessie C.
    October 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    I’d love a bit of flax seeds (ground)

  54. Jessie C.
    October 24, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

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  55. Christina Tong
    October 25, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    Actually the dried cranberries with this soup is perfect to me, well I would add-in toasted sesame seeds on top.

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  56. Amy S.
    October 25, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    I think I’d add some roasted sunflower seeds for some crunch.

  57. Karina
    October 25, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    cheese!

  58. Callie
    October 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    What about a little drop of dry sherry (you know like in she crab soup)? That might be delicious.

  59. kristin
    October 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    croutons or oyster crackers. Love the crunch with the creamy soup!

  60. Maria P.
    October 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    I would sprinkle in some sunflower seeds or even toasted sesame seeds for a little texture.

  61. Lori Laszlo
    October 26, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    I would add a little hazelnut creamer, for a bit of sweet nutty flavor. I love this recipe.

  62. Michele
    October 26, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    I’d add curry.

  63. steff
    October 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    pumpkin seeds!

  64. Vikki Parman
    October 27, 2011 at 6:12 am #

    I would top the soup with sour cream.

  65. EG
    October 27, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Pepitas!

  66. EG
    October 27, 2011 at 8:45 am #

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  67. Sherri
    October 28, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    Fall is in the air! add a bit of sage with the onions yummm!

  68. tehamy
    October 28, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Cranberries are my latest obsession, so I would totally add some

  69. Sue G
    October 28, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Hard to top the suggestions already made, such as cinnamon, brown sugar, and plain yogurt.

  70. Dee
    October 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    I would add toasted pine nuts for a rich, nutty flavor.

  71. Tania
    October 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Lighly toasted sliced almonds might add a very nice touch. Or a hint of curry powder together with cashews quickly fried in veg.oil and drained on napkins…

  72. Elizabeth
    October 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    If you don’t mind a little extra work, I’d toast some
    Pecans and then in a pan melt some brown sugar with a teaspoon of bourbon. Pour the pecans in the sugar and lay out in parchment paper to cool. Gives the soup a little crunch plus…

  73. Miguelina Salvador
    October 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    I would add toasted sunflower seeds

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  74. Erica Best
    October 29, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    i think toasted ginger snap cookie would be good

  75. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    October 29, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Your presentation is beautiful! It never occurred to me to add dried cranberries (which I use ALL the time in many foods) or pomegranate seeds. Thanks for the idea! I don’t really have a better suggestion.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  76. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    October 29, 2011 at 11:01 am #

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  77. Kristen
    October 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Toasted pistachios would be great on top!

  78. kfloveinme
    October 29, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    YUM! This looks good! I’m going to try to make it..I love squash. I would probably had sweet white corn & green peas.
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  79. kfloveinme
    October 29, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    I tweeted @mskenyaf
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  80. Annalisa Kraft Linder
    October 29, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    I would add some toasted chopped pecans that have seasoned with a little cayenne and sea salt.

  81. Janice Cooper
    October 29, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    I would add some curry powder

  82. Janice Cooper
    October 29, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

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  83. Rebecca Shockley
    October 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I would definitely add the dried cranberries, they are sooo good!

  84. Rebecca Shockley
    October 29, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

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  85. Tina M
    October 29, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    cinnamon!!

  86. KathyJ
    October 30, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    recipe looks great! LOVE butternut squash… I like my soups chunkier, so I probably wouldn’t use the blender.

    thanks for the giveaway.
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  87. Debra F
    October 30, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    I would choose dried cranberries to add it…sounds yummy!

  88. Debra F
    October 30, 2011 at 7:38 am #

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  89. CherylPenner
    October 30, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    This sounds yummy.

  90. linda brooks
    October 31, 2011 at 4:16 am #

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  91. sherry barnes
    October 31, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    id add raisins

  92. Debra G
    October 31, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    I’d top it with candied walnuts

  93. Debra G
    October 31, 2011 at 7:15 am #

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  94. Melissa Zimmerman
    October 31, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    I think a few apple slices.

  95. Debra S
    October 31, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I love soups, too. In spite of making quite a bit of homemade soups, I have NEVER yet made squash soup. I think my hubby would be delighted if I did. I would put a dollopof sour cream on it. The ideas of the roasted seeds sounds good too.

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  96. Kelley Schroeder
    October 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    I think a pinch of white pepper sounds good

  97. BM
    October 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    I would add some croutons.

  98. Helen Keeler
    October 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    I’d choose to add the dried cranberries. This soup sounds yummy.
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  99. McDuffy
    October 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    White pepper wold be great.

  100. Diana
    October 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Bacon on top.

  101. SharonC
    November 1, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    I printed the recipe and want to try it but until I do I cannot make any recommendations for additions. It looks great! Thanks.

  102. tracey byram
    November 1, 2011 at 6:02 am #

    apples

  103. Kathryn
    November 1, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    Ooh, pomegranate seeds sound so interesting. I love butternut squash soup and make it often.

  104. Terri K (@tkharmonic)
    November 1, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    My add-in ingredient would be fennel

  105. Selinda
    November 1, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I think dried cranberries would be awesome!

    Thanks!

  106. linda brooks
    November 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    I would use raisens.

  107. Mikki M
    November 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Top with a little bit of chopped roasted salted peanuts for texture and crunch!

  108. Mikki M
    November 1, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Tweeted

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  109. LISA OTTENWELLER
    November 2, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    sour cream

  110. Joyce Harrell
    November 2, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    I think the dried cranberries would be perfect.

  111. Susan
    November 2, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I would make some nice buttery cinnamon sourdough croutons for the top!

  112. Joyce Pinson
    November 2, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    I think your presentation is lovely! Sometimes I like an off beat garnish….how about sweet potatoe chips? The flavors would meld and it would add interesting tactile appeal.
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  113. Schmidty
    November 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    I would add a bit of the garlic Philadelphia cooking cream. I’ve added it to many of my soups and gravies lately, and it really adds a nice flavor.

  114. Schmidty
    November 3, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/132203675216125952

  115. Marcia Steplowski
    November 5, 2011 at 3:50 am #

    How about some croutons. Yum !!

  116. brian
    November 5, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    how ’bout some turkey with those dried cranberries

  117. Becky Horn
    November 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Add just a hint of cinnamon and some raisins
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  118. Becky Horn
    November 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

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  119. Jan Messali
    November 5, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I’d add homemade cheese croutons.

  120. Jan Messali
    November 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

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  121. Shelly aka allysmama
    November 5, 2011 at 9:08 pm #

    I’d add some pumpkin seeds!
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    November 5, 2011 at 9:10 pm #

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  123. Tabathia B
    November 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    I love squash but I don’t know about trying it in a soup
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  124. Tabathia B
    November 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

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  125. Maija
    November 6, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Diced red bell peppers, perhaps?

  126. angie
    November 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I think a sprinkling of nutmeg and cinnamon on top would be wonderful!

  127. angie
    November 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/133273333801295872

  128. Donna B.
    November 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I would add some sauteed apples.

  129. Eugenie
    November 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    try a garnish of chopped pecans cooked in maple syrup and butter.

  130. Maria
    November 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    How about some cinnamon!
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  131. Karli Prime
    November 7, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Cranberrys sound good. Although Ive never tried squash soup.

  132. Karli Prime
    November 7, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    I tweeted.
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  133. cw
    November 7, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    I would add croutons and cinnamon!…yum!

  134. Georgia
    November 7, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I would try adding raisins for sure.

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  135. Georgia
    November 7, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Tweeted too

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  136. cynthia
    November 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

    I would add toasted walnuts.

  137. Grace
    November 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    tumeric- because it is good for you, improving mental function, boosts the imune system and benenficial for skin health, and to add a deeper color.

  138. Damaris @KitchenCorners
    November 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I would add a drizzle of coconut milk. I love coconut milk and butternut squash.
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  139. Stacy
    November 7, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Toasted pumpkin seeds would be great.

  140. pat
    November 8, 2011 at 5:03 am #

    I would like to win this one!

  141. Valeen Nielson
    November 8, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Cranberries sound like a delicious add-in, and one I wouldn’t have thought of!

  142. Nicole Burkhart
    November 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I would add dried cranberries!

  143. Helen
    November 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    I would crumble crispy bacon on top.

  144. ewhatley
    November 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I would sprinkle a little nutmeg on this soup.

  145. Jeremy
    November 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Pomegranate seeds!

  146. Jeremy
    November 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

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  147. Melissa T
    November 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    mmm.. yum love your butternutsquash recipe, Fall is all about comfort food to me. :) I love pie, apple or pumpkin or a combination of both in an apple pumpkin crisp it my favorite! thanks for the post and opportunity :)

  148. Melissa T
    November 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    I tweeted about the promo :) https://twitter.com/#!/abitnerdy/status/134068573902610432

  149. Amber Porter
    November 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I think a little of dried cranberries and a little of granola sounds good.

  150. Amber Porter
    November 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/skipthelaundry2/status/134074248632352768

  151. jenjenk
    November 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    i just love pumpkin seeds!!

  152. Michelle Little
    November 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    I would add-in some crushed walnut.

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  153. ANGEL JACKLYN
    November 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I WOULD DEF DO THE CRANBERRIES WITH IT. I’M NOT VERY CREATIVE ON MY OWN =(

  154. ANGEL JACKLYN
    November 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    2ND ENTRY TWEET @ https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/134139951133630464

  155. Daniel Thornton, Jr.
    November 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/computerfan/status/134161250845327360

  156. karen
    November 9, 2011 at 2:47 am #

    Dried cranberries, of course. Great post, by the way!

  157. Allyson Bossie
    November 9, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    I love croutons in most of my soups, so I think they would be a fabulous addition to this recipe

  158. Katie h
    November 9, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    I would add a sprinkle of chipolte pepper

  159. Kathryn
    November 9, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Here’s my blog post with a link to the promotion

    http://katseasykitchen.com/2011/11/09/butternut-squash-bisque/

  160. Erin Rok
    November 9, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    I would add fresh grated cheese

  161. Rachel
    November 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    the pomegranate seeds sound divine

  162. meme
    November 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    how about cracked pepper sprikled on top

  163. Diana Russell
    November 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    This sounds so good! I’d add some cinnamon and brown sugar! For a sweet and warm treat! Love the idea of the cranberries though – they’re delish, too!

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  164. ROD SMYTH
    November 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm #

    JUST A DASH OF BRANDY.

  165. Mari
    November 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    I’d add pecan bits.

  166. Anne
    November 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    I’d add bacon.

  167. Melissa S.
    November 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Ooh, toasted pinenuts would be devine! Yummo!
    Thanks for the recipe. Lovely photos!

  168. Michelle
    November 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    I would add carrots & Celery & Pine Nuts to the mix

  169. Michelle
    November 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    tweet https://twitter.com/#!/arniebelle/status/134479834691801088

  170. Carmen
    November 29, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I would have never thought about adding dried cranberries to butternut squash soup – but maybe because most recipes I’ve seen are more savory. What a great idea!

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