In this section, Cool Springs' staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Butternut Squash Soup
Fall is in the air so warm up with this hearty, healthy, autumn delight. And while you're at it, sip a little Rosemont Traminer Riesling ($7.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits) with it. This lush little Aussie white will light up your palate with its fruit flavors.
2 pounds butternut squash, cubed
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored
2 onions, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1 dash ground nutmeg
1 dash ground cloves
1 dash ground cinnamon
In a large microwave safe dish combine squash, onions and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Peel squash. Stir in broth and cook on high for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until squash is tender. Puree squash, apples, onions and broth in a food processor or blender. Add cream, salt and pepper, and microwave on high for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through. Flavor with nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon to taste.