Even though summer has come to an end -- and that fills most of our hearts with dread -- there's a silver lining to the changing of seasons, and it comes in the form of winter squash.
Look, we love summer squash very much, but winter squash is a stalwart in our kitchens that deserves some due praise. Winter squash recipes are hearty, usually pretty good for you, and bring some much-needed color to our wintery plates.
You'll see butternut squash and acorn squash in markets most frequently, but we also love to tinker with delicata squash, kabocha squash, carnival squash and spaghetti squash (as long as you don't pretend it's a good substitute for pasta). In most cases, these squashes can substitute easily for each other, so experiment away!