Butternut Squash Soup with Mushroom and Pine Nut Garnish

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For many people, the point of a restaurant is to avoid the chores of cooking and cleaning up. Yep, been there, done that.  But did you know they can also be a source of inspiration?

Last Saturday night, both of my daughters were at friends’ houses, so my husband and I had that rarest of experiences — a night alone.  We decided to eat out at a nearby Moroccan French restaurant where I ordered the evening’s soup, butternut squash with a mushroom and pomegranate seed garnish.  As I was eating it, my first thought was “this is delicious,” and my second thought was “I can make this at home!” Read More