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Butternut squash ravoili

You know what time it is… Friday Favorites!  It has been a great week. I was on T.V. TWICE how awesome is that? You may have seen me on The Untitled Action Bronson Show AND The Chew. Learned an awesome recipe from that latter that I will share with you. To see my clips of the shows go to my Instagram and check out my “story highlights.”

 

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Favorite Party: We had our FIRST celebrity game night for my hip hop card game, University of Dope. It was poppin’ and FULL of unpopular opinions from rap legends.

Favorite Craft: Tried embroidery this week for the first time and I am very impressed with the results. Shout out to MC Hammer and Cacti.

 

 

Favorite Design: I was so inspired by my craft I created a t-shirt for it! Get yours here at my shop. Use the code vday to receive 15% off your entire purchase.

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Favorite Usie: Action Bronson is officially the rapper I have had the most interaction with (my second time meeting him). We are practically besties now.

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Favorite Selfie: At the VIP tasting table at The Chew where I had some DELICIOUS butternut squash ravioli. 

Butternut squash ravoili

Favorite Recipe: Butternut squash ravioli. Need I say more?

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Butternut Squash Ravioli With Sage Brown Butter
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pound butternut squash (peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces)
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 egg (separated, divided)
  4. 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated, plus more for serving)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  6. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1/4 cup flour (for dusting)
  8. 1 package wonton wrappers
  9. 2 tablespoons water
  10. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  11. 12 fresh sage leaves
  12. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ΒΊF.
  2. Place the butternut squash pieces on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste and toss to coat. Place on the center rack of the oven and roast until tender, about 30-45 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Remove to a large bowl and mash slightly with a potato masher or fork. Add the egg yolk, Parmigiano-Reggiano, nutmeg, cinnamon, and mix with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until combined. Season mixture with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  4. To Assemble Ravioli: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dust lightly with flour.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the egg white and water, set aside. Place a rounded tablespoon of butternut squash filling near the corner and towards the center of each wonton. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges with the egg white mixture and fold the other half over the filling to create a triangle. Press around the filling outward to seal the ravioli closed. Place finished ravioli on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the wonton squares, keeping them covered with a damp kitchen towel while working. Set aside.
  6. In a large saute pan over medium heat, add the butter and sage and cook until the butter starts to foam. Once the butter turns slightly golden, turn off the heat, leaving the pan on the burner and scrape any golden bits from the bottom of the pan.
  7. Add the ravioli to the boiling water and cook about 3 minutes, or until the ravioli begins to float. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water. Add the ravioli and 1/2 cup of pasta water to the pan of brown butter and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more pasta water if butter sauce is too thick. Divide on 4 plates and serve with additional Parmigiano-Reggiano to taste.
  8. Tip: Make a large batch and freeze the ravioli for an easy winter weeknight dinner!
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