Cutting Squash: Kitchen Tip

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Squashes can be very hard to cut, even if you have a sharp knife and strong arms.  Margaret shares this tip for cutting them:

If you cannot cut your squash – age infirmities, etc., put your squash in a 350° F oven for a while. Just long enough to cook the skin and make it easier to cut. Leaving it there too long will make it explode. Also put on your oven mitts to protect your hands and fingers.

You can also poke holes or cut slits in the squash to keep it from exploding and bake it until it is completely cooked.  Either way, cooking makes cutting the squash much easier.

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Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. I do the same thing, except that I put the squash in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, depending on the size of the squash.

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