Join The Love & Lemons Cooking Club!

Dive into fall cooking with the Love & Lemons Cooking Club! Read on to learn more about what we're cooking and how to get involved.

Butternut squash soup recipe ingredients

Can you believe that it’s the first weekend in October? At this point, there’s no denying it: fall is here! With the new season, Jack and I are spending less time outdoors and more time at home. We’ve swapped our evening walks and weekend picnics for TV, board games, and, of course, cooking! I hope that you’re also enjoying time in the kitchen right now, whether you’re simmering soup, trying a new autumn veggie, or diving headfirst into weekend baking projects.

The Love & Lemons Cooking Club

To celebrate all this seasonal cooking, I’m launching the Love & Lemons Cooking Club! I wanted to find a fun way to bring the Love & Lemons community together this fall, and I thought that a new monthly cooking challenge would be a great way to do it. Here’s how it works and how YOU can get involved:

  • Each month, I’ll choose one seasonal Love & Lemons recipe.
  • If you make that recipe during the month, snap a picture of it, and email it to LoveAndLemonsCookingClub@gmail.com by 11:59 PM on the last day of the month. For our first recipe, the deadline will be 11:59 PM on October 31st. 
  • By sending your picture to LoveAndLemonsCookingClub@gmail.com, you’ll be entered to win a prize. This October, it’s a $200 Visa gift card! For a bonus entry, leave a comment on the chosen recipe after you submit your photo.
  • At the end of the month, I’ll announce a randomly selected winner and share all your photos on the blog!

October’s Recipe

For the inaugural Love & Lemons Cooking Club challenge, I’ve chosen a quintessential fall recipe. It’s a dish that I make every fall, without fail. It’s super cozy and nourishing, and it stars one of my favorite fall veggies. Any guesses? Here’s another clue: it makes your kitchen smell amazing while it simmers away on the stove, and it’s best served with a big hunk of crusty bread.

Butternut squash soup

That’s right! It’s my Butternut Squash Soup! This recipe is both vegan and gluten-free, so everyone can join in the fun this month. Send a photo of your soup to LoveAndLemonsCookingClub@gmail.com by 11:59 PM on October 31st to enter the club. After you’ve entered, leave a comment on the Butternut Squash Soup recipe post for a bonus entry. I can’t wait to see your creations, and happy cooking!

Butternut squash soup

More Favorite Fall Recipes

Join the October Love & Lemons Cooking Club challenge by sending your photo of my Butternut Squash Soup to LoveAndLemonsCookingClub@gmail.com by 11:59 PM on October 31st. After you send in your photo, leave a comment on the recipe for a bonus entry! (One photo entry and one bonus entry per person).

Then, try one of these delicious fall recipes next:

For more fall recipe ideas, check out this post!

 

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  1. Steph Peterson
    10.04.2020

    So excited to make this recipe! I make it all the time and love it, but this is such a great excuse to make it soon! Also a great excuse to go buy some local sourdough!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I’m so glad you’ve been loving it 🙂

  2. jean
    10.04.2020

    Thanks for sharing your recipes-Do you have one for cranberries? I have a can of sauce and want to make something with it?
    Thks, Jean

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I’m sorry, I don’t have a cranberry recipe.

  3. Becky
    10.04.2020

    I am totally in for this! I love your recipes!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I’m so happy to hear!

  4. Lalla
    10.04.2020

    I appreciate that we have a month to make the recipe, and that being a member doesn’t require a social media account. It will be fun and easy to participate!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      Thanks Lalla, I hope you enjoy the soup!

  5. Marie
    10.04.2020

    I’m in… so looking forward to making this soup! and sharing with a friend.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Lise
    10.04.2020

    Oh, this will be fun!
    Love, soup weather.
    💛🥣🎃
    (I don’t have a website) 🙋🏼‍♀️

  7. Deborah
    10.04.2020

    Live the idea and love your cookbook … use it all the time as well as search for other recipes from you! Looking forward to the soup!!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I’m so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the recipes!

  8. Katie Didow
    10.04.2020

    I love the idea of a cooking club! Can Canadians join and be eligible for the prize too?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.04.2020

      yep! I’ll email a gift card, doesn’t matter where you live!

      • Tina
        10.21.2020

        Thank you for including Canadians! Very appreciative of this. 🙂

  9. Joyce Layton
    10.05.2020

    I’m in! Your cookbook is the best!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      aw, thank you!

  10. Amber L
    10.05.2020

    What a fun idea! I will be making this soon and sending a picture.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      can’t wait to see your creation!

  11. Stacy
    10.05.2020

    Count me in. I’ve been looking for an acorn squash soup recipe. Cant wait to make this.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I hope you enjoy!

  12. Judy Best
    10.05.2020

    With a side of freshly toasted homemade sourdough bread – just to continue the sourdough trend! This is such a yummy twist on a favorite!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      yes, definitely with sourdough! I still love that trend too 🙂

  13. Tori
    10.05.2020

    I follow your blog probably daily and am constantly making your recipes. I am going to try this soup and I will send a picture:) I am super excited, fall is the best cooking season!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      I think fall is the best cooking season too! Thanks for following along!

  14. Kim
    10.06.2020

    I love this idea, I’ve always wanted to make Butternut Squash Soup. Cooking is not my strength .. but Eating is my Wonder Power. LOL I’m looking forward to challenging myself n the Kitchen 🙂
    Lots of Love from NYC

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      Ha, well this recipe is SUPER easy, so I’m sure your soup will turn out great 🙂

  15. Stephanie
    10.06.2020

    Ooouuu how exciting!! Is this contest open to Canadians as well?!

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      10.06.2020

      yep! I’ll be emailing a gift card, so you can live anywhere!

  16. Stephie Vallace
    10.08.2020

    The sage gives it great savor and the texture is great. I kept my butternut seeds, roasted them, and put them on top. Highly recommend! It paired well with a kale salad on the side.

  17. Sara C
    10.11.2020

    I made this tonight and absolutely loved it and so did my family! It was so easy 🙂 I did use the whole carton of broth and I think next time I’ll add a little more ginger and a pinch of cinnamon. I love a little extra spice kick :p

  18. Alex
    10.13.2020

    Made this without garlic and was heavy handed on the ginger. It was delicious!

  19. Cassie from In%20the%20works
    10.14.2020

    This is my first time trying butternut squash. I’m so excited about this cooking club! I just prepared the soup and I’m going to surprise my husband with a nice meal for when he gets home. Thank you for giving me a reason to buy sage 🙂

  20. Amanda
    10.15.2020

    Thanks for a delicious recipe. It was the perfect fall meal for a rainy/cool evening. We kept ours pretty thick and didn’t add any extra broth. Very creamy!

  21. Brenda
    10.15.2020

    Delicious. We had this for dinner last night, Thank you for not requiring a social media account to participate.

  22. Shawn
    10.19.2020

    I love this recipe and so glad for a dairy-free
    version of this soup! It’s creamy, delicious and comforting – everything a soup should be!
    I’ve sent in my pic! Love this cooking club!

  23. Tina Dekker
    10.21.2020

    What a great idea! I always encourage my friends and family to try new recipes from cookbooks and food blogs. A cooking club is the perfect incentive!

    Also, the soup is delicious and easy to make. For a little extra, a crispy fried sage leaf makes for a fun garnish!

  24. Jessica
    10.24.2020

    I made this last Sunday, and it turned out great! Super creamy and amazing with crusty bread on the side 🙂 Definitely adding this to my fall/winter rotation of soups.

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