The New York Times created a map showing what recipes each state searched for online during the Thanksgiving season.  Turns out that in Connecticut, we are searching for a good Butternut Squash Casserole recipe.  To help everyone out, I found one via


1 butternut squash

1 cup of white sugar

1 and a half cups of milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 eggs

1/4 cup margarine, melted


1/2 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed

1/2 cup margarine, melted

1 cup brown sugar

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

 4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

 According to this list, we seem to be relatively normal considering states like Nevada are searching for “Frog Eye Salad” and North Dakota wants a recipe for a “Cookie Salad”.  See the entire break down by state HERE.  


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