A comfort-food dish two years in the making

Christina Verrelli of Devon, who won the most recent Pillsbury Bake-Off contest, is blogging her recipes and cooking ideas at Epicuricloud.

In the latest post, she gets into the swing of winter - late, as she admits - with Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells,  a dish that has taken her two years to perfect.

"I am famous for missing out on making dishes during the 'proper season,'" she writes. "It will be late into spring when I realize I never made delicious slow roasted bracciole during the frigid days of winter. Now I know I won't be arrested by the culinary police if I were to make the bracciole in late May, but I'm just not into it at that time of year. I'm already thinking of yummy lighter things to make with asparagus, peas and artichokes."

Make the stuffed shells quickly, she writes, "before the culinary police outlaw yummy baked pastas and beautiful butternut squash."

See it here.