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Why People Get Famous & Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

This Butternut Squash recipe is perfect for the upcoming holiday season.  Delicious and warm, but still healthy enough that it won’t crush your diet going into the New Year.  This is a recipe you’ll want to make time and time again throughout the season!

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Why People Get Famous

I had an interesting conversation with some good girlfriends lately, talking about why some people get “famous,” whereas others struggle to get noticed.  Yes, of course having a special talent and being incredibly hard working is important, but what was that special “spark” that drove some people to just never stop succeeding.

Out of interest more than anything, I started digging a bit more and did my own sort of research.  And here’s what I found…


I believe that you get famous by being your own, unique self.  Fame is about embracing our own, unique weirdness (we’re all weird, get over it) and allowing every single drop of our gifts be shared with the world.

So here’s where I got to thinking a bit deeper.  While I no longer dream of being a rock star (#dreamcareer), I do aspire be my honest, transparent self everyday.

Where in my life am I censoring myself to try to fit someone else’s mold?

I encourage you to ask yourself the same question and take that extra step to be your whole self.  Shine in your weirdness and welcome your differences.  They’re gifts that you were given that can operate as strengths.  Share those gifts with the world!

Butternut Squash

When I was recently making a wintery meal for some of our family, I needed a fall/winter type side dish.  I had never made anything with Butternut Squash, but knew I loved the taste and figured that I’d give it a shot.

My mom and I watched this video to teach us how to cut butternut squash and I used traditional ingredients that I’m familiar with the make the dish.  And what was supposed to be a random side ended up being the star of the show!  It was devoured immediately and I already can’t wait to make this for our Christmas dinner.  Yum!

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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Prep Time: 10 minutes; Roast Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 6 adults

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash (peeled, seeded, & cut into cubes)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • lightly salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and toss to fully combine.  Transfer to the lined baking sheet and spread into a single layer, not over-crowding.
  3. Roast 40 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.  Start checking at 30 minutes and remove when the edged of the cubes are slightly browned and the cubes are tender.  Enjoy!

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3 Comments

  • Reply carmen

    Interesting thoughts about fame. It’s hard to pinpoint since people (in this social media society) tend to receive fame for such a variety of reasons. Your cinnamon roasted squash looks fantastic. :]

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    December 14, 2016 at 11:35 am
    • Reply semisweettooth

      Thanks! Especially in our social media world, everyone has at least a small amount of “fame.” But it’s those specific people that change our lives by being totally, 100% themselves that is the fame that really makes a difference.

      December 19, 2016 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    That squash looks so good! I dont have butternut squash as a sweet side nearly enough! I believe that the majority of people get famous by having connections and knowing people.

    December 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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