Winter squash teams up with cannellini beans and chipotle chile peppers, chopped carrots, celery, onions, basil, parsley, and corn to make a zesty vegetable soup topped with tortilla chips, sour cream, and Mexican blend cheese. Adjust the heat level to taste by decreasing or leaving out the chipotle peppers.

Winter squash teams up with cannellini beans and chipotle chile peppers, chopped carrots, celery, onions, basil, parsley, and corn to make a zesty vegetable soup topped with tortilla chips, sour cream, and Mexican blend cheese. Adjust the heat level to taste by decreasing or leaving out the chipotle peppers.

A generous mound of thinly sliced onions, cooked in butter and olive oil, becomes a fragrant, caramelized sauce with the addition of bouillon, water and a pinch of basil. Toss with cooked pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.

A generous mound of thinly sliced onions, cooked in butter and olive oil, becomes a fragrant, caramelized sauce with the addition of bouillon, water and a pinch of basil. Toss with cooked pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.