Thanks for posting this link, deb. I'm envious of this woman who has been able to come up with these recipes herself. I've been trying to sneak things in all over the place but haven't perfected anything.
Last night we tried the mac 'n cheese with squash puree. I liked it. Could tell there was a hint of squash in there but it didn't bother me. The kids loved it. We used reduced fat cream cheese, whole grain pasta and 2% cheese as well. DH wasn't as impressed, but he ate 2 servings, so it couldn't have been all that bad.
I also added some sauteed red peppers. I just like to have a little color to my mac n cheese. I served it with broccoli, which actually the kids like.
In the same vein, I made a deceptive oven 'fried' chicken the other night which we all loved. Instead of breadcrumbs I used a mixture of oat bran, wheat germ, ground flax meal and parm. cheese and some seasonings. Then coated the chicken pieces (after dipping in milk) and drizzled with olive oil instead of butter. Mmmmm. Can use it for legs or whatever. I think it would also make a nice nugget. I use about 1/3 cheese to 2/3 grains. I think I'll try to combine my recipe wtih her broccoli puree one and see how that works.
Also, what I did was baked the squash, pureed it then with the extra I put in 1 c. containers and put in the freezer so I can pull out to add to stews/ chili or spagh. sauce.
I'm going to try a dessert this weekend. This book is definitely on my Christmas wish list!