As the days of my neighborhood farmers' market season dwindle, I'm trying to indulge in the convenience of its location and its delectable fall produce bounty. Last week I bought some Empire apples, a few squash, and a GIANT bunch of kale. I'd been meaning to make this soup and the Sam's Club size bunch of kale seemed to be made for this recipe: Cannellini Bean Soup with Kale. I'll admit, however, as delicious as it was, now that I ate it...7? times in one week, I don't think I'll be making it again anytime soon. It was especially good with a grilled cheese at Serving 4 or 5. I also made The Barefoot Contessa's Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash....to.die.for. Even without the saffron, for which I couldn't bare to shed $18.99 at Giant. I remember the first time I ever made this recipe (my first ever risotto) with a dear old friend; we hunted down saffron threads at Treasure Island grocery store in Chicago, then sweat over the stove for what seemed like hours before devouring the creamy richness. Sorry no pictures...I ate it too fast!