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Grafton Squash Casserole

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Labor Day has come and gone, and cherries and berries might be coming to an end, but summer isn't really over. Case in point: squash. During the balmy days of August squash seems like a nuisance, but during the countdown to fall I am more than happy to see it. Although it might not be as transcendent as a perfect peach, it is a pleasant souvenir of the summer.

Grafton Squash Casserole is a great way to handle summer squash, which can be bland if not prepared correctly. This recipe from Tracey Medeiros's Dishing Up Vermont pairs squash with butter, herbs, cream, and Vermont-made Grafton Cheddar. The combination is incredible—it's almost like macaroni and cheese minus the macaroni. The texture of the the summer squash has an al dente bite and a sweetness that will remind you that summer isn't quite over.

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