Pumpkin Gnocchi with Hazelnut Browned Butter and a Magazine Sneak Peek

by heidi on November 2, 2011

FoodieCrush Pumpkin Gnocchi

So happy for the weekend, and wow. Just wow. This fall has been a gorgeous one. There’s almost nothing I love more than fall light–how does it actually warm you to the bones? It always inspires me to get my nesting on/in/done.

But fall is nearly in my rear view mirror, with the forecast of a winter storm set for Saturday. And while I watch those snowflakes fly, I’ll be working at my computer getting my little dream of launching Foodie Crush magazine all stitched together.

FoodieCrush Hands Cookies

sneak peek photo > Britt Chudleigh

 

We’re in the midst of editing, layouts and photo editing for the debut issue of Foodie Crush magazine, an idea that’s been percolating in my brain for 2 years, that I finally threw myself into just a few short months ago.

I kind of can’t believe its actually happening.

We’re so excited to showcase some wonderful food bloggers—some that are familiar names and faces and some that are amazingly talented new discoveries.

Creating a magazine is always a jigsaw puzzle, and fitting it into the lives of those we feature—and those creating and contributing to it—is certainly a challenge, thanks to work schedules, blogging, travel, the time-suck of Pinterest and most importantly, family time. But that’s why we stay nimble and adaptable, focusing on our readers as the core of why we do what we do.

I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of the amazing contributors who will be featured in the mag come holiday season. Seriously, these guys are stellar. And you’ll be seeing more of them once the bird has left the table and the trees are about to be lit.

Be sure to subscribe to Foodie Crush so you don’t miss out on the magazine launch announcement and other special incentives (eh-hem, that means giveaways people!) But first, a peek behind the magazine scenes….

Foodie Crush Fondue

sneaker peek of  a family & friends getaway ski weekend…


A fabulous get together with friends

And a Christmas eve partido de la familia…

While I work on the mag I’ll be listening to this podcast

And during my breaks I’ll be:

Downloading David and Luise’s new iPad app (it’s seriously awww-sum)

Playing a few rounds to choose what looks yummier

Finding inspiration in this photographer’s light and photos

And this recipe that literally moves me

I’ll be checking out this turkey day inspiration board from some fave food bloggers

And very importantly: keeping my workflow organized thanks to this intuitive online app that YOU HAVE TO TRY! (it’s the only one out of many that I’m actually thinking of giving up my pen and pad for)

And if you wouldn’t mind giving me your thoughts about content on the Foodie Crush blog:

*Your feedback please: We love featuring food bloggers and their recipes. What would you like to see?

  1. More food blogger interviews
  2. More featured food blogger recipes
  3. More original Foodie Crush recipes and product compilations

 

And since I couldn’t get enough pumpkin before Halloween, I’m savoring it ‘til the last leaves hit the ground. I’m loving this recipe, hope you will to.

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Hazelnut Browned Butter

Serving Size: 4 – 6 servings

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Hazelnut Browned Butter

Ingredients

1 cup canned pumpkin
2 T melted butter, cooled
2- 2 1/2 cups flour
1 large egg yolk
½ tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, preferably fresh
1 stick salted butter
1/4 cup torn fresh sage leaves (I like a lot of sage)
½ cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper
½ cup pecorino or parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, combine pumpkin and butter. In another bowl, combine flour, yolk, salt and nutmeg. Add to pumpkin and butter and knead into soft dough adding more flour 1 tablespoon at a time if needed until no longer sticky. Divide into 4 sections and roll into strips about 3/4-inch thickness. Cut into 3/4-inch pieces, rolling each piece against the tines of a fork to create ridges. Repeat with remaining dough. In large pot, bring 6 cups of water to boil and add a generous amount of salt (so it tastes like the sea.) Cook gnocchi in 2 batches until pieces float, about 2 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon to warmed bowl. Meanwhile, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat until it starts to deepen in color. Add hazelnuts, sage and salt and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and add a couple of squeezes of lemon juice. Add gnocchi to pan and toss to coat then top with pecorino or parmesan cheese and serve.
http://www.foodiecrush.com/2011/11/craving-pumpkin-gnocchi-with-hazelnut-browned-butter-and-a-magazine-sneak-peek/
 

Happy November everyone.

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Posted in: entrees,magazine,noodles, rice and grains,recipes

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 3, 2011 at 1:58 am

I love your whole format, Heidi, it’s great. But I do love the food blogger interviews. It’s fun to get the behind the scenes from the bloggers you interview, many of whom are friends and I know them…and I always learn something! Links to their recipes, your recipes, whatever…it’s all great. Keep up the great work :)

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 2:03 am

Thanks for the thoughtful feedback Averie. I want to serve the reader so its great to hear what your opinions are!

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Kelley November 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

Heidi, I’m so excited for the magazine and so incredibly happy for you! I, too, love your format as is. Keep it coming friend!!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 6:18 pm

YOU will love the mag :) there are some darn cute pics. Even if some include drinking from a dog bowl :) XO

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Cookie and Kate November 3, 2011 at 7:14 am

I’d love to see more blogger interviews, since I learn so much from them. Can’t wait to see the finished magazine!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Thanks Kate, they’re fun to do and share. Love your blog.

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Annalise November 3, 2011 at 8:53 am

More of all of the above! I absolutely adore your site, Heidi. You’ve got such a lovely space here!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Thanks Annalise :) Can’t wait to see your site redesign!

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Brianne November 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

I’m getting really excited to see the first issue of Foodie Crush! I like to learn about new bloggers, so I’d love to see more interviews. But I’m definitely loving what I’ve seen here over the last few months!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Thank you for commenting and sharing your opinion Brianne!

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argone November 3, 2011 at 9:17 am

It sounds soooo exciting ! hope to see this very soon !

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Bev Weidner November 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

I am soooo excited for this launch, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

Well, actually, you do.

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Erin @naturallyella November 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

I’d love to hear about more food bloggers! It seems like everyday (even after two years of scouring food blogs) I find new-to-me awesome blogs!

I can’t wait for the first issue!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I agree Erin, there is sooo much talent out there :)

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Sharyn Dimmick November 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

I’m saving this one — I want to make it now: pumpkin (or winter squash), hazelnuts, browned butter and Parmesan!

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes November 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

I think you have it all figured out already. Looking forward to the big debut.

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Barbara, you are too kind. I bow in your presence.

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. November 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

great post! These look amazingly awesome

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Paula @ Dishing the Divine November 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm

So excited for the magazine! Your work is gorgeous, as always! I can’t wait to see what you feature. I’d love to hear what’s on interviewee’s “shame” list of foods (I.e. “sometimes I sneak…”) :) and I love any kind of recipe post as long as it’s delicious! No need to be original… just yummy. :)

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Heidi November 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Awesome! I’m so excited for you, and to see the first issue! I’m pretty new to Foodie Crush, but I like how things are. The blogger interviews are great, I really love them :) But how can we say no to more original recipes…. Your gnocchi look gorgeous!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thank you Heidi (I don’t think I’ve seen anyone under 35 with that name :) ) I’m so happy you found us and commented. So nice to meet you, and your blog looks fun and healthy too!

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Rachel November 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I love everything you do here…but I think the Craving round-ups are my favorite. I love the succinct number of recipes you select. They may seem like groupings of the same food but you showcase their uniqueness.
This particular recipe might just push me past my never-made-gnocci fear of trying them for the first time!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Terrific comment, thanks, exactly what I was looking for. And I should probably do more muffin and egg round ups :) And do try the gnocchi, it is tast-ee.

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carly {carlyklock} November 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

So excited for this!

I love your format, particularly the blogger interviews – love getting to know them. And your crushes (recipe round-ups).

xoxo

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Thanks Carly, I love giving another look at those we love to follow.

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JulieD November 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Can I say all of the above? So exciting!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Thank you Julie!

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Nikki @Pennies on a Platter November 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Yay! for light at the end of the tunnel! :) So excited for the magazine!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Oh, and I am almost blinded by that light. Thank goodness I haven’t missed it yet :) thanks for your nice words. XO

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Yvette ~ Muy Bueno Cookbook November 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

So VERY excited! You have a great blog so I can only imagine how gorgeous this magazine will be. YAY!

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heidi November 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

And thank YOU again :) can’t wait

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Maria November 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm

SO excited for the magazine! Congrats!!! Love the gnocchi too-seriously been craving it lately! So this post is kind of cruel actually:)

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heidi November 4, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I have extra in the freezer, might just have your name on it. But only in exchange for baby toes. XO

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Cookin' Canuck November 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I think you’re format is fantastic, Heidi and I am beyond excited to see the first issue of Foodiecrush. You have such a talent for finding interesting stories and featuring great food. By the way, I love the little hands sneaking into the top photo. :)

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heidi November 4, 2011 at 11:23 pm

Dara, you are a true inspiration thanks to your heartfelt responses to everyone. In such a short time I’ve learned so much from you. And beyond that, admire your talents! XO

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Sandy @ RE November 4, 2011 at 10:22 am

Heidi, you are amazing. That is all. :) This recipe looks awesome, too!

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heidi November 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Sandy, I’m such a fan of yours. Wow, so happy to have you included in the love. XOXO!

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Fuji Mama November 4, 2011 at 10:31 am

Squeee!!! Cannot wait for the magazine to make its debut!! In the meantime, I’ll have to placate myself with some of this amazing looking gnocchi… Sigh. Life is hard.

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heidi November 4, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Rachel, next time it’s my turn to feed you! When are you back in town? XOXO

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Deborah November 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I’m SO excited to see the first issue!! I love it all!

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heidi November 4, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Sister, you are on my short list. Love all that you do and your enthusiasm. And your recipes are TO DIE FOR! XO

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MikeVFMK November 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

I’m looking forward to that first issue…and the ones to follow. Keep up the great work. It’s so exciting. Oh, and LOVE that gnocchi.

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heidi November 4, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Okay, HUGE compiment. I kinda covet you. And stalk you. And your recipes.Thanks so much, means more than you know.

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Nancy/SpicieFoodie November 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Congratulations on the upcoming magazine release! It’s always great to see some one get to fulfill a dream. I am a big fan of your website and have loved everything you’ve done so far. I would have to answer yes to all 3 since I love it all. Can’t wait to see your mag! This Gnocchi is looks so mouthwatering, thanks for sharing.

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Denise @ TLT November 9, 2011 at 2:37 am

I’m on a real gnocchi-kick lately, so this recipe is calling me!

I’m so excited for your magazine and can’t wait to see it…

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Nealey @ Dixie Caviar November 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Congrats on following your dream!! I can’t wait to read the Foodie Crush magazine; I’m sure it’s going to be a grand slam.

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heidi November 22, 2011 at 12:08 am

Thank you Dixie! It’s been fun putting it together, and will only get better once it’s launched. Can’t wait to share. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned!

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chloe December 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

this recipe sucked. had to had a ton more flour and the gnocchi was tough and doughy.

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heidi December 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

Sorry you had a bad experience. It is a stickier dough best made with a light hand. Input mine in the freezer as well for a few minutes and cooked a little later which may have contributed to my success. Sorry again!

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