IDEA ALLEY: Readers share recipes for winter squash, peppermint-frosted brownies, fruit cake

(Illustration by Kelly Brant)
(Illustration by Kelly Brant)

By the time you read this, I'll be back and refreshed from a week-long vacation. But as I write this I'm frantically scrambling to make sure I meet all my deadlines and obligations before heading off on said vacation.

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