Butternut squash soup is my favorite cold weather comfort food and I am always looking for interesting takes on the usually simple recipe. We came across this recipe for a spicy butternut squash soup with pumpkin seed pesto in our Epicurious app on our Ipad (highly recommend this app- the shopping list feature is amazing). The jalapeno and cumin in the squash soup gives it a nice full flavor and a little spicy kick, but my favorite part of this meal was the pumpkin seed pesto. We were even discussing perhaps adding a handful of pistachios to the pumpkin seed pesto and using it on crostini as an appetizer in the future. Be aware that this recipe makes A LOT of servings so be prepared to serve this for at least 6 people or freeze a good amount of the soup.