This recipe is really labor intensive, so I took the short cut of using the food processor for the squash. Even so, the results didn't warrant the effort. The dish was edible but really, really bland. I went out and bought a pound of unsalted butter just to saute the leeks, but probably should have used some of the salted stuff in my freezer. I probably could have doubled all the spice additions, doubled the toasted pine nuts, doubled the cheese (maybe added a layer of mozzarella) and had a better result. I've got it "resting" in the fridge for a couple of days, after which I'll try doctoring the top layer and re-baking. Unless the resting period works miracles, I'll never use this recipe again. I'd certainly never serve it to friends.