Gingerbread Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Gingerbread Sweet Potato Mash

Lots of good things happen when you mash gingerbread-spiced butter, orange zest and a touch of molasses into your sweet potatoes. The most important one is the realization that more of your crazy, outlandish recipe ideas should be acted upon rather than reluctantly dismissed. Don’t let the word gingerbread scare you off. With only one… 

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Hot Sausage & Sweet Potato Lasagna

Hot Sausage & Sweet Potato Lasagna #recipe

An updated twist on the classic with spicy sausage and sweet potatoes tucked in between lasagna noodles with layers of stringy mozzarella and ricotta cheese. I’m on a mission to make classic lasagna obsolete. Just joshin’. It has it’s time and place, mostly on special occasions and holidays. This one is for everyday when my… 

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Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup #recipe

I have a new favorite show! It’s called A Chef’s Life and stars Vivian Howard, a chef who returns to her roots in the south after working in some of the best restaurants in NYC, to open a farm to table restaurant. Every episode revolves around her visiting a local farm and then incorporating their… 

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Sweet Potato Puff Pastry Galette

Sweet Potato Puff Pastry Galette #recipe

Savory slices of sweet potato are layered over spinach-laced sour cream atop a flaky puff pastry crust. Crumbled feta cheese and chopped walnuts garnish the top. It’s like a reinvented pizza gone wild. Only prettier. I swear I need a chaperone to get me through the produce department. The sight of all the veggies makes… 

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fritters with Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

Sweet Potato Fritters

Pan-fried sweet potato cakes, golden brown on the outside and creamy in the middle with a sour cream and yogurt sauce for dunking. The sweet potato is the star here – there’s not much more to them aside from a little soy sauce, green onion and a spicy pop of ground red pepper for one… 

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Chicken Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

Some times I find myself dreaming of being in a chili cook-off. This hearty, delicious chile with its earthy black beans, sweet potatoes, corn and tender pieces of chicken swimming in a sea of spicy tomatoes could be a top contender.