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.

Bacon and Brie Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Loaded sweet potato skins with brie, bacon, sour cream and chives makes for a tempting and unforgettable appetizer, snack or side dish. I’ll remember this winter as one where I fell fast and hard for sweet potatoes and discovered how good they are paired with brie. I’ve been cutting them into wedges and oven-frying them,… 

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