Farmhouse Chicken Chowder

Farmhouse Chicken Chowder is packed full of all the delicious and nutritious things you can pick up at a farm market.

There’s a colorful mélange of vegetables including onion, garlic, carrots, celery, parsnips, sweet and white potatoes, corn, spinach and herbs like rosemary, thyme, bay and parsley…. 

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Side Dish Saturdays: Curried Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Fast and easy curried sweet potatoes with chickpeas can serve as a side dish or a main vegetarian entrée. Warmly spiced with a hint of sweetness and a pop of heat this comes together in no time at all thanks to the use of curry powder!… 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

Roasted Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, bacon and a sprinkling of Parmesan come together in irresistible ways to make this delicious side dish. A side dish that may raise an eyebrow from even the most stubborn sprout hater. At least I like to think so.

Only because I was once one of them adamant haters. I’m still not a lover, but I’m halfway there…. 

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Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Brown Sugar Bacon

Loaded Sweet Potato Soup with Candied Bacon

An immensely comforting sweet potato soup garnished with cinnamon brown sugar bacon, pepper jack cheese and sour cream. The soup mimics a loaded baked potato transforming it from side dish into a thoroughly satisfying meal!

The soup is fairly fast and easy to make. Almost as quick as boiling potatoes for mashing. Just one of the many reasons to love it.

Sweet potatoes are simmered with onion and garlic in broth until soft, pureed and then topped with candied bacon, pepper jack cheese for a pop of heat and sour cream…. 

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Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

A heartwarming vegetable soup packed with the wholesome goodness of both sweet and white potatoes, zucchini, carrots, celery, garlic, onion and cannellini beans. Perfectly delicious all on its own, when you throw parmesan dumplings into the mix you create a rock star.

The dumplings start out as baby clouds, a mere teaspoonful of batter grows up and out to be 5 times bigger. Soft, fluffy and airy, they have a tiny bit of chew to them. I like to use extra black pepper to perk up their flavor…. 

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Candied Bacon Sweet Potato Waffle Fries

Going into the fourth week of french fry creating and testing for Alexia Foods, one would think I might be entirely tired of eating french fries by now. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.

The one day I didn’t eat french fries an overwhelming craving hit me head on at 11:00 p.m.

I’ve developed quite a french fry habit, one that is going to be hard to break!… 

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