Bacon Basil Baked Sweet Potato Recipe

Bacon Basil Baked Sweet Potato -- Comforting, sweet, savory, creamy & fresh -- this recipe is all of that!

Comforting, sweet, savory, creamy & fresh -- these Bacon Basil Baked Sweet Potatoes are all of that, and then some! Sometimes I methodically plan out what I'm going to cook for you.  Sometimes days in advance.  Sometimes weeks in advance.  Not this time.It was only after I took the sweet potatoes out of the … [Read more...]

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Sides: Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels Sprouts Recipe

From delicious and unique casseroles to scrumptious twists on all of the classics, all of these recipes will totally wow your holiday guests!Here are my top ten Thanksgiving side dishes!  Click on the title or image to get each recipe . . . Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels SproutsRed Wine Braised Pearl Onions & … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe - This quick and easy sweet potato side dish is perfect for fall and lovely for Thanksgiving! It's creamy, rich and packed with warm flavors.

This quick and easy vegetarian, sweet potato side dish is perfect for fall and lovely for Thanksgiving!  It's creamy, rich and packed with warm flavors.If you've been following my recipes and blog for a while, you know my passions in life are family and food, and that most of my days are composed of creating recipes, … [Read more...]

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch Chile Stuffed Sole, Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet Potato | Cooking On The Weekends

Remember when we made Chilled Cucumber-Basil Soup, and I told you about the numerous (often quirky), culinary phases my husband goes through?Well, there's a whole new (definitely quirky) phase going on now. Without getting into detail, let's just say that in addition to a whole lot of pumpkin purée and agave nectar … [Read more...]

Mashed Okinawan Sweet Potatoes

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These potatoes are as delicious as they are stunning.As excited as I was to learn all about rambutans from Melissa's Produce last week, I was even more thrilled to be introduced to these gorgeous and intriguing Okinawan sweet potatoes.Okinawan sweet potatoes are purple on the inside, and a creamy beige on the … [Read more...]

Spicy Serrano-Maple Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

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I have a thing for sweet and spicy all at once. (I also have a thing for sweet and salty all at once, but that's a whole other post! ;-)) I've been wanting to share this recipe with you for a while, and when I spotted my leftover tomatillos, Serrano peppers and Pepper Jack cheese from my Cinco De Mayo recipes, I … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Pot Pie for a Passover Potluck

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Want to see what I filled this gluten-free, perfect for Passover, potato latke-like crust with? And guess what?  It's delicious every day, special holiday or not!I was super excited when my friend and fellow LA Food Blogger, Tori Avey asked me to "bring" something to her virtual Passover Potluck she's hosting on … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers: Lantana Flowers and Sweet Potato Shiitake Sausage Soup with Udon Noodles

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My cooking is all about the combination of true comfort foods and farm-fresh ingredients.  I love slow cooking: spending time in the kitchen with the food, learning about each ingredient, getting to the essence of flavor to make it shine. (And incidentally, helping my whole house to smell good for hours on end.)  I … [Read more...]