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Sweet Potatoes Fit For A King (or President)

Hey everyone, I’ve got exciting news! The traditional Inaugural Luncheon was held yesterday, and it featured a very special version of Mashed Sweet Potatoes. The menu traditionally consists of All-American foods representing the home states of the incoming administration. This year our new President, Barack Obama, was served Molasses Whipped Sweet Potatoes along with Pheasant, Duck and Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake. Even more exciting, the actual recipes have been placed online! This delicious dish…

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Hot Food For A Cold Day

Brrrr!! It sure is cold in North Carolina. Yesterday, the low temp dropped to a frigid 3 degrees. Most of the country is experiencing this same cold front, so this week I am offering up some classic cold weather foods. The Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty meal that is sure to warm your stomach and make your whole family happy. The Curried Sweet Potatoes are also a crowd pleaser. What food is better than curry to keep you warm? I…

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Oprah’s Snack Switch

Last week on her show, Oprah Winfrey declared that her new snack of choice is Sweet Potato Chips. Fans of the show may know that Oprah has recently talked about her struggle with weight loss and her gain of 40 pounds. “My drug of choice used to be potato chips,” she said. She went on to say that she had tried switching to Blue Corn Chips, but she still could not stop at the small recommended portions. This has led…

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Game Time

Football season is in full swing, with the NCAA BCS Championship Bowl tonight and plenty of NFL playoff action to come. While I take a more casual interest in the great game, my husband has already formed a long term plan on which games to watch and which ones to TIVO, and begun plans for the Super Bowl Party. Consequently, I am planning a few quick meals and sides to keep me out of the kitchen and on the couch…

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Happy New Year!

2009 is here and so is the traditional time for resolutions. In past years, as I have watched the ball drop I had a firm conviction to the list of resolutions I had made that day. This year I am delaying my decision for some careful thought. Most of the resolutions I made over the years have fallen faster than the aforementioned Waterford crystal ball. Waterford’s own New Year’s slogan “Let There Be Joy”, sounds like a good resolution. Be…

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Slipping Into A New Year With Ease

With tight budgets and even tighter schedules these recipes are sure to please. Whether you ring in the New Year with champagne toasts with the gang, or cook a cozy dinner for two, these recipes will have you covered. The first is a Curried Sweet Potato Pie. Think Shepherd’s Pie, but with sweet potatoes instead of mashed potatoes. I love this recipe for parties. It is simple, delicious and so impressive. This recipe makes two casseroles. I always freeze one…

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A Visit From Santa

Santa Claus has left the building! Actually, we had a nice chat before he left, but before I get to far ahead of myself, I had better go back to the beginning. After all the nice things Santa has given over the years, I decided to return the favor and prepare a surprise for him this Christmas. After doing a few quick calculations, I realized that the jolly old elf travels 11,867,284 miles before reaching my home. I knew he…

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Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!I want to wish all my readers and fellow sweet potato fans a very Merry Christmas!! I am having a bountiful holiday dinner tonight that will include the stir-fried sweet potatoes from last month’s blogging. I keep coming back to this recipe, it is so incredibly tasty for such a quick preparation. Of course, there will also be Sweet Potato Pie, Pecan Pie, Ham, Turkey and plenty of…

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Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

With the Christmas rush getting ever closer, I am having less and less time to prepare wholesome meals. Instead of snacking, I think I will rely on an old standby. My Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes. This recipe is versatile, nutritious and best of all it is super easy. A quick start in a skillet and then transfer it into the oven until done. I use Granny Smith apples for a nice tart flavor and you can…

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Hot Soup for a Cold Day

Christmas is almost here, and I still haven’t seen a good snow. I am beginning to think that a white Christmas is just not in the cards this year. I would love to see a little snow for the holidays, but so far all we have been getting is rain. A lot of rain. Three days of nothing but rain. I’m not going to let the weather get me down, though. As a matter of fact,…

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