Sweet Potatoes Three New Ways

I used to hate sweet potatoes. They were a funny color and not nearly as good as real potatoes. But I was a silly child, and have since discovered that sweet potatoes are delicious.

5 Recipes I Totally Need to Make: Cold Weather Edition

Maybe you’re one of those people blessed with air conditioning, but I spent all summer sweating it out and not wanting to cook anything. After a while, there were foods I wanted, but the brain-melting temperatures made turning on the oven the last thing I wanted to do. Now, finally, it’s cooled off here and I’m […]

How to Cook Sweet Potatoes With Only Your Mind

Well, not with your mind, but with nothing but an oven and some time. No marshmallows or brown sugar needed. Butter is always welcome.

Recipe Review: Sweet Potatoes, Beans, and Delicious Rice

I was feeling a little sweet and a little starchy this week, so I set out to find a recipe that would blend all sides of my mood. Enter this dish with sweet potatoes, beans, and delicious rice. A relatively simple dish to make, it is a warm, fall meal that is both filling and […]

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

So last week, my plan for dinner each night involved a baked sweet potato, a reasonable side dish for early March. I grocery shopped accordingly”¦and then checked the weather. Between the near 80-degree temperatures, and my apartment building’s refusal to turn on the air conditioning before April 15, no way was I about to keep […]

Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

This recipe has gotten a little meta since its inception, because I believe an incarnation of it first appeared in Bon Appetit, October 2007; from there, Epicurious posted it as the recipe of the week or some such thing, where the author of Smitten Kitchen picked it up and prepared it in the same month. From her, I […]

Sweet Potato “Fries”

I love sweet potatoes, and if any restaurant has the option of sweet potato fries instead of regular fries, I can’t say no. That’s why I decided to try making them myself.

Shepherd’s Pie for the Low-Carb Veghead

As if I don’t impose enough dietary restrictions on myself being a vegetarian, I recently decided to go on a low-carb “diet.” I put the word diet in quotes because it isn’t just your run of the mill eating plan to try and lose weight (though that has been a bonus). I’m trying to make […]

I Used to Meet Her Every Thursday in the Afternoon

Good morning dear readers! How’s it going?  We are in the home stretch of this week where those of us in the US are still a little hungover from the turkey, sweet potatoes and pecan pie.  We’d like to wish everyone a very happy Hanukkah as we swing into another full day of interesting things […]

Of Canned Cranberry Sauce and Chicken Noodles

My husband and I celebrated Thanksgiving with six other people about our age. Two were still in college, and all their talk of dorms and majors, plus some thinly-disguised enthusiasm for alcohol, made me nostalgic for the days when time was measured in semesters. We also got to meet some new people and share stories […]