I don’t know why but whenever I think of sweet potatoes I always think of that traditional Thanksgiving side dish that my mom makes. Chunks of sweet potatoes, in a sweet brown sugar syrup and spiced up with cinnamon and perhaps a pinch of nutmeg. Then topped with miniature marshmallows and baked until hot and bubbly and the marshmallows are both melted and crispy browned.
But the funny thing is, you can buy sweet potatoes year-round and they are actually pretty inexpensive too. Fall is when they are in season though so this is the time of year to buy them at their lowest price point!
And boy are they healthy too! One cup of cubed sweet potato is only 114 calories and packs a whole lot of nutrients! There is 377% of your daily requirement for vitamin A which is the vitamin our bodies need for healthy eyes. Plus there is a nice healthy dose of 4 grams of fiber too.
Why not take advantage of the great prices on sweet potatoes and try and incorporate these tasty tubers in your meals? We have gathered 25 great recipes for you from some fabulous food bloggers. From breakfast, dinner, snacks, dessert and more you are sure to discover a couple new sweet potato recipes!
Fall is here! This is 100%, without a doubt my favorite time of the year. The weather gets crisp and cool, the leave turn orange, yellow and russet and we start making apple recipes. This recipe for Easy Baked Caramel Apples is perfect when you want a little something sweet and apple-y without going through a lot of trouble to bake a pieor cakeor something complicated.
While apples can be purchased in the grocery store, and are usually priced affordably year round, late summer and early autumn is the prime season for fresh apples and this is when the price is a bit lower and the variety is a bit wider. If you have local pick your own apple farms even better!
There is nothing I enjoy on a hot day than a cool and refreshing iced coffee. I love to pop into Starbucks and get a refreshing coffee beverages. But, let’s face it, at $4.00 a drink that can be an expensive habit.
So the next best thing is to make your own iced coffee at home. And you can have all the bells and whistles – caramel, chocolate, vanilla, whip, sprinkles, extra drizzle or whatever your heart desires. Can’t do dairy (I am lactose intolerant myself) substitute almond or soy milk.
This collection of iced coffee recipes is sure to inspire you to make your own refreshing coffee beverage at home and enjoy a tasty treat without breaking the bank! Continue reading →
Show mom just how very special she is (she pushed you out of her loins for Pete’s sake!) by whipping her up something very special this Mother’s Day.
Whether you are hosting a brunch get-together for your mom, mother-in-law, grandmother or you are a kid or husband wanting to find a special something to make for mom and serve her breakfast in bed this collection of 25 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes is sure to inspire you with something delicious and special for this very special day.
Happy Mother’s Day to all you mom’s out there, and very special Mother’s Day to my own mother Carla and my mother-in-law Susan, I am blessed to have these two women in my life and wouldn’t be the person I am today without them!
This recipe comes straight out of our family cookbook passed on to us by my husbands grandparents. The only difference I made to this family recipe was cut it half as the original recipe was for Chili for 60 people and frankly, even though I have a big family that is a LOT of chili.
You see my husband’s grandfather, Papa, was a Baptist minister and as such had several recipes that served a large crowd. We assume this is one of those recipes he would make up to take to church events and such. It really is a basic chili recipe and actually quite easy to make. The hardest part for me was finding a pot big enough to cook it in. My largest stockpot was not quite big enough so we took out our electric roaster oven which I use mostly just for Thanksgiving turkey and that really fit the bill.
Our family really loves chili on a cold winter night and having batches of it already cooked and ready to thaw and heat in our freezer just makes for easy meal prep on busy weeknights. Our very favorite way to eat chili is just with some freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese and some warm homemade corn bread. But there are other great ways to use chili too. Chili dogs, walking tacos (Frito corn chips with chili & cheese), stuffed inside bell peppers and baked (with cheese). So many great ways to eat chili.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!