Sweet Potato Risotto

This recipe is purely the result of trying to use up some items in the kitchen cabinet.  I had a bag of Arborio rice that I had long ago intended to turn into Greek rice pudding, but that never happened.  And the sweet potatoes from the CSA are piling up in a bowl on the … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Hummus

I didn’t even know this was a thing! In my attempt to find uses for the sweet potatoes that have started rolling in hot and heavy, I found this recipe.  It seemed like it would be a yummy and more nutritious alternative to hummus, and it was!  I did have to make a couple changes, … Continue reading

Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder

I love potato chowder.  I jump at the chance to break out anything that resembles chowder when the weather cools off each year.  However, I also live in central Texas, so that limits my crisp and cool chowder days to about 6 per year.  This year I got tired of waiting for chowder weather.  When … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Is there anything better than brinner?  That’s breakfast-for-dinner for those of you who have never gotten lazy, made scrambled eggs at 6:00, called it “brinner” and acted like it was a fancy treat.  It’s a regular feature in our house.  This time around, the featured dish was sweet potato pancakes.  I love these pancakes.  Despite … Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Butternut Chowder

I was describing to my husband the way I made this chowder – an attempt to use up some sweet potatoes and butternut that had set up long term encampments in the cupboard.  I said “well, I used my normal potato chowder.  Only I substituted sausage for bacon.  And sweet potatoes and squash for regular … Continue reading

Five Spice Sweet Potato Pie

I love this recipe. That’s about all I can say about it. We’ve had a bumper crop of sweet potatoes from the CSA this year, and they’ve been piling up on my counter. I finally just threw them all in the oven and roasted them and made this delicious pie. It’s topped with my standard … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Doughnuts

I continue again on my quest to turn healthy vegetables into junk food.  This time…sweet potato doughnuts! Ok, they don’t look like Krispy Kremes.  And they don’t taste like it.  They’re quite delicious – like cider doughnuts or something.  But they are dense.  More like a yeast sweet potato roll or something than a light … Continue reading

Chicken Stew and Sweet Potato Biscuits

This recipe for Down-Home Chicken Stew is a delicious, relatively healthy recipe that uses up several fall CSA favorites – turnips, turnip greens, potatoes, and leeks. It takes a few steps, but if you do all your chopping first, you can do them at the same time. I also think it’s a great stew recipe … Continue reading