Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

We became very well acquainted with our slow cooker during my campaign. A love-hate relationship developed. When a dish worked, it was wonderful. But there were many days when I threw in a whole lot of string spices only to end up with flavorless meat. I was so confused and disturbed. But, we studied the…

Persian Sweet Potato Stew

It feels so good to be cooking again. Making dinners and baking breads really does serve to center me. Especially when I get to use foods I grew. Even though I am planning and preparing my garden for this season, I still have lots of sweet potatoes that I harvested in the fall. This stew…

Quinoa with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale & Feta

I still have PLENTY of sweet potatoes from our garden, about 1/2 a milk crate left (somehow I still have the crates we used to use when I grew up in NY in the 60’s and we still got milk deliveries). The crates are perfect for storing the sweet potatoes. Our last CSA box included…

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Spinach Empanadas

I had spent days and days baking cookies and cakes for Hanukkah. I thought I was finally finished baking.  I went through 10 lbs of flour in just a few days! I put away my baking mat and pushed the standing mixer back into the corner. I was done. And the next day…I decided to…

Sweet Potato Kugel

We had a bountiful sweet potato harvest this year.  Not only are they plentiful, they are huge! So I guess you will be seeing a bunch of sweet potato posts this fall and winter. To start off with, I made a sweet potato kugel for Rosh Hashanah.   I loved the flavor, but the cayenne…

Kale and Sweet Potato Taco Salad – Vegetarian

Finally, a kale salad that is definitely worth writing home about! I will be honest, I had low expectations of this, but it was great, really fun and enjoyable to eat. I think there were 2 key points, how well massaged the kale was and the crunch of the tortilla chips. The big surprise was…

Turkey Soup

After the heavy Thanksgiving meal, I find a really just want a soup for dinner the next day.  And, luckily, Thanksgiving dinner leaves me with the makings for a great turkey stock to use as a base for the soup.  Right after dinner, I ripped apart the carcass, put it on a tray and roasted it…

Sweet Potato Waffles with Marshmallows

I did not grow sweet potatoes this year, but a nearby house did and had so many extras they sold them alongside the road.  I bought a few and am putting them to good use.  First up – Food Network’s sweet potato waffles with marshmallows. I have to admit that I had a little trouble…