Sweet Potato Fries

  When I told my kids we were having sweet potato fries at dinner, I got two polar opposite responses. My 6-year old was ecstatic at the prospect of eating sweet potatoes again since he devoured the sweet potato and marshmallow casserole I cooked for Thanksgiving.  My 9-year old daughter wasn't at all interested.  Although she sampled the same beloved casserole, its consistency reminded her too much of "baby food." So, I strategized my approaches. My daughter would need a positive spin like, "you'll LOVE these fries...they're similar to the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, it's logical to start planning and cooking from your holiday menu.  Whether you're the host(ess) of the evening (which I've never been) or whether you're simply bringing a dish (that's me), Sweet Potato Casserole should be on your hit list.  In fact, I've never been to a Turkey Day feast that didn't offer sweet potato "something" as a side dish.  I decided to attempt to bake a sinfully sweet Sweet Potato Casserole with a nice struedel-like crumble on top. Lucky for me, I had a meeting Friday at Chelsea … [Read more...]