Sweet Potato Casserole: A Family Tradition

As traditions are filling your minds in the next two months, my mind is always on the food traditions in my family. It is a known fact in my family that at every Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration there will be a sweet potato casserole. At my parent's house it is always topped with loads and loads of marshmallows. But, at my husband's parent's house it's a guarantee that it will be covered with pecan streusel. I feel in love with the crunch and caramelized bite that every spoonful gave me. Genius! No matter your family's traditions, it's always nice to look forward to old traditions as well as to start new ones. Cheers to traditions...and loads of sweet potatoes! [sc:adsense ] Sweet Potato Casserole adapted from my mother's recipe Ingredients 4-6 medium sweet … [Read more...]

Meal Planning With Seasonal Fall Produce

Fall is that wonderful time of year when the leaves change to beautiful colors, we take the kids out to the pumpkin patch to choose pumpkins for carving, and head out to the orchard to fill buckets with apples.   But, what do we do with all of the delicious fall produce we come home with so it doesn't go to waste? Here are five delicious fall foods and five ways you can incorporate them into your meal plan, because let's face it, there are a lot of apples in those buckets and we can only eat so many fresh ones before the rest will begin to go bad. Image Source Apples: Place a few in a lovely basket and put them on display in your kitchen or on your dining room table.  These are the ones that the kids can take whenever they are looking for a healthy snack.   How about a fun game … [Read more...]

100 Amazing Fall Recipes

From breakfast to dessert, we've gathered some amazing fall recipes for you! All from our favorite food bloggers, these fall recipes are sure to wow those taste buds with flavors of the season, even utilizing the in-season produce like apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and butternut squash! Don't forget the unforgettable flavors of cinnamon, spice and everything nice. They're all here in these 100 amazing fall recipes. Let's get started! Bars Taffy Apple Shortbread Bars by Diethood Snickerdoodle Bars by Taste & Tell Apple Pumpkin Crumble Bars by Ricki Heller Granola Bars by Blissfully Domestic Orgasmic Pumpkin Bars by Julie's Eats & Treats   Bread Pull Apart Nutella Pumpkin Bread by Roxana's Home Baking Pumpkin Banana Nut Bread by Liv … [Read more...]

3 Delicious Smoothie and Juicing Recipes for Fall

Did you know that the month of September is Healthy Aging Month? I didn't either, but what a great way to kick off some fall smoothie and juicing recipes that will have you aging gracefully and beautifully. One of the first things that come to mind when I think of fall is pumpkin. Throw in some squash, sweet potatoes, yams, and cranberries and you've got yourself a taste bud party in the making. Other fruits, veggies and flavors that come to mind include kale, spinach, oranges, apples (which are all the rage in Upstate NY), vanilla bean, cinnamon, honey and nutmeg. Now that we have a palette to work with, let's see about juicing our way to healthier bodies. Photo by Oh She Glows Sweet Potato Smoothie When I came across the Sweet Potato Soup recipe, I darn near drooled all over my … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Soup for Fall

Fall. My favorite season. Not only is it scarf, skinny jeans, and boots weather, it's also the perfect excuse to have spiced foods that are rich in pumpkin, sweet potato, cinnamon, and   apples. Mmm, delicious. To kick off the season, I've whipped up this super easy soup that you can eat now or freeze for later! It's rich and creamy without any added cream. The spice from the cinnamon is warm as it goes down and after you swallow, you get a kick from the cayenne pepper. A match made in heaven, if I do say so myself! So, go on, make this soup and tell me what you're looking forward to this fall season! And once you make it, does it not taste like sweet potato fries!?!? [sc:adsense ]   Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed 2 … [Read more...]