Sweet Potato Wedges with Lemongrass Dip

Sweet Potato Wedges with Lemongrass Dip

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables. They’re so versatile and tasty, it’s nearly impossible to mess them up. And they’re full of nutrition as well. What’s not to love here? 

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Cranberry-Pear Relish

Cranberry-Pear Relish

This is a wonderful simple relish that comes together quickly and I wanted to share it with you, I think you’ll love this. I’ve been finding more gems in the Field of Greens cookbook and this one was just too easy. The combination of tart berries, sweet pear and tangy orange really come together well.

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Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

We're back from a semi-planned trip to LA and with bread pudding on my mind. I was hoping for some culinary inspiration there and this is where it led me. Thoughts of making bread pudding and why does LA not have better public transportation? We spent a good part of the trip in the car, driving, then sitting in traffic, a lot of traffic, where a 15 minute destination becomes an hour. Trying to avoid the freeways for obvious reasons then discovering apple maps does not have an "avoid highways" option and being so grateful for google maps. But back to the dessert. 

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Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

I absolutely love these chicken meatballs, I came across the recipe about a year ago at Smitten Kitchen and have been making them ever since. Everyone who has had them agrees they are delicious! You will get hooked on these things. I've pretty much followed the recipe with a few changes here and there. One difference is that I grind my own chicken, if you have access to a meat grinder I recommend it, it tastes better and you know exactly what is in it. I use chicken breast and trim off any fat so that the meat is lean.

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