Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Candied Pecans

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon Candied Pecans

My P.S. (Princely Spouse) and I went to Red Lobster a couple months ago and I discovered they had a side dish option of bourbon mashed sweet potatoes with candied pecans.  Oh my gosh were they good!  I took a picture with my phone to remind myself to work on a recipe.  The dish, particularly the candied pecans, needed to be a more regular dish in our castle! Continue reading

Dirty Sweet Potatoes {Mario Batali}

Dirty Sweet Potatoes by Mario Batali

Dirty Sweet Potatoes by Mario Batali

I’m a sucker for all of the holiday cooking shows.  I like to watch what everyone else is making, even though I usually make the same family favorites.  I do try a new recipe or two each holiday.  Watching The Chew one day before Thanksgiving I was intrigued with Mario Batali’s recipe for Dirty Sweet Potatoes,  Since we always include a sweet potato dish I put these on my menu. Continue reading

Turkey Lasagna {Thanksgiving Leftovers}

Turkey Lasagna

Turkey Lasagna

How about using leftover Thanksgiving turkey between layers of lasagna noodles?  And we’ll still have the usual cheese laden layers of ricotta and plenty of mozzarella!  It’s lasagna, even though we’re using stuffing and sweet potatoes and cranberries with the turkey.  And of course cheese must happen! Continue reading