Ham and Bean Dump Soup

The temperature is down to the 60s and 70s suddenly. From record breaking heat to comfortably cool, it’s fall. Fall doesn’t last long here; winter moves in fast. Snow in October isn’t unusual. Up North we dig out our coats, boots and gloves and shrug. Life goes on, it just takes us longer to get dressed.  We wear layers because it might be 70° during the day but it can drop to 30° as the sun goes down.. Continue reading

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