Monthly Archives: December 2010

Sweet Potato Rolls

This is a perennial favorite. We served these rolls for Christmas, too. The source of the recipe is the Pillsbury Holiday Cookbook IX, circa 1990. The recipe book states the sweet potato adds a “southern twist” to the dinner rolls. … Continue reading

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Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake

This recipe came from Eating Well magazine, the January/February 2008 issue. We are not sure why the recipe comes to mind after the New Year, but it did again this year! This is a spectacular cake both in presentation and … Continue reading

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Grandmother’s Buttermilk Cornbread

We served this recipe with the sweet potato and black bean chili recipe. The recipe is attributed to Bethany Weathersby on the website. Here is the link. We always make cornbread in a cast-iron skillet, something we first found … Continue reading

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Confetti Coleslaw

We made this coleslaw to accompany the sweet potato and black bean chili recipe. This recipe has great color and excellent flavor. You can find the recipe here on the Food Network website. However, we found the recipe as written … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

We found this recipe in the newest (January/February 2011) issue of Eating Well. We were attracted by the seasoning combination and the recommended accompaniments (cole slaw and cornbread). Those recipes are included in separate blog entries. You can use a … Continue reading

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Ancho Chicken Breasts with Corn

We made this recipe for a quick dinner dish. It literally took about 15 minutes to assemble. Remember to preheat the oven before you start preparing the dish or you will have to wait to put it in the oven! … Continue reading

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Ras el Hanout

According to Sallie Morris and Lesley Mackley in their book The Spice Ingredients Cookbook, page 100, ras el hanout is the Moroccan version of “curry powder,” in that every Moroccan spice merchant (souk) sells a unique blend. Even the proportions … Continue reading

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