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Sweet potato biscuits

Published on November 22, 2010, by in Recipes.

Brian and I celebrated our one year anniversary yesterday. Instead of going out to some over-priced and cheesy restaurant, I used the opportunity to cook. The menu included bleu cheese crusted filets, roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potato biscuits and cannoli cheesecake. You’ll be getting the recipes in 4 installments and I’m starting with the biscuits today(a recipe adapted from Paula Deen). They were probably my favorite part of the meal. Since the recipe calls for 3/4 cup of sweet mashed potatoes and I didn’t have any on hand, I started by boiling one large sweet potato. And preheating the oven to 425F. While the potatoes were busy boiling, I sifted together 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 heaping tablespoons sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside.   After the potatoes boiled until tender, I drained and mashed them: I could tell that this big spud made more than

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Toasted sesame roasted vegetables and S’mores cracked wheat

Published on November 13, 2010, by in Recipes, Update.

A few weekends ago, I was fortunate enough to go away for a girls’ weekend to Door County, Wisconsin. I enjoyed going for long runs on their confusing and winding roads that made my runs even longer. And headed to Cave Point to check out the caves, do some trail walking and enjoyed taking in the cool fall weather. We did our share of eating, too! My personal rule is that I can drink all the fountain pop on road trips that I want. First stop, fountain pop: Our next stop was at the local Piggly Wiggly to pick up produce and other fixin’s to make dinner. Long, slow, vacation mornings also call for hot breakfasts. I’m a huge fan of steel cut oatmeal, but when I saw cracked wheat on the shelf, I decided to give it a chance. It’ really not that far off from oatmeal, but after

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Slow cooker BBQ pulled pork

Published on November 11, 2010, by in Recipes.

Brian and I are both huge fans of BBQ pulled pork. Our current favorite pulled pork is at Crossroads Bar and Grill on Madison St in Chicago. They smoke their pork to perfection and put on the just the right amount of amazing sauce. One of us will order the pulled pork at nearly any restaurant if it’s on the menu just to give it a try. Crossroads always comes back the winner. It even beat out the famous Smoque BBQ in Chicago. Being that I don’t have a smoker or even a grill for that matter, I knew that any bbq I made would not measure up to Crossroads. I still thought I’d give it a shot and looked over many a slow cooker recipes. Some looked too simple and sweet and others just weird. Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping: Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup(s) ketchup 1/3 cup(s) cider vinegar 1/4 cup(s) packed

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Move over Nutella

Published on November 7, 2010, by in Recipes.

There’s a new kid in town and his name is Cocoa Almond Butter, he goes by CAB for short. How do you get to know him? And trust me, you want to…you  make him! I always enjoy food processing up a new spread of sorts. Usually because they are fairly fast and easy and if I screw it up I’m not out a whole lot. I tried cocoa roasted almonds sometime back and greatly enjoyed them as a nut. I had wanted to try to make them into an almond butter much like delicious Nutella but had been hesitant because I was afraid it wouldn’t turn out well as the nuts had been previously roasted. Roasting the nuts takes away some of the oils key for making that nice smooth and creamy texture. Since I have always been on Team Chunky for peanut butters, chunky chocolate almond butter didn’t sound like

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