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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter

Gnocchi used to be a tad exotic for many of us, something to be enjoyed only in restaurants. But now the dish can easily be found in supermarkets. Those frozen morsels cannot compare with the gems freshly folded in that restaurant you enjoy. And, actually, you can easily make them yourself in your own kitchen.…

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Leeks with Mint, Orange and Olive Vinaigrette from Diane Kochilas

  Diane Kochilas has written many award-winning cookbooks including Mediterranean Grilling in 2007. It’s a great book because it gives you new perspective on old friends. For example, the sweet potato. I know, it is almost fall, and we are already thinking ahead to holiday meal. We gather with friends and family and there is…

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Holiday Idea: Maple-Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You come in on Sunday afternoon. The snow has been shoveled, the wood stacked. That board pulling away from the side of the house has been nailed back tight. Although the days are getting longer, they are still short. The afternoon shadows are long and cold. On your kitchen counter you encounter some sweet potaotoes.…

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Pomegranate-Ginger Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds

In My Perfect Pantry, Geoffrey Zakarian uses simple pantry elements to forge wonderful, full flavored dishes. He has a list of 50 pantry ingredients that he employs in appetizers, side dishes, main courses and desserts. Here the simple ingredient is the pecans. It’s an addition that cooperates with pomegranate, ginger and pumpkin seeds. This is,…

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