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Sweet Potatoes with Garlic, Ginger, and Cilantro

  When Suzen tells a group that has come to do a group event at Cooking by the Book that they will be preparing a sweet potato side dish, you can see the frowns on many faces. “Trust me. You haven’t had anything like this,” she reassures her audience. We never have leftovers. Guests, who…

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Sweet Potato Souffle from The Cast Iron Skillet

This recipe is brought to you thanks to the kindness of Sasquatch Books. They sent me a review copy of The Cast Iron Skillet. It sits in my upstate house, buried in snow. Suzen and I haven’t tried to get upstate in three week. We have plenty of snow, and ice, right here in Manhattan.…

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Bacon Brittle

    “You realize the blog has become unbalanced,” Suzen said. “No.” I answered. I once had a girlfriend who told me to “admit nothing.” I still ended up divorced. “It’s booze and chocolate and brownies and milk chocolate, Brian,” she rebutted. “There are these things called vegetables. Science, and you are a scientist, has…

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Hard Sauce

  “No, you got it wrong.” Suzen said. “Again.” “Suzen, the recipe you gave me said sweet potatoes. I wrote the blog based on that.” “Change it, Sweetie.” So I am. This wonderful, wonderful dessert is made with pumpkin, not sweet potatoes. Point of full disclosure: one of us at Cooking by the Book did…

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