Shepherds Pie {paleo}


I’m not sure why I settled on paleo a recipe for Shepherd’s pie because I generally do not care for Irish food and I’ve never made a traditional Shepherd’s pie. I’ve made what I would consider to be fun twists, like a Thanksgiving Day Shepherd’s Pie and Southwest Shepherd’s Pie but the regular variety never…

BBQ Chicken Casserole w/Sweet Potatoes {paleo}


I have this amazing recipe for paleo BBQ that I discovered a few weeks ago. You know it has to be good because I’m honestly not even a fan of BBQ sauce. Weird, right? Isn’t everyone a BBQ sauce lover? I am now that I found this tangy recipe for BBQ sauce. I would eat…

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Fontina Cheese {with Thyme}


When I stumbled upon this recipe on Better Homes and Gardens I knew I wanted it to grace my table on Thanksgiving. I love sweet potatoes. And I love fontina cheese. And I love the idea of a more savory flavored sweet potato because I tend to gravitate toward recipes that mitigate the natural sweetness…

Sweet Potato Pancakes {paleo, GF}


There are all these weird grain free pancake recipes floating around the Internet. I cannot even conceive how the ingredients make a pancake. So that’s why I am ecstatic to bring you the below recipe. It not only looks like a fairly normal-isn pancake recipe, it also produces a normal pancake. Sometimes when you are…

Microwave Breakfast Soufflé


I am obsessed with what I call Breakfast Souffle. Call it what you’d like. Breakfast cake. Cake in a jar. Mug cake. Microwave banana bread. I guess any of them would fit. I like to call it breakfast souffle because it’s so versatile I don’t want to pin down a specific flavor. I’ve had pumpkin,…

Twice Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Honey Butter


I ripped this recipe out of a Bon Appetit magazine a year or two ago and had been wanting to make it ever since. Somehow I never got around to making it until today. The magazine describes the recipe as “easy” but I find it a bit putzy. Still, usually putzy recipes translate to worth…

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon


I have this thing with sweet potatoes. I am OBSESSED with them. But not on Thanksgiving. I’m not sure why. Sweet Potato dishes are usually the first thing I’ll pass. Maybe it’s the marshmallows. Or the other overly sweet accoutrements that normally accompany the spud. Whatever the reason, sweet potatoes don’t top my list of…

Sweet Potato Cookie Dough Bites


I said to my coworkers the other day that I’m so obsessed with making “cookie dough” bites that I would like to turn them into a food movement. Like cupcakes became a movement. Or food trucks. I will talk about cookie dough bites with anyone who will listen. Luckily my coworkers humor my talk and…

Sausage, Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Frittata


This weekend I laid down a lot of credit to purchase some new furniture for my bedrooms. Feeling the pinch immediately upon arriving home and having a slight case of buyer’s remorse (but not enough to cancel my purchase), I began thinking of ways I can scrimp and save until I pay off the furniture…

Sea Salt and Vinegar Sweet Potatoes


For various reasons it’s been hard for me to keep up with the blogging recently. For one thing, it’s been 90 plus degrees for what feels like the entire summer (in reality, most of July and now we’re getting it in August, too). I try not to turn on any heat source (stove, oven, pizza-pizzaz,…

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Homemade Whipped Topping


There are several things I love about the weekend: sleeping in, not having to work, being with my dog 24/7, not having to shower (if I don’t want to!) and pancakes (or, on a larger scale, brunch). My grandma sent me this recipe this past week, and I planned on making it next weekend. But…

Sweet Potato Fries


My friend Darcy who lives in Houston, Tex., invited me to spend the weekend with her while her husband was out of town golfing. After two nights of complete shenanigans out on the town (San Antonio, night one; Houston, night two) we decided we needed a night in for a change. Darce is obsessed with…

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Caramel Pecan Topping


This cheesecake was borne out of an overabundance of Sweet Potato Pie filling. The topping almost reminds me of German Chocolate Cake frosting minus the coconut. Delicious! ingredients. 1 recipe for Oat Pie Crust, unbaked 1/2 recipe for Sweet Potato and Whiskey Pecan Pie sweet potato filling 3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, room temperature 1/2…

Sweet Potato and Whiskey Pecan Pie


So excited was I when I decided I had the best idea ever in the history of pies: combine sweet potato (which I have a ton of right now) with the traditional pecan pie for a perfect (and seasonal!) layered pie. Then I hit the internet and realized the concept of this sort of pie…

Sweet Potato Pie


I don’t like Sweet Potatoes. Period. I don’t like them in anything. I detest them so much that I hate when restaurants even offer Sweet Potato French fries in lieu of normal French fries (what’s a better side dish with your perfect burger than perfect French fries?). Worse is when a restaurant only serves Sweet…