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Try This Classic Sweet Potato Pie !

Monday, November 11, 2019 Food

 Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the Classic Sweet Potato Pie! Roasting your own sweet potatoes adds depth of flavor and that extra something special to your holiday dinner. It’s easy to do, and  worth the extra step.

Sweet potato pie is pumpkin pie’s first cousin and like cousins, they’re best friends, practically identical twins, with just enough differences in flavor and texture to tell them apart.

Sweet potatoes are sweeter than pumpkins, and though the pies are usually made in the same way with eggs, cream or evaporated milk, and pie spices, sweet potato pie tends to be lighter, airier, and well, sweeter.


Sure, you could swap sweet potatoes for pumpkin cup-for-cup in your favorite pumpkin pie recipe, but pumpkin is lower in sugar...

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Make Thanksgiving for One or Two

Saturday, November 3, 2018 Food

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for family members to come together to enjoy a bountiful meal and each other’s company. It’s a time for celebration, relaxation, and good eats. But for some people, the thought of going home for the holidays is an absolute nightmare. Maybe you’re living abroad and can’t afford the plane ticket, or you need a break from the inevitable family feud over politics. Perhaps you simply need a little “me time.”

Whatever the reason, you can certainly have a great Thanksgiving whether you’re flying solo or making it a couples thing. Here’s how.

Create a Game Plan

Just because you’re keeping it small doesn’t mean you can’t make your Thanksgiving meal special. Get some candles and flowers for the table and set it up to look inviting and cozy...

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Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie: Which One forThanksgiving?

Friday, November 2, 2018 Food

pecan pie and pumpkin pie

My sister-in-law, and I were discussing which desserts to serve after Thanksgiving dinner. My mom and I had been confident in our assumption that pumpkin pie was a given, and so we were taken aback by sister-in-law’s statement.

Pecan pie? My mom and I looked at each other. “Sure, I mean, we’re a pretty small group this year; I don’t know if we’ll eat two whole pies, but, okay, we can do that…” I reasoned, more to convince myself. Why would we need pecan pie when we would have pumpkin? Why would we serve some other pie alongside the shining star of Thanksgiving pies?

We bought the ingredients for both pies, though I was suspicious of the dark corn syrup; pumpkin pie used familiar ingredients, and now pecan pie was bringing corn syrup into the equation! Both pies were baked,...

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Here’s What’s in Season in November

Thursday, November 1, 2018 Food

November Produce Guide

November brings blustery days with chilly nights and lots of leaves to rake. November is another great month for eating the rainbow, there’s so much color!

We can still find plenty of apples and pears in the market, now alongside ruby pomegranates with their garnet arils, and cheerful orange persimmons.

Winter squash like pumpkin, butternut, kabocha, acorn squash, and delicata are out in full force, and will remain so for the next few months.

Sweet potatoes are peaking now, as well as root vegetables like turnips, beets, and parsnips. For greens we have brassicas like kale, chard, and Brussels sprouts.

Squirrels bury nuts in the fall, which is a good sign that they are in season! Look for freshly harvested walnuts, almonds, and pecans.

November Produce Guide

What’s in Season in Novemb...

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Delicious Sweet Potato White Bean Dip

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Food

Sweet potatoes are so versatile—they work beautifully in a dip! This sweet-smoky dip with white beans and chipotle peppers is great with chips, pita, veggies, and crackers.

Fall always feels like a bit of a slippery slope in terms of food. Once the kids are back in school, it’s football season, which leads right into the holidays. I always feel like time goes quicker during these months and by the time I’m ready to enjoy fall, it’s Thanksgiving. And so, I always like to plan ahead with ideas for parties and holidays, usually starting in September!

It feels like once a week I’m whipping together some kind of party food, and among my friends, I’ve become the person notorious for showing up with something that is heavy on the vegetable side, but still delicious.


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Heart Disease one of the Leading causes of Death

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Food

They say eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

And if you tweak your diet by eating the right nutritious foods, you really can eat your way to a healthier heart.

With heart disease one of the leading causes of death in Australia, dietitian Susie Burrell has listed the everyday foods to help keep your heart healthier every day.

‘It’s all about making a promise to yourself, to do what you can, to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease,’ Susie said.

‘It could be diet related, or a commitment to exercise more, or to even stop smoking – every small change helps to keep you healthier and reduce your own risk of developing heart disease.’

If you include certain foods to your diet, you can eat your way to a healthy heart.

Dietitian Susie Burrell has listed the fo...

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