Thursday, October 16, 2008

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie


1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup Mashed, cooked sweet potatoes

3 lightly beaten eggs

1/3 cup corn syrup

1/3 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pie shell, Unbaked


Cream butter and brown sugar in bowl until light and fluffy. Blend in sweet potato and eggs. Add next 4 ingredients; mix well. Pour into pie shell. Bake in a 425-degree oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake 35 to 45 minutes longer or until well set.

Recipe: Orange-Glazed Sweet-Potatoes

Orange-Glazed Sweet-Potatoes


1 pound sweet potatoes

3/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 tablespoon wheat germ

1 tablespoon margarine

2 tablespoons grated orange peel

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Slice potatoes about 1/8 inch thick; spread evenly in an 8-inch square dish. Combine orange juice, brown sugar, wheat germ, margarine, orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover dish with foil or lid. Bake 1 hour, until potatoes are tender.

Recipe: African Squash and Yams

African Squash and Yams


1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons oil
1 pound Hubbard squash, pared and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 yams, or sweet potatoes, pared & cut into 1" pieces
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Cook and stir onion in oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes longer.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

Drink Recipe: Nutcracker (for adults)



1/2 cup ice

1 oz vodka

1/2 oz Bailey's Irish cream

1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur

1/2 oz Frangelico hazelnut liqueur

1 scoop vanilla ice cream


Pour above listed ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth (if too thick add milk. If too thin add more ice cream).

Drink Recipe: Candy Apple (for adults)

Candy Apple

1 ½ ounce Vodka
½ ounce Grenadine
1 ounce lime juice


Pour all the ingredients into a tall glass with ice.
Garnish with a slice of lime or apple.

Recipe: Candy Apples (for kids)

Candy Apples


Popsicle sticks

6 Fuji or Granny Smith apples

1 1/2 cups water

4 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 1/8 cups corn syrup

3/4 teaspoon red food coloring


The first step is to clean apples. Place your Popsicle stick in the center of the apple.

Set your apples on the counter next to your stovetop.

Now, add the water, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium to large sized saucepot. Stir the ingredients together, it will look grainy.

Place the candy apple mixture on medium heat until the sugar boils. Once the sugar boils, turn the heat to high. You will need to occasionally clean the sides of pot with cold water and a brush. This will prevent the mixture from crystallizing. Cook the mixture eon on high heat to 283 degrees F.

Once the mixture has come to this temperature, add red food coloring and swirl around in the pot, do not stir. Continue to cook to 328 degrees F. Remove from the heat and let rest for 3 – 5 minutes. The next step requires a little caution. The candy apple mixture is extremely hot. Dip the apple on an angle.

Twirl the apple around to coat it. Place the coated candy apple on a sheet of wax paper that has been sprayed with Pam.

Recipe: Apple Betty

Apple Betty


10 cups Sliced peeled apples (about 3lb/1.5kg) (2.5 L)
1/4 cup Apple juice (50 ml)
2 cups fine oatmeal cookie crumbs (500 ml) (TIP: to make 2 cups of cookie crumbs, place about nine 3 inch cookies into a plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin - or use a food processor.
1/4 cup butter, melted (50 ml)
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon (2ml)


In a large bowl, toss apples with apple juice. In separate bowl, toss together cookie crumbs, butter and cinnamon.

Spread half of the apples in 8 inch (2 L) square baking dish; sprinkle with half of the crumb mixture. Repeat layers. Bake in 375 degrees F (190c) oven for 50 minutes or until apples are tender.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe: Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp


6 medium apples, pared and sliced

1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted (60 gm / 2oz)

3/4 tsp (4 ml) ground cinnamon1/3 cup softened butter or margarine (95 gm / 3½oz)
3/4 cup brown sugar (120 gm / 4 oz)

1/2 cup oatmeal flakes (25 gm / 1 oz)

3/4 tsp (4ml) ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C. Grease baking dish with additional butter and arrange apple slices in it.

Cut the flour into the softened butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Then add the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the dry mixture over top of the apples. Bake 30 minutes, or until apples are cooked and topping is golden-brown.

My Ode to Autumn & Winter

Since summer is officially over, I figured that I should add some autumn and winter inspired recipes to the site. I hope you try these out and enjoy!!

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