05 November 2011

Sweet Potato Hash

This here is the perfect meal to put you in the mood for fall.  Its heartiness and slight sweetness give it a surprising richness.  It is rustic, which here is an endearing quality. It makes you want to curl up in front of the fire, or go play in a pile of leaves.  And it is easy to make.  Need I say more?!

I got all of the ingredients for this in my last CSA basket of the season.  So it was easy for me to throw together.  I know the combination of spices sounds odd, but I promise they work brilliantly together.  When I found this recipe, I knew it would be perfect.  I stumbled across it looking for some more variety in my sweet potato recipes.  Don't get me wrong, I love my spicy roast sweet potatoes, but thats about all I ever make with them.

25 October 2011

Applesauce Muffins

Since Jonathan and I started dating, he's always talked about the applesauce muffins his mom bakes.  When I made applesauce last week, he saw that as the perfect opportunity for me to try out this muffin recipe.

He thinks they came out perfectly, but I would have made a few changes.  I think these got over baked.  We cooked the second batch for less time and they came out a lot better.  I think I would also adjust some of the seasonings.  These were heavier on allspice than I like, so I would have taken that down a little bit.  This is completely personal preference, I've never really been a fan of it.  Finally, I think these would be good with nuts mixed in or topped with granola to give them a little crunch.

19 October 2011

Apple Sauce

This past week in my CSA, I got a ton of great fall produce, including 2 bags of apples.  I found a great applesauce recipe on smitten kitchen baby (don't laugh, it is delicious) and was excited to have so many apples sitting around to make this applesauce.  This will only save in the fridge for a week or two, but you can freeze it in ice trays or in small tupperware containers so you only have to defrost a small amount at a time.

There is not much more I can say about this applesauce.  It is so much better than the sore bought stuff, it is sugar free so it is very healthy.  Basically we have apple puree with a couple other flavorings added.