Sweet Potato vs. Yam. Blame it on Louisiana!

My brother is hosting Thanksgiving this year.  My younger, bachelor, I don’t have a roasting pan, brother.  We’ve all flown in from other locales.  A shopping list was sent ahead of time.   Upon arrival, we double checked for missing ingredients.  He nailed it, but was worried about one thing. “Your list said sweet potatoes, but all they had were yams.” And there it is.  The question that comes up every year but never gets answered.   Is there a difference between sweet potatoes and yams?  But there was no veggie blog last year.  This year, I knew I had to get to the bottom of it. ...more

Weekend Menu Planning: Thanksgiving-Worthy Brussels Sprouts to Take on a Trial Run

I suppose there are a few people who love brussels sprouts right from the start, but there are many more of us who've needed a bit more convincing to embrace these mini-cabbage shaped vegetables. I was a bit of a slow adapter myself when it came to brussels sprouts, but these days I love them. Apparently a lot of other food bloggers do too, because right now brussels sprouts are hot, hot, hot on the food blogs, with drool-worthy brussels sprouts recipes popping up every day. ...more

i honestly dont like them but they look good and tasty ,i want to try some ...more


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October Giveaway: Japanese Obento Set

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What's For Dinner?


Shades of Summer Sweet Corn, Tomato and Basil Salad Recipe

Shades of Summer ...more

BLT Pasta Salad

A tasty pasta salad perfect for BBQs or potlucks... http://www.girlgonegourmet.com/2009/09/blt-pasta-salad.html ...more

Easy Man Pleasin' Appetizers

First, you'll need a jar of these Sweet Yellow PeppersPepperoniMozzerella C ...more

Canning Sweet Yellow Peppers

This is my grandma's recipe for Sweet Yellow Peppers - They turn out perfectly, and my husband could eat an entire jar. In fact, when we did our first batch last week, we opened a jar at 10pm and ended up finishing it. You can also make these Man Pleasin' Appetizers with them. ...more


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