There are some foods that just go hand-in-hand with particular events or places, like baseball and hot dogs, movie theaters and popcorn — and the holidays and sweet potatoes. Yes, you can find and cook sweet potatoes year-round thanks to modern farming and food transport innovations, but fall and winter is when the good old sweet potato really shines, and it doesn’t shine any brighter than it does at Christmas dinner.
Let me share with you one of my favorite sweet potato recipes that you can try at a holiday meal. If you wanted to work one into a weekday meal, even better.
Natchez chef Regina Charboneau shared a recipe for flaky, buttered biscuits that are delicious any time of the day.
These orange flavored yeast rolls filled with cinnamon and pecans and topped with an citrus glaze are the perfect way to start the day.
Citrus season is right around the corner and I always make sure that I have plenty of fresh oranges for the holidays. Preparing these orange rolls is a nice rainy day activity. I also like to bake them on Thanksgiving morning to tide hungry guests over until lunch.
Here’s a quick recipe that puts all those leftover Halloween pumpkins to good use!
Makes 2 loaves.
Although I love the topping combinations it’s the fabulous pizza crust that keeps me going back to a local pizzeria called Zaza’s. Chef John Beechboard co-owner of ZaZa’s shared their recipe. He says the secrets to making a great crust are using Tipo 00 flour and adding the water slowly.
In the past it was common for households to bake their own bread every week. It’s a tradition that is making comeback as more people discover the joy of bread making. This focaccia is a good one to try because it’s so simple.
Blueberry muffins are a classic. While it may be tempting to whip up a batch from a boxed kit, try this recipe for blueberry muffins from scratch that is almost as easy and certainly better tasting!
I recently made a trip to Greenwood, Mississippi to visit a Viking Cooking School. What a treat! While there I received several recipes including this one for chipotle cornbread. A slice of this cornbread is a delicious accompaniment to fresh summer vegetables or a bowl of hot soup on a chilly winter day.
You’d be hard pressed to come up with a food that really grabs kids attention like pizza. But then, who doesn’t love a slice of pizza? This pizza dough recipe is low on calories and so easy to make.