A little taste of the holidays…..

A couple of days ago I baked way too many mini sweet potatoes so I found myself with quite a few of them leftover.

You all know my rule by now, nothing gets tossed out and every food item has various purposes in life.

With that said, I took the leftover baby sweet potatoes and sliced them into semi thick slices.


Sweet potatoes always make me think of the holidays and seeing that there is such a thing as Christmas in July, I decided, holiday theme it is…..

Grabbed some brown sugar and cinnamon and gave each piece a nice dusting of both, warmed them up in the oven and finished them of under the broiler.


And there we have, a little taste of the holidays, perfect bite for Christmas in July! Now all we need to do is to cool the weather down a bit here in South Florida to make it perfect!


Thanksgiving Roasted Sweet Potato Delight

Prepping our early thanksgiving dinner Part I and decided to do something different with the sweet potatoes.


So instead of mashing them and adding the cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, etc…… I decided to slice them and roast them.

I used a handy mandolin to slice them evenly, then after coating my baking dish with olive oil, I positioned them overlapping all the way around.

Then I sliced some shallots and chopped some garlic and kind of added them in between every other slice.


Added some chopped cilantro, salt and pepper and a little bit of brown sugar.

To finish off before going in the oven I drizzled olive oil and melted butter.


They are going in a 375 Deg F oven for about 50 minutes covered in foil and then pumping up the heat to 450 Deg F uncovered to crisp them up on top and give them some extra color.

Not totally sure yet but might be adding some Marshmallows last minute for that extra touch of sweetness but will decide that in an hour or so 🙂

Can’t wait to dig in with the family in a couple of hours!