one pot · pork · soup

Chipotle Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

A miniature staycation can be just what the doctor ordered. Burnt out? Overwhelmed by housework? Stressed to the max? People aggravating you at work? I recommend taking an extended weekend. It will help you catch back up on housework and give you a nice reprieve from your job. I worked the Christmas and New Year's… Continue reading Chipotle Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Chicken · dinner · entree · one pan

Honey-Lime Chicken & Sweet Potato Stir Fry

We've officially blown past the "enjoyable" part of summer and plowed right into the "miserable, please make it stop" part. A heat wave has set up shop over the state and shows NO signs of letting up. It's gross, humid, and relentlessly hot outside. I'm trying my best not to cook anything in this house… Continue reading Honey-Lime Chicken & Sweet Potato Stir Fry

one pot · soup · vegetarian

Sweet Potato Minestrone

I've gotten used to having a meatless meal ready to go every week. It's a nice change of pace from the normal meat-and-potatoes entree. Instead, potatoes are sometimes the MAIN dish at dinner. Such is the case with this recipe: sweet potato minestrone. This is a typical minestrone (with pasts and veggies) with sweet potatoes… Continue reading Sweet Potato Minestrone

Chicken · dinner · one pan

Chicken, Black Bean & Sweet Potato Skillet

My grocery pickup order is set and ready to go for tomorrow. I've got a pile of firewood right outside the door waiting to be burned down. Our little homestead is prepared to last this entire, extremely long cold snap. I haven't been outside since Saturday. I'm pretty sure my car is frozen over and… Continue reading Chicken, Black Bean & Sweet Potato Skillet

baking · entree · poultry · turkey

Papa Verde Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I'm all about comfort foods right now. Potatoes, pasta, cookies, you name it. This whole "end of the world" thing has got me feeling a certain type of way. I know we should all be about eating healthy right now since most of us are homebound, but it's really hard given the circumstances. I'm having… Continue reading Papa Verde Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

holiday · Salad · vegetarian

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

There's just something about sweet potatoes. I'm guessing it's the carby one-two punch. First, you get a potato. Second, you inject it with sugar. How could anything go wrong?! I've been going to town on some sweet potatoes lately. Tomorrow is our work Thanksgiving potluck, and guess what I'm bringing? Yep: sweet potatoes. My favorite… Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato Salad