Adapted from a Yummly recipe
My sister is visiting and I always try to make something special when they come to California. Daughter Eilene brought some Nevis jerk spice back for me and I decided to try it out on some chicken. This left me with the dilemma of what to serve with the meat. Scouting around the internet for “Caribbean side dishes,” I found a recipe that met my needs.
Karl’s Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad
I have pretty much found my preferred way of making my Thanksgiving turkey. I use Thanksgiving dinner to create new and interesting sides to go with the bird. Today, I was inspired to make a new twist on sweet potato casserole using the mandarin marmalade I made a few weeks ago.
Karl’s Mandarin Sweet Potatoes
Usually, I simply throw a large sweet potato into the oven and roast it whole. My diners may then cut off as much or little potato as pleased them. Since I never did anything more than prick the potato with a fork, I have never posted this dish, because it is hardly a recipe.
Karl’s Roasted Sweet Potatoes
I am making a Southern-ish buttermilk roast chicken, this kind of main dish calls for a sweet potato side. I could have done just a simple roast potato, but I decided spice up a mash. The question is, of course, what spices? Today, I chose ginger, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
Karl’s Sweet Potato Mash
The kids are gone for the weekend, so Sunday dinner is just Jan, Eilene and myself. I decided to make a roasted chicken and I wanted to do something different than roasted sweet potatoes or a simple mash to go with it. I thought that a savory, crust-less, sweet potato pie would fit the bill as a starchy side dish.
Karl’s Twice-Cooked Sweet Potatoes
Jan’s friend is coming to join Jan in a visit to Santa Barbara—the yearly gathering of women who went through UCSB’s Anthropology Program in the late ‘70’s. I decided to make the sweet potato and peanut butter soup I made earlier this week for their lunch, but she is allergic to both tomatoes and milk.
Karl’s Maafe Minus
(West African Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup)
Our Sunday paper has a supplement, the USA Weekend, which usually includes one of those recipes for people who do not really cook—you know the add “can A” to “can B” kind. This week they actually had a recipe for Thanksgiving that Jan thought looked pretty good. Not being one to follow any recipe, I had to make some changes.
Karl’s Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole
Eilene’s friends are coming over again for Game of Thrones and this week’s theme is “marshmallows.” [Teenagers—what can I say.] Eilene has requested sweet potato casserole.
Karl’s Asian Sweet Potato Casserole
with Marshmallow Topping
I went to the dentist today, so I have joined Jan’s soft food diet for the day. Despite last night’s yam fail, she sent me a Martha Stewart recipe she wanted me to try. It is not really in my nature “to do” Martha Stewart. I did not change everything about the recipe, but just about. This is more of a “inspired by” rather than an “adapted from” recipe.
Karl’s Curried Sweet Potato Soup
with Apple Crème Fraîche