Why this blog??

Why this blog?? I often find myself stressing over what to make for my family for dinner. We live a busy life and some meals need time to prep, cook and let's not forget shopping for everything you need. I love cookbooks and websites, but there are so many recipe's at times it is overwhelming. The recipe's I will be posting are things I actually made. I will tell you if they are easy or more time consuming. I will also tell you if they are good. Most of these are recipe's I have made for years and continue to make because they are easy or quick and my family loves them and i know yours will too! I will also try to at least once in a whlie try a new recipe I've found on line or in a book and honestly rate it. I always encourage others to send me their favorite recipe's as well! I am a mom... not a chef. But I am a mom who enjoys cooking for her family and making a somewhat healthy meal (some days more healthy than others:) ) In each recipe I will share how I recommend serving it, any substitutions I can think of that are also good, or ways to prepare ahead of time to make the cooking part seem quicker! I am not a photographer, as you can see... most of these pictures are taken from my phone camera, so may not be the best! I love to hear from others who have made these recipes and what they have done to change the recipe... please post comments! Thank you! To "like" me on facebook, go to this link... It's What's Cookin

Monday, July 25, 2011

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Yams

I actually got this recipe from Whole Foods. They make it there and I love it so I wanted to make it at home. It's a great, simple side dish to make. Healthy and my kids love it. You can use Yams or Sweet Potatoes, or like I do, both!

*2 Potatoes (Sweet or Yam)
*2T canola oil
*1 tsp dry rosemary seasonings
*1 tsp dry italian seasonings
salt and pepper to taste

Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Boil till soft (fork tender). Don't over cook or they'll be mushy. Drain them and put on a cookie sheet to cool. Pour the canola oil over them (or vegetable oil) and sprinkle with the seasonings. Toss well and toast in oven 425 degrees for 15-20 mins. 

The orange one is actually the yam (although some think sweet potatoes are orange.) The Sweet potato is the white one.

Dice into cubes

Boil till fork tender

Drain well

Spread out on cookie sheet and after they cool a bit, toss with oil and seasonings.  Roast till Crispy.

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