Sweet Potato Fries

This was the only picture I could get before my battery died. But it does this trick.

These fries were really good. I cut them a little too thin so they were a little flimsy, but the flavor was amazing. Rookie Cookie does it again.

1 large sweet potato
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

Set your oven to 450 degrees.

First, cut a very thin slice off the bottom of the potato so it doesn't roll. Then cut off 1/4" slices and slice into julienned 1/4" slices. Place on a cookie sheet and drizzle with oil and spices. Toss well, making sure to coat evenly. Then spread out evenly and with space between the fries. Bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once at about 20 minutes.

{I got this from Rookie Cookie's blog}


Loaded Potato Skins

These made a great side dish. Easy and delicious...and pretty, too!

4 russet potatoes
Olive Oil
Salt & pepper, to taste
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter
1/w cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 green onions, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 F. Rub potatoes with a bit of olive oil and lightly salt the skins. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until tender.

Cut potatoes in half and, when cool enough to handle, scoop out the flesh in a bowl (leave a thin layer of potato intact around the skin to help prevent it from tearing). Add the milk, butter, cheese, and green onions and stir until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Preheat the broiler. Carefully scoop the mashed potatoes into the skins. Top with a bit of extra cheese and place until the broiler until the tops are brown and crispy (3-5 minutes).

Top each with bacon, jalapenos, sour cream and green onions.

{Adapted from Cook This, Not That Recipe book}


Apple Crepe Filling

I love crepes, and now that it isn't fresh fruit season any longer it can be hard to think of yummy dessert fillings. Last time I made them I made this and it was delish.

Apple Crepe Filling

1 apple (I used a granny smith, but any apple that is good for cooking will be great.)

Slice up the apple and put in a frying pan on medium heat. Sprinkle the apple with cinnamon and sugar, to your preference. Put inside a crepe and top with whipped cream.

Also delicious on ice cream