Candied Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes, the old way is the best way. Folks have been turning the humble sweet potato into a caramelly, candied celebration for much longer than we have been spiralizing and making chips out of them. And for good reason — these butter-soft, sweet treats will melt in your mouth. Ingredients 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled...

Greek Meatloaf

Give your meatloaf some Mediterranean flair with tangy feta and bright lemon zest. A warm spiced-tomato glaze goes over the top halfway through baking, giving each slice a bit of sweet, tomato contrast. Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 ounces feta cheese 2 teaspoons fresh lemon...

Banana Beet Muffins

Beets may not be top of mind as a muffin ingredient, but they lend natural sweetness and beautiful color to these tasty gems. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup mashed...

Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

Pick up some prepared cornbread or make your own for this crowd-pleasing stuffing. Spicy chorizo gives the whole pan a bit of heat, and there are enough vegetables to make it interesting. This recipe works well as a Mexican-inspired main dish or as a hearty side with simple roast chicken. Ingredients 1/2 cup ground Mexican-style...

Apple-stuffed Pumpkins

Two great harvest-time foods bake together for a comforting fall dessert. Buy the smallest mini-pumpkins you can find (about the size of a grapefruit), or substitute small sweet dumpling squash. Pumpkins become lush, edible bowls for apple pie filling, sweetened lightly with maple syrup. For a sweet finish, top with a dollop of whipped cream...

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are lightly sweet, laced with the flavors of molasses and spice. Here, a bit of whole wheat flour is easily disguised by the spices. Use your favorite cutters to make little figures, or stars or whatever strikes your fancy. Royal icing is traditionally made with raw egg whites (see Notes for raw egg...

Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

If you’re a fan of pumpkin pie, you’ll love this Southern favorite made with sweet potatoes. Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes 3/4 cup half and half 2 eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pie...

Pumpkin Sheet Pie with Oat Crust

Instead of making two pies, make one sheet pie for a little variation on the traditional. If rolling out a sheet of pie crust seems daunting, try this easy press-in crust, more like a pecan-studded granola bar than a pastry. Garnish the squares with whipped cream and serve up to guests. Ingredients 2 cups rolled...

Pumpkin Puddings

Craving pumpkin pie? Try this streamlined pumpkin pudding in easy, single-serving ramekins. Skip the crust and get right to the pumpkin-spice flavors you crave, sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. A dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream makes it even more special. Ingredients Butter, for ramekins 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin 1/2...