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...

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is just the thing on chilly days or when you’re under the weather. This quick version takes just 30 minutes to prepare. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt to taste 2...

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...

Penne with Kale, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

This comforting pasta dish features a blend of flavors from kale, walnuts and creamy gorgonzola cheese. Instead of making a time-consuming sauce, simply toss the pasta with garlicky olive oil and melting cheese to cover the penne and kale with a rich, tangy coating. Ingredients 1 pound penne pasta 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 3...

Gumbo

Gumbo is a Southern classic, a rich stew thickened with a roux, as well as the thickening properties of okra. Here you have the option to use rice flour, for a gluten-free roux, and frozen okra, which is easy to find year round. Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or white rice...

Apple and Celery Stuffing

This version of a classic side features tart apple to wake up your palate, along with the classic flavor of celery and plenty of herbs. Ingredients 3/4 loaf whole wheat bread, cubed to make 8 cups (10 slices) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 medium carrot, quartered lengthwise...

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...

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Brighten up your meal with this sweet potato side, accented with tart cranberries. Ingredients 3 large sweet potatoes (3 pounds) 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 15 ounce can coconut milk, full fat 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup whole...

Creamy Roasted Mushroom Soup

By roasting the mushrooms for this soup in the oven, you make them tender and juicy. When you uncover the pan, they brown and shrink slightly, concentrating the flavor. Save time by making the rest of the soup while the mushrooms are in the oven. Ingredients 8 ounces fresh button mushrooms, coarsely chopped 8 ounces...