Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

A twist on traditional shepherd’s pie with ground turkey and North Carolina sweet potatoes. ~~~ Last weekend, my hometown in Massachusetts got about three feet of snow. Yesterday it was our turn, except we only got an inch, if that. Big fluffy flakes fell throughout the morning and afternoon, but it took a while for …

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These sweet potatoes with caramelized onions can be addictive. Smoked paprika provides a mellow hit of heat in the background.  ~~~ I love adding a punch of orange to my plate with sweet potatoes. The nutritional benefits are a bonus – beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium. This recipe is now part of my regular …

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My brother Ed, our friend Jasper and Jasper’s father all make a sweet potato and apple casserole for Thanksgiving. I’ve had all three. Each makes his just a bit different than the others. Ed gave me his recipe, but also referred me to a recipe at Food & Wine from Jasper White, not our Jasper. I still …

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