Sweet Potatoes & Apples
I was doubly blessed this month by the Secret Recipe Club in that I got two (2!!!) amazing blogs to talk about. Needless to say having two blogs caused twice as much agony when it came time to pick THE recipe to feature. When I was sent Kate’s blog I was blown away by everything that she has got going on. She cooks, she bakes, she takes care of her three adorable kids AND she’s a part-time paramedic. As someone looking to go back to school to become a PA, I’m in awe of this blogger and hope I’m able to rock it all as well as she does. Once I stopped staring at, and drooling over, her foodporn entries I got down to business picking the perfect recipe to showcase. I originally set out to recreate her Salted Browned Butter Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies but then I got distracted by her recipe for Udon Noodles which then resulted in me finding THE recipe. Essentially I followed the tags at the bottom of the udon noodles recipe which eventually led me to the ultimate fall side dish: Sweet Potatoes & Apples. I LOVE sweet potatoes and apples and idea of them together…yum! The fact that both of these items are in peak season right now just made this recipe all the better. For my apples I went with Pink Ladies, which are a sweet-tart medium sized apple. They aren’t always the easiest to locate at the Farmer’s Market but fortunately I was able to find the two needed for this recipe. I didn’t make any changes to the recipe, outside of soy butter, so be sure to check out Kate’s blog for all the delicious details on this can’t miss recipe.
As an added bonus, the aroma that comes from this baked creation is insane! I could still smell the cinnamon and nutmeg the next morning when I was getting ready for work, which had me looking forward to lunch since I had been able to stash some leftovers.