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Sweet Potato Fries


Say hello to the sweet potatoes from Barbee Farms.  Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables, and I made these babies into some delicious fries.

Sweet Potato Fries


  • sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • plain panko bread crumbs
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • salt
1.  Peel and cut your taters.
2.  Pour about 3 Tablespoons (or more if needed) of olive oil in a plastic bag.  Put the taters in the bag and shake to coat.
3.  Put about a cup of bread crumbs on a plate and mix with 1/2 Tablespoon each of oregano and basil.  Then roll a couple of taters around the plate at a time to pick up the mixture, pressing the crumbs in if needed.  These will not have a heavy coating.
4.  Place on a baking sheet that has been coated with a non-stick spray.  Then generously sprinkle with sea salt.  I like to use Trader Joe’s Smoked sea salt.
5.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
P.S.  I would also like to take the time to gush about my $10 apron that I found at Target.
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween


Fall is my favorite season.  It always has an eerie feel: the fiery leaves, the chilly wind, the days getting dark earlier, and the scary movie marathons on TV.  Ghostbusters, Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice,  28 Weeks Later…….28 Weeks Later scared the crap out of me, but I can’t help but watch it when it comes on TV.  Those zombies run fast, man!

Growing up, the best part of Fall was Halloween.  I loved dressing up and getting tons of candy to rot my teeth.  I was a witch many times, and a mouse, a pirate, dead cheerleader, cat, and that’s all I can remember.

This year, I was a dead girl from the 60’s.  The dress was my Granny’s, which probably was from the 60’s or 70’s.


Other cool things about Fall are the pumpkins.

This little guy came in my Barbee Farms CSA box.  I learned from their weekly email that decorative pumpkins are not usually meant to be eaten because they are tasteless.  This pumpkin, however, is a “pie” pumpkin and it is grown to be eaten.  Did you know that?  I didn’t.

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!