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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

11 Apr

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

You know what I love about spring? Yard sales.

Now you may be thinking this is completely old-ladyish of me. And that may be true. But it may also just be really smart/cool of me, too.

I remember going to yard sales with my grandma when I was a kid. I loved it. I would scour the tables full of musty clothes, one by one, until I found the perfect treasure. I still remember my first purchase from when I was five or six years old. It was a jean mini skirt that I got for fifty cents. That’s right, just two quarters, people.

I’ve always loved good deals.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Want a good snack deal? How about baked sweet potato fries?

All of these fries came from one big sweet potato. Yum.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This recipe comes from Joy the Baker, who I pretty much trust with my food life. As soon as I saw these, I knew I had to make them.

This was the first time I made any type of fries, and they turned out great. Tasted delicious. Easy prep work. Win win.

The hardest part is thinly slicing the sweet potatoes, which are awfully difficult to slice. I recommend an extremely thick knife and a strong arm. Be careful!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Slice lengthwise in 1/3-inch thick slices.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Cut slices vertically to make…you guessed it…fries!

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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Jalapeño Poppers

26 Sep

When my little brother was a toddler, he liked to eat lemons. Scratch that. We liked to give him lemons and watch him make a sour, puckered-up face after tasting them. It was so cute. And it wasn’t as mean as you might think, because even though he made the funniest face after sucking on one, he always reached for it again and again. So we weren’t just torturing him. Moral of the story: Lemons are fun to feed to kids.

Jalapeño poppers, on the other hand, are fun to feed to adults. And they’re not as spicy as I once thought. They usually don’t induce any spicy-hot, teared-up faces. These have just the right amount of heat with the seeds removed.

This is actually the first time I’ve ever made jalapeño poppers, and I’m pretty pleased with them.

Cut off the stems, cut in half, then remove the seeds.

Mix together all of your cheeses and chopped bacon.

Fill each half with cheesy goodness.

Dip each pepper in egg mixture, then in bread crumbs. Then let ’em sit out and dry for 10 minutes. Then repeat with each coating before frying.

Fry for 4 to 6 minutes until golden brown.

Mmmmm … looks tasty from the outside!

Mmmm … is tasty on the inside!! (more…)