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Homemade Candied Yams (Sweet Potatoes)

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Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato (yam)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

1) Dice sweet potato into medium sized chunks
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2) Place diced sweet potato into a medium sauce pan. Cover the sweet potato with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes.
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3) Remove the sweet potato from the water once it is tender, but still mildly crunchy. Combine sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, olive oil and water in a medium sized skillet. Stir and sauté for about 10 minutes on medium-low heat.
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4) Enjoy, once the sugar has caramelized into a thick black sauce and the potato is tender.20121213-122256.jpg
By: Josh Martin

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in recipes, Recipies

 

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A Quick and Simple Chicken Carbonara Pasta

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Ingredients:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups grated parmesan cheese
1 large onion
1/2 sprig fresh cilantro
3 chicken breasts
6 slices bacon
2 tablespoons olive oil
16 oz penne pasta

Directions:

1) Simmer the chicken breast in water until it is white, all the way through.
(20-30 minutes). Cook the bacon on medium heat. Once the bacon is no longer rubbery, set it aside while the chicken finishes.

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2) Slice the chicken / chop the cilantro, onion, and bacon.

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3) Pour olive oil into a medium sauce pan. Place garlic, onions, and cilantro in the sauce pan and sauté on medium heat for 4-5 minutes
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4) Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil (you can use the same water and pot from the chicken). Add about 16 ounces of penne pasta and turn down to medium heat.

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5) While the pasta cooks, add heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, bacon, and chicken to the sauce pan. Cook on medium-low heat until the cheese melts into the cream. Stir frequently.
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6) Once the pasta is tender, drain the pasta and mix your sauce thoroughly in the pasta pot and serve.

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By: Josh Martin
AllStarWine.com

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2012 in recipes, Recipies

 

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