Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spiced Sweet Potato Fries & Homemade Apple Butter

Thank you for the precious comments you left on my Anniversary post!  My husband means the world to me, so it was a pleasure of mine to open up that window in my life and share with you about our wedding.  I think by now, you can tell that family means so much to me!  My husband, my family and the family I married into (which is now mine!) are all blessings in my life.
First of all, I wanted to let you know that today Inspired By Family is publishing my recipe for canning easy and scrumptious Slow Cooker Apple Butter!!!  I love this stuff! 
 I thought, what better a time to make some homemade apple butter, but when the leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and biscuits are a little more frequent in the kitchen!  Please, check out this recipe at Inspired By Family.  I love being able to contribute to a wonderful magazine with such inspiring, honest women behind it!  I'm sure if you love apple butter, you will really love this recipe and if you don't... you will love this recipe!! :)
Right now I'm sharing with you the recipe I contributed last month to Inspired By Family magazine.  Sweet potato fries are a delicious side--especially in the fall--with flavors like cinnamon and a bit of chili seasoning when roasted in the oven!  These are healthy but taste so decadent!  Roasted at a high temperature they become a bit crispy and almost candied yam tasting with the caramelized natural sugar.  So, why not give a try at something a little different with your burgers or pork chop dinner tonight?!
Here's my own little recipe we love to eat! 
Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
2 Sweet Potatoes
2 heaping Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. Salt
Smoked Honey Recipe
Honey (I prefer raw honey)
Smoked Paprika
(Mix a couple Tablespoons of honey with a pinch of paprika for a delicious drizzle over the top or dipping sauce!)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Slice the potatoes in half width-wise, then half length-wise.  Proceed to slice potatoes into small wedges.  Please be careful-sweet potatoes are more difficult to cut than white potatoes.
 In a small bowl, combine the spices.  I use a heaping scoop of the chili powder because I like the contrast.  Feel free to adjust to suit your family's taste.
In a medium sized bowl, drizzle olive oil on fries and sprinkle with seasoning mixture.  Stir until combined. 
 On a pan that has been lightly sprayed with oil, spread the potatoes out where they're not crowded. 
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Stir. Turn up the oven to 425 degrees and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until crispy around the edges.  (They will smell lovely!)
 Once they're baked, drizzle a mixture of smoked honey and finish with a sprinkle of salt.  Enjoy while hot!
Serves 4


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh I love anything sweet potato. I will have to try these on turkey burger nights. And happy anniversary.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Leslie, What a wonderful reicpe!!!! Your spiced up sweet potato fries look scrumptious!!!
Just went over to IBF and saw you apple butter! What great photos. I've never made apple butter in the slow cooker before... but I will give it a try. My family are big fans of apple butter.
Your recipe looks so yummy!
I am a new follower...
BTW... you were a BEAUTIFUL bride!!!
Happy 8th anniversary!~

elizabeth said...

I love sweet potatoes. :) Thanks for your sweet comment on my post about women and their relationships. I'm thinking about how many wonderful women, and fellow Christ followers, that I've met through blogging, and how much easier it is to open up through the safety of a computer screen than in real life. :)

Patricia said...

I'm adding sweet potatoes to my shopping list. Your recipe sounds delicious and I want to try it.

Happy Anniversary as well. Your wedding photos are beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.
Take care,

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Oh my goodness Leslie, now this sound and looks amazing..I will for sure be trying this out on the family.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth