Archive for November, 2012

Cranberry Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Appetizers & Sides

It is that time of year again!   Just last week I was putting the finishing touches on my first homemade pinata of Spider-man for Max's 5th birthday party and now it's time to get ready for Thanksgiving.   I was looking through recipes trying to find something a little different and a lot yummy and this one from Food & Wine won me over!   I hope you enjoy it too. Sweet potatoes with a little bourbon, a little cayenne, some cinnamon, cranberries and brown sugar...de-lish.    I decided to keep the sweet potato skin on because you can actually eat the skin and you'll get more health benefits.  This dish is sweet with a nice balance of tart and just a hint…

Artichoke Soup with Polenta Croutons

Artichoke Soup with Polenta Croutons

Salad & Soup

I have decided to let go of my goal to exercise in the early morning before the kids wake up.    I am tired of being disappointed in myself before I have even stepped out of bed.   Who am I kidding?     It's hard enough for me to get up at 5:30 or 6am with a good night sleep so it's highly unlikely when I have been up with my daughter half the night. About a month ago, we stopped letting Cecilia crawl into bed with us in the middle of the night and instead I bring her back into her room, half asleep, bumping into furniture and mumbling things I shouldn't be.    She used to climb into our bed…