Easy Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Sweet PotatoesIf you wind up buying too many sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving dinner, use the extras to make this tasty sweet potato hash.

1 1/2 lb peeled sweet potatoes, diced
4 Tbsp butter
1 cup onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
1 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper

In a medium pot, cover potatoes with 2 inches of salted cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain.

Melt the butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and celery – cook for 8-10 minutes or until onions are soft. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add red and green peppers, and crushed red pepper flakes – cook for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until just heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Easy No-Mayo No-Cook Cole Slaw Recipe

No Mayo No Cook Cole Slaw TR

I hate creamy coleslaw (actually most any type of creamy salad) and I also don’t want to go to the trouble of turning on the stove to make coleslaw. This is a simple mix and refrigerate recipe that makes a great result!

1 bag coleslaw mix
1/3 c sugar
1/2 c white vinegar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dry mustard
salt and pepper

Put all ingredients except coleslaw mix in a container with a tight fitting lid and shake to mix. Add coleslaw mix and shake again until well coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more before serving.


Easy Tasty Oven Baked Skin-On French Fries Recipe

Potatoes are on of the best foods to stretch your budget.  Not only are they inexpensive, but potatoes are packed with nutrients, especially if you leave the skins on! 

4 medium potatoes
1 Tbsp canola oil
Salt to taste

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Scrub the potatoes well.  Cut into slices appx 1/4″ thick.  Turn the potato and cut each slice in 1/4″ as well, leaving you with 1/4″ x 1/4″ fries.  For optimal results, soak the fries in cold water for 30 minutes. (If you don’t have 30 minutes, even a 5 minute soak helps to remove excess starch which results in a crispier fry.)  Drain water and wrap potatoes in a clean dish towel to remove excess water or spin them in a salad spinner.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet (heavy, dark colored sheets are the best).  Pour oil on potatoes and season with salt.  Toss to evenly distribute the oil.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until fries are golden brown, turning at least once.