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Wintertime Sweet Potato Hash



I don’t know about anybody else, but I hate the cold.

With a passion.


This is me. In the snow. Unhappy.

So when the weekend rolls around its hard to get me out of my warm bed to head anywhere. A girl’s gotta eat, though, right? I’m not one to forgo yummy breakfasts and brunches just because I don’t want to deal with the hassle of putting on pants.  So I started making hash at home for myself and guests when they visit as a yummy and filling option to dining out in the wintertime (who even has going-out money after Christmas anyways?).

The best part about this hash is that its infinitely customizable. Ive traded the bacon for pork sausage and the rosemary for sage with just as tasty results. This dish is intended to be a “clean out the crisper” type dish, that can be added to, subtracted from, and made your own.  This goes from the cutting board to the plate in under an hour, all without having to put on pants, or worse, a coat.



3-4 Sweet Potatoes

1 spring Rosemary

1 Yellow onion

4 Strips Bacon

1 tbsp Maple Syrup

Eggs, for Serving



Preheat over to 400F.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into cubes, and place into bowl. Chop Rosemary and garlic and add then toss with Olive Oil, add salt and pepper, and spread onto a sheetpan.  Roast, until tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, cut onion into thin slices.  Heat a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat.  Standing over the pan, I like to use kitchen shears to cut my strips of bacon into smaller strips directly over the pan.  Thanks mom for the trick!

Cook the bacon until it is almost all the way cooked and some fat has rendered into the pan, 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook with the bacon until the onion is soft and starts to carmelize, 7 minutes or so.  The bacon should be crispy but not burnt and the onions should be nice and soft and starting to sweeten.  Add the maple syrup and cook another minute or so, then turn off the heat.

Take the potatoes out of the oven and add to the onion bacon mixture in the pan, stirring to combine.

Cook your eggs, make your coffee, or take a quick smoke break.  When you are ready to serve, reheat all the ingredients together for about 3 minutes so the flavors can mix, stirring the whole while.

Serve and enjoy the day watching the amazingly–addictive and intense Netflix Drama The Keepers. This post isn’t sponsored or anything, I just saw it recently and thought it was amazing. Weekend plans made.



Happy Weekend!




Thanksgiving Fun!


So lets talk turkey.  Thanksgiving turkey.  How was everyone’s this year? Mine was incredible, we had a lot of family over and had even two turkeys! My mother killed it with the sides and dinner in general. Just wanted to share some photos and my favorite recipe from the night.

Just look at all those sides

Just look at all those sides

Mom used a lot of recipes from The Pioneer Woman, a site I really love. My favorite dish? Her sweet potatoes, which can be remade right here.  Super fluffy and with a sweet crumb topping.  Talk about decadent.  My plate was almost overflowing.


See you in another year, Thanksgiving!


Recipe: Mock–Thanksgiving



It’s the end of November, and my favorite holiday is almost upon us.  Thanksgiving.  For most people, Christmas is where it’s at, and don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas tree, the happiness of spending time with family, and the gifts.  For me, however, Christmas falls short to Thanksgiving, a holiday where all you are really required to do is show up and eat.  I take a lot of my cooking skills from my mother, and she’s been cooking a lot longer than me, so I’m excited to eat, drink, and be merry with my family.

That being said, I will be leaving for home tomorrow and taking a little break from writing the blog, at least until Thanksgiving is done. In the meantime, I want to share a little dish I made the other night for my roommates and myself that had all the flavors of Thanksgiving and was super simple to make, for those who cannot wait until Thursday.

Spice rubbed (and a little blackened) pork, mashed sweet potatoes, warm cranberry relish, and an arugula salad.  Happy Holidays.

Happy holidays indeed

Happy holidays indeed

All the items are simple to make and come together wonderfully on the plate.


Pork rub (see below)

Boneless pork chops [around $4/lb]

1 bag cranberries [$2]

1 lemon [.50 cents]

4 yams [$5]

1 package arugula [$3]


I made this recipe with many things I just had lying around the house, but this rub is awesome. You can edit the rub based on what you have on hand, or buy any spices you’re missing.

3 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 tablespoons each of

roasted coriander

ground ginger

garlic powder

a dash of cumin

salt and pepper to taste

Rub this liberally on the pork and place in and oiled pan until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.

For the mashed sweet potatoes, take the yams and peel and dice and put in a pot of salted boiling water until tender, about 20 minutes.  Drain and mash with butter and a little chicken stock, if you have it.

For the cranberry relish, take the cranberries, about a cup of sugar, a teeny bit of water, and some zest of the lemon in a pot over medium heat for about 15 minutes, or until all the cranberries have burst.

For the salad, mix arugula with olive oil and the juice of the lemon, salt and pepper to taste, and some shredded Parmesan cheese, if you have it.

Put all dishes together on a plate and enjoy the flavors of my favorite holiday.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!