Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Recipe Week (Monday)~ Featuring Award Winning Author, Cheryl Foggo


This week I will be posting recipes I've received from individuals in the publishing world (authors, editors, etc). I will post one or more recipes a day. In case you missed my blog post and call for recipes, please click HERE to read.

There were several of you who provided recipes and for that I am truly grateful! So without further ado, I'll share with you what has been shared with me.

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Author Cheryl Foggo
and her "Super Easy Sweet Potatoes"

Cheryl Foggo is an award-winning author who has been published and produced extensively as a journalist, screenwriter, poet, playwright, writer of fiction and non-fiction and young adult novelist. Her works have been seen and heard nationally on CBC television and radio, and as a lecturer she has addressed thousands of adults and children nation-wide and abroad. Her latest children’s book, Dear Baobab, is widely available online through all outlets, in Canadian bookstores or through the publisher Her latest play The Devil We Know, co-written with Clem Martini, will receive its premiere at the Blyth Theatre Festival in August, 2012.

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Cheryl's Holiday Recipe
"Super Easy Sweet Potatoes"
"Super Easy Sweet Potatoes"
(Stock photo)
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Peel three large orange yams/sweet potatoes.
  • Slice them approximately 1/2 inch thick.
  • Boil in salted water between 5 and 10 minutes, until they have only slightly softened - do not over boil.
  • While your sweet potatoes are boiling, slice 1/2 of a large onion.
  • Put the onion in a microwaveable container along with 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Remove potatoes from heat, drain the water.
  • Place the slices side by side in a 9X14ish cake pan or casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with pepper.
  • Microwave the onions, butter and brown sugar around 2 minutes on medium, or until butter and sugar have melted together. Stir. Pour or spoon melted mixture, including onions, over your first layer of sweet potatoes, coating (but not smothering) each slice.
  • If you have more potatoes, create another layer, repeating the process.
  • If you run out of butter/sugar mixture, make a little more - be sure to coat each slice.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft enough to cut with a fork, but not mushy.
  • Serve hot.