These potatoes are crisp and tender, with a beautifully fragrant, bright pesto and crunchy roasted hazelnuts on top – the perfect dish for either a simple weeknight or a weekend gathering.
Food is so much more than the actual food itself. It brings people together and creates memories that go beyond what we taste. One of my favorite childhood memories that I can picture as if it was yesterday involves a cold, winter night and a pot of short ribs.
As a kid, I was never a fan of dates. Just a few years ago I decided to give them another try…I couldn’t believe how wrong I was! One bite into the sweet, rich fruit, and I was changed into the biggest date-lover out there. While I usually eat a couple of them after dinner as a sweet treat, I like to come up with different ways to incorporate them into my cooking as well. This dish takes potatoes to a whole new level, and it uses dates to do so.
Every year when Thanksgiving rolls around, my family and I start getting more and more festive with our everyday dinners. Why not enjoy the flavors of Thanksgiving all throughout the month, instead of just one day? I usually spend November incorporating holiday dishes into our meals so that by the time Thanksgiving is actually here, we have tested different flavors and know exactly what we want on our table.
Breakfast is best served family style, with large platters of food spread across the table, where everyone can help themselves to a huge variety. There is bound to be one or two egg dishes found on that table, and a frittata is the ideal one. Just like a pie, it’s easy for people to slice off a piece in any size they want. And the best part? You can add basically anything you have in your fridge to a frittata: vegetables, fresh herbs, any kind of cheese, etc. The possibilities are endless, making it a versatile dish to whip up.
I’m always looking for new ways to prepare sweet potatoes. They’re incredibly tasty and have the added bonus of being considered one of the healthiest foods we can eat. Whether you slice them thin and fry them into chips or bake them with different toppings, using sweet potatoes is a great way to switch up the regular potato side dish with something a little more interesting.