Personally, my favorite sweet potato dish is loaded with butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, nuts, and anything else bad for you. But this was interesting, and our vegan daughter liked it. Everybody else liked it, too!
You can make this ahead of time and heat it up just before you serve it.
Sweet Potato Dish
sweet potatoes (duh)
vegan “buttery spread” – hereafter to be referred to as “margarine”
red onion, chopped
recipe calls for thyme, I used crushed cardamom
Boil sweet potatoes. Cool enough to peel. Peel. Cut into rounds and arrange in a buttered casserole dish.
Heat margarine in a skillet. Cook onion, raisins, pecans, and spice (or herb) until onion is translucent. Add sugar and salt.
Pour over sweet potatoes. Heat through.
I didn’t put amounts, because you can use whatever amounts you like. You can leave the sugar out, or use more sugar, or whatever. You know, “to taste.”
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write a story with a sweet potato in it.
A monthly Twitter event for bloggers to mingle over cocktails. Once the buzz sets in, we set a silly topic and blog like drunken fools. You don’t technically have to blog or drink to join the fun, every party needs a designated driver after all.
This was the first one I was able to attend. I remembered that, at a prior one, attendees were challenged to create new cocktails and, mistakenly believing that this was still a part of the festivities, I made one up.
I was making fruitcake that day, so I created the Fruitcake Cocktail. Here are the ingredients:So Holly says, “What’s in the measuring cup?” and I says, “Apple juice.” And she says:
Good God, that’s a half cup of bourbon!! Apple juice my butt. #blogcrawl
Combine fruitcake mix, raisins, nuts, and a bit of bourbon and let it sit for a couple of hours. Put some of this mix in the bottom of a wine glass. Add a jigger of bourbon and top it off with apple juice. Put a stick of cinnamon in.
It doesn’t look pretty, but it tasted great! Plus, the nuts float, and that was fun.
I’m pleased and proud to be part of Diantha Jones’ cover reveal for HERO, CURSED. The following post is one she constructed and sent me, so I claim no credit for its exceeding cooliosity.
Before he knew the Oracle…
Before he knew the Quad…
Before the Great Unknown threatened his world…
He was a hero, cursed forever.
Cover Designed by: Colin F. Barnes
Publication Date: March 18, 2014
Genre: YA Mythology
Series: Mythos: Stories from Olympus #2/Oracle of Delphi #3.5
*WARNING* To be read after Prophecy of Solstice’s End (Oracle of Delphi #3).
Contains MAJOR spoilers!
Shunned by a family that doesn’t understand him, demigod Lenka Tahile aka “Swindle” is a complete loner and he likes it that way. Then he meets the hero, Ace Remedy, the brother of an infamous demigod Prince, and his life goes from bad to worse. Ace is loud, rude, and disruptive to his peaceful existence in every way. He’s also hilarious and daring, and Swindle ends up finding a friend just when he thought he’d never have another.
But little does he know, becoming friends with Ace was all part of the Fates’ plan. Now his past is slowly coming back to haunt him and there’s nothing he can do to stop it. Nothing but try not to bring to light the lost love, the failed hopes, and the cursed existence that he would kill to keep in the dark.
Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries.
The Oracle of Delphi fantasy series is her first series. She is also the author of Mythos: Stories from Olympus, a companion series, and there is another fantasy series in the works. She also writes (new) adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star. Invasion (An Alien Romance) is her first title released under this pen name. Future releases under A. Star include, Mythos: Gods and Lovers series, the Love & Steampunk series, the Purr, Inc. stories, and more.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What animal would you keep by you to turn into a weapon, and what weapon would it become or be used as? I would keep Katya, and I would use her head like Thor uses his hammer, because her head is JUST THAT HARD.