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By Julie Rothman, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2010
Iva Thorpe from Headland, Ala., was looking for a recipe for a sweet potato cake or bread that had crushed pineapple and nuts in it. I did not receive any responses from readers to Thorpe's query, but I thought a sweet potato bread sounded perfect for this time of year and was worth doing a little research. I found several quick bread recipes on the Web and decided to test one from the Ontario sweet-potato growers' website, http://www.ontariosweetpotato.com. The recipe comes from Bob and Juli Proracki , the owners of Round Plains Plantation, growers of sweet potatoes near Waterford, Ontario.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard
For The Baltimore Sun
| September 18, 2013
Water for Chocolate chef/owner Sean Guy calls his food "sexy comfort cuisine. " We're not sure about the "sexy" part, but his capable take on traditional Southern comfort food is definitely impressive. Guy cut his teeth in chain restaurants - think Hard Rock Cafe - but Water for Chocolate is anything but corporate. Operated out of a corner storefront in Butchers Hill, the restaurant dishes up breakfast, lunch and dinner to a steady stream of loyal, local customers. Scene & Decor With soda cases lining one wall, a path to the bathroom that winds through the kitchen and a weeknight closing time of 7 p.m., Water for Chocolate sometimes feels more like a carryout than a sit-down restaurant.
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By Julie Rothman and Julie Rothman,Special to the Sun | November 22, 2006
Shirley Doran of Queenstown was looking for a recipe that her mother used to make Sweet-Potato Puffs. They had a marshmallow in the center surrounded by mashed sweet potatoes, and they were rolled in corn flakes and fried. Rosalie Baer of Salem, Ore., sent in a recipe that she has used since the 1950s. Her puffs are baked rather than fried, which appealed to me for health reasons. Also, why mess with the deep fryer when oven baking can produce equally good results? Be sure the mashed sweet potatoes are completely cool before you try to form the balls.
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By Ellen Nibali, For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2012
More than 90 percent of the leaves have fallen off our 30-year-old English walnut trees. They started falling several weeks ago, and two neighbors also have this problem. What is wrong, and what can I do about it? We are getting many reports of mature trees of assorted species dropping leaves. We suspect that this is a result of stress from the repeated droughts and excessively high temperatures this summer. Other plants are displaying early autumn behaviors, too, such as apples, which are maturing much earlier than normal.
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March 22, 1998
I'm from North Carolina, love sweet potatoes and want to grow them in my garden. Last year I couldn't find any slips (what Northerners call transplants). Can't I just grow my own from sweet potatoes I brought up last year from North Carolina?Yes, you can. Sweet potatoes are just large storage roots, unlike white potatoes, which are tubers. You can grow slips two ways indoors. First, scrub your potatoes well to remove anti-sprouting chemicals applied after harvest. Then, cut a potato in half and suspend each half in a bowl so that the bottom third of the root is underwater.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2002
Everybody raved about the sweet-potato souffle," writes Kristina Zaruba of Baltimore, who is seeking the recipe. She explained that she was visiting New Orleans and had lunch at the Piccadilly Cafeteria. "I was with 30 people and this outstanding souffle was served. Everyone raved about the dish. Thank you for your assistance." Virginia M. Peters of Winchester, Va., responded with a recipe and brief note. "This works great in a high-sided souffle dish," she wrote. Recipe requests Connie M. Granger of Arlington, Va., writes that she is looking for a black-pepper cake.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1997
"Please help me find a recipe for Sweet Potato Pudding. My Dad always wants this pudding," wrote Mrs. Elvin Myers of Baltimore.Chef Gilles Syglowski chose a recipe from Molly Hagel of Baltimore. He noted that "this recipe called for fresh grated sweet potatoes instead of canned and it was a real fresh flavor."Grated potato pudding1/2 cup butter1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs, well beaten3 cups peeled, grated, raw sweet potatoes1 1/2 cups milk1/2 teaspoon saltpinch of allspiceHeat oven to 350 degrees.
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By Betty Rosbottom and Betty Rosbottom,Tribune Media Services | February 10, 2007
Whenever I am invited to a potluck, I instinctively offer to make dessert, but recently, when a good friend mentioned that she'd like to have us over for such a supper, I volunteered to bring a vegetable. I did this because I was anxious to try a new dish one of my enthusiastic assistants had developed. The recipe was for a sweet potato gratin, which had been fashioned after a similar dish I had created using Yukon Gold potatoes and creme fraiche. My talented helper, Emily Bell, had replaced the white spuds with sweet potatoes, and used rosemary in place of thyme as a seasoning.
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By Rob Kasper and Rob Kasper,rob.kasper@baltsun.com | November 26, 2008
Sweet potatoes, like fine cabernets, get better with age. Fresh out of the ground, they are considered "green" and have a high degree of starch. But if handled properly, their starch converts to sugar and, when cooked, sweet potatoes live up to their sugary appellation. At harvest, they bruise easily and are coaxed from sandy soil with a rubber-coated chain. That is what Robert Knopp Jr., whose family has been growing sweet potatoes in Anne Arundel County for three generations, uses on his Severn farm.
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By ROB KASPER | October 12, 1994
Despite world opinion, I like my sweet potatoes sweet and red.When I think of a sweet potato, I see a long reddish-orange tuber. It is shaped like a regular potato only skinnier and sunburned. It has a candylike flavor.But the rest of the world thinks of something else when it thinks of a sweet potato. In every other part of the globe except the United States, the sweet potato is white, or maybe faintly yellow. Moreover, instead of tasting like good candy, the flavor of this paler sweet potato is said to be nutty.
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By Brooks Welsh, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
No one wants to gain weight at the beach - especially with the upcoming bikini parade. (Guys, I'm looking at you, too.) So this week, we're going to give you some ideas for healthy eats you an make right at home in your beach rental. With the help of my friend and unofficial nutrition expert Alex Bogucki, we've come up with a few different menu ideas that are healthy, light and won’t drain the bank. First up, we're going for a three-course dinner that is cost effective, great for larger groups and tasty for kids.
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By Leah Speer | December 1, 2011
Everyone has hopes and dreams for their families. I thought I'd planned everything out perfectly. Up until recently, I thought I'd played by the rules. So how did this middle-class, college-educated, gracious woman go from a comfortable life in a cozy two-story house to a stressful, paycheck-to-paycheck life in an apartment? It didn't seem fair. I know - life isn't always fair. But I fancied that statement more when it didn't apply to my life. Don't get me wrong, I understand the mechanics of it. My husband and I went from two incomes to one when we went from one child to two in less than two years.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
Russell Brown, executive chef at O'Learys Seafood Restaurant in Annapolis, was in Today's Kitchen on Nov. 18 with Al Roker and Natalie Morales. The funniest thing happened. See, Brown is demonstrating how to make swordfish steak au poivre, and Morales notices that among the ingredients on the counter was white wine. So, Morales asks Brown about it, and then Al Roker makes it seem like Morales was interested because she wanted to DRINK the wine!!!!! You can watch this classic TV moment here . The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog is running Thanksgiving Tips from the Stars -- here's a recipe for Brussels sprouts with pancetta from Chazz Palminteri, which you can try for yourself at Chazz: A Bronx Original in Baltmore's beautiful Harbor East.
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By Julie Rothman, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2011
Pat Colandro from Dundalk was looking for a recipe for a chicken dish with sweet potatoes and pineapple that she said was published some years ago in The Baltimore Sun. She said couldn't remember the exact ingredients, but the dish was a great way to get more fruits and vegetables into her family's diet. Maria Murphy from Santa Rosa, Calif., sent in a recipe from a cookbook called "Slow Cooker and More" that she thought sounded similar to what Colandro was looking for. What's particularly nice about this recipe is that the whole dish can be assembled in 15 minutes or less, and then the slow cooker does the rest of the work.
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By Julie Rothman, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2010
Ronald Collins from Nottingham was looking for a recipe for making sweet potato biscuits like the ones his best friend's mother made when they were growing up on the Eastern Shore. Louise "Buttons" Bassett from Berlin sent in a recipe that she said was given to her by the late Betty Kelly , a longtime friend and native of Salisbury, on the Eastern Shore. She said that the recipe has never failed to give her delicious biscuits. I found that the biscuits to be denser in consistency then more traditional ones, but they had a delicate sweet flavor and a beautiful deep orange color.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | November 29, 2009
Outdoors Girl grew up believing that sweet potatoes were glorified pig food and bear meat was an unchewable lump of greasy protein. Folks with a contrary point of view always said the dislike was directly tied to not having those foods prepared the right way. After much experimentation, she still thinks sweet potatoes are pig food, but the outdoors writer at the Cumberland Times-News turned her around on bear. Mike Sawyers counsels: For bear stew, all I do is use a packet of McCormick Beef Stew Mix, perfect for a Maryland bear since McCormick is a Maryland company.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1998
Ann Bailey of Pasadena asked for a "recipe for sweet potatoes in a syrup that makes them sticky." Her answer came from John J. Krawczyk of Las Cruces, N.M., who enjoys recipes and says he has hundreds of cookbooks.Krawczyk's Candied Sweet PotatoesMakes 8-10 servings6 medium sweet potatoes (about 4 1/2 pounds)1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup sugar2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground allspice3/4 cup pineapple juice1/3 cup light corn syrup2 tablespoons orange juice1/4 cup butter or margarine1/2 cup chopped pecansCook sweet potatoes in boiling water for 20-25 minutes or until fork-tender.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2003
Marilyn Whitten of St. Augustine, Fla., wrote that she was seeking a recipe for baked sweet-potato chips. She said that the recipe had been shown on a live TV show but she had turned it on just as the potatoes were being removed from the oven. Virginia Comstock of Santa Rosa, Calif., responded with a recipe that she feels is the right one. Baked Sweet-Potato Chips Makes about 60 thin chips 2 sweet potatoes (or baking potatoes) salt, to taste (can use onion salt or garlic salt for added flavor)
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By Candus Thomson | candus.thomson@baltsun.com | November 29, 2009
Outdoors Girl grew up believing that sweet potatoes were glorified pig food and bear meat was an unchewable lump of greasy protein. Folks with a contrary point of view always said the dislike was directly tied to not having those foods prepared the right way. After much experimentation, she still thinks sweet potatoes are pig food, but the outdoors writer at the Cumberland Times-News turned her around on bear. Mike Sawyers counsels: For bear stew, all I do is use a packet of McCormick Beef Stew Mix, perfect for a Maryland bear since McCormick is a Maryland company.
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