Cooking simply for fall holiday food with a potato bar is the way to go. Prepare potatoes as the main holiday food for an event, and ask everyone to bring potato fixin’s.   Types of Potatoes Starting with a potato bar, there are options. Go with one or more of these: 1. Russet (or Idaho) potatoes 2. Red potatoes 3. New potatoes 4. Sweet potatoes 5. Fingerling potatoes Out of the five types of potatoes listed above, russet/Idaho and red potatoes are the highest on the glycemic scale. So for the sake of guests who are diabetics, go for a lower glycemic potato. Russet isRead More →

Sweet Potato Recipe Roundup Need an easy-to-make simple vegetarian meal? Cook sweet potatoes and serve with all the fixins (or fixings if you aren’t from the South). Bake, boil, grill, or cook them in a slow cooker. Serve loaded baked sweet potatoes for a tasty and filling dish. Make it strictly vegetarian or semi-vegetarian. Like a baked russet potato, a sweet potato can be prepared as a meal in itself. I looked up sweet potatoes and came up with a roundup of recipes that look amazing. Read the list below and see which recipes you think look appetizing. Plaintain Sweet Potato Tacos, http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/plantain-sweet-potato-tacos-with-guacamole/ – This isRead More →

The easiest way to bake Irish potatoes and have them ready for you when you get home from work is in the slow cooker. What if everyone in your family doesn’t like baked Irish potatoes? Bake some Irish baking potatoes and some sweet potatoes at the same time in the slow cooker. I experimented with cooking Russet potatoes and sweet potatoes in my daughter’s KitchenAid 7-quart slow cooker recently. Some in the family don’t like sweet potatoes, so I wrapped two Russets together and two sweet potatoes together in foil and placed them in the slow cooker with about a cup of water. The experimentRead More →