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Oct 02

Sweet Potatoes

Time for another book review! Fall weather definitely seems to have appeared here, although I think it might retreat later on this week! I’m not really looking forward to cooler weather, but fall foods and fall fashion? Bring it! :O

When it comes to fall foods, what comes to mind first? I think most people go crazy for everything pumpkin-related, but I actually tend to veer more toward the apples and sweet potatoes. 😛 (Me liking pumpkin things was more of a recent development over the last couple years!) This book on Sweet Potatoes is perfect for getting ready for fall!

Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made into Pie

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By Mary-Frances Heck

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Genre: Food/Cooking
Pages: 144

Sweet Potatoes, as you might suspect, is perfect for any sweet potato lover, and is filled with both sweet and savory recipes!

The first part discusses how to find the perfect sweet potato in the store, as well as how to store, clean, and cut them. It also talks about the different varieties of sweet potatoes there are–orange-fleshed, white-fleshed, purple-fleshed, and also talks about the seasonings and ingredients that will be complement em’!

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The book is divided into the following chapters:

  • In The Rough
  • Big Bites and Small Plates
  • Soups and Stews
  • Side Dishes
  • Main Courses
  • Breads and Baked Goods
  • Sweets

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Want to find out what kinds of recipes you can find in here? Read ahead!

In The Rough: Like sweet potatoes on their own? Steamed, oven-roasted, coal-roasted, boiled, pureed, fries, chips–you name it! That’s what you’ll get in the first chapter!

Big Bites and Small Plates: Buffalo Sweet Potatoes, “jiao yan” (椒鹽–salt + pepper), Veggie Tamaki, twice baked, Shrimp + Sweet Potato Kakiage (kinda like a simpler tempura)…

Soups and Stews: Thai-style Noodle Curry (pictured above!), Chicken + Dumplings, Miso Soup w/ Ginger + Tofu, Sweet Potato, Celeriac and Scallop Chowder…

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Side Dishes: White Sweet Potatoes with Chimichurri (pictured above!), Cracked Sweet Potatoes with Chiles and Coconut, Sweet Potato Risotto, Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic-Maple Glaze, Tamales…

Main Courses:Irish Fish Pie (can’t say I’ve ever tried this but I’m intrigued!), Huevos Rotos wcon Chorizo, Sweet Potato Ravioli with Sardella Sauce, Sweet Potato “Big Macs,” Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Sweet Potato Tacos…

Breads and Baked Goods:Sweet Potato Milk Bread Dough, Maple Pecan Sticky Buns, Ultimate Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls (pictured below!), Sweet Potato Cake Doughnuts (I’m gonna have to try this with my new donut pans!), Sweet Potato Gingerbread, Sweet Potato Chocolate Babka…

Sweet Potatoes | @fairyburger

And…if you were hanging out on this post hoping for me to get to the sweets, I won’t leaving you hanging! The Sweets section in cludes Mexican Candied Sweet Potatoes, Black-Bottom Sweet Potato Pudding Pie, Sweet Potato Ice Cream, Ambrosia Swiss Roll, Summer Fruit Cobbler (included below!), Trail Mix Cookies (you can make ice cream sandwiches with these + the Sweet Potato Ice Cream! *-*)!

Sweet Potatoes | @fairyburger

Each recipe includes a short intro, the ingredient list, instructions, and tips on how to make em’ better. As you might have noticed, the food photos are gorgeous too! :] Gotta love that this book is pretty affordable too!


  • What’s your favorite fall food?
  • Do you like sweet potatoes? Share your favorite sweet potato recipe with me in the comments!

Check out my other book reviews!

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  1. ShootingStarsMag

    I don’t really like sweet potatoes, but maybe mixed with other things? I don’t do pumpkin either, but I LOVE apple!

    -lauren
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    1. Farrah

      Apples are one of my favorite fruits! 😀
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  2. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby

    OMG I NEED THAT BOOK IN MY LIFE!
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    1. Farrah

      Those were my exact thoughts when I saw that book! 😛
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  3. Mary

    Yay, another book review 🙂 I’m not looking forward to cooler weather either Farrah, I would love if it was hot all year around. Sweet potatoes defiantly remind me of fall. I’m also intrigued by Irish Fish Pie, I love fish so this might be perfect for me. I’ve never baked with sweet potatoes before, this cookbook looks awesome.
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    1. Farrah

      haha, me too! I think I was meant for warmer temperatures! 😛

      I’ll have to let you know how that turns out if I get a chance to make that fish pie sometime!
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  4. Christina

    OMG Sweet potato cinnamon rolls??!?!?! I have two sweet potatoes in the pantry right now and my mouth is totally watering.
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    1. Farrah

      I’m gonna have to try out + share the recipe! :O
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  5. GiGi Eats

    My obsession for sweet potatoes is right up there with my obsession with salmon. It’s slightly sick – hahahahaahah! But hey, my obsessions and addictions could be WAYYY worse, am I Right?!
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    1. Farrah

      hahaha, you could definitely have worse obsessions/addictions!

      It’s a really good thing that I’m broke, because if I could devour salmon in the quantities that I’d like to, I’d probably die of mercury poisoning. 😛
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  6. Kristy from Southern In Law

    Ooooh, what an awesome cookbook! You can never go wrong with sweet potatoes!

    My favourite sweet potato recipe is probably my fiesta salad! So yummy!
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    1. Farrah

      hehe, agreed!

      I’m gonna have to try making that fiesta salad sometime (after I go grocery shopping…it’s been a while, haha 😛 )!
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