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Serve This Heart-Healthy Potato Salad at Your Next Picnic

Sweet Potato Salad With Smoked Sausage and Blue Cheese

In addition to National Ice Cream Month, July happens to be National Picnic Month, and the kind folks at Giant Eagle Market District contacted me to help them celebrate.* They asked me to develop a picnic recipe that featured a Creta Farms ingredient, a new line of heart-healthy packaged meats Giant Eagle stores carry, such as sausages, hot dogs, and bologna. The catch? The whole recipe had to be heart healthy as well. Continue reading

Pie Fail: When You Don’t Want to Use Bacon

Bacon-Sweet Potato Pie

That’s right. I tried putting maple candied bacon on a sweet potato pie. It’s proof that some ideas are better in theory than in practice.

P.S. When David Lebovitz says not to candy bacon with maple syrup, listen to him. Don’t think you know better and that mixing sugar with your maple syrup will make it the right consistency for candying. He is the expert. You are not. Trust me, your house will thank you for saving it from thick, dark smoke from burnt maple syrup on the bottom of your pan. Five days later, my house still smells like burnt syrup.