POTATO PANCAKES


2 1/4 cups coarsely shredded peeled potatoes 
1/2 cup sliced green onions 

1/3 cup flour 

1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

Pinch of pepper

Combine all ingredients. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a hot skillet. 
Pour batter (1/4 cup at a time) into the oil. Spread to flatten. Fry on one side, then flip to fry on second side. 

Sweet Potato Bread


Ingredients 2 cups white sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

 3 eggs

 2 cups mashed canned candied yams or 2 cups sweet potatoes

 1 teaspoon vanilla

 3 cups flour

 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder

 1 teaspoon baking soda

 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 1 teaspoon ginger

 1 teaspoon ground cloves

 1 cup chopped walnuts
 DIRECTIONS

 Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

 In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil, egg, sweet potatoes and vanilla.

 In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (except walnuts) together well and add to wet ingredients.

 Stir until just combined.

 Fold in walnuts.

 Pour into 2 standard loaf pans.

 Bake for 75 minutes or until thin knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Homemade Kentucky Blackberry Cobbler


Traditional Recipe
2 1/2 C Fresh blackberries, washed
1 C Sugar

1 C Flour

2 t Baking powder

1/2 t Salt

1 C Milk

1 Stick of unsalted butter, melted

First you should take care of the blackberry and sugar mixture because it needs to sit for a while. Stir together just the berries and sugar in a large bowl and let it sit out for 25-30 minutes. This will coax out the juices of the blackberries so that they can be sweetened up by the sugar, and we can taste the full spectrum of the fruit–this process is called macerating.
After about 20 minutes, you should turn on the oven to about 375º and start preparing your batter.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk with a wooden spoon. Next, stir in the melted butter and hand-mix it until the ingredients are well incorporated and you have few clumps.
Pick out a clean baking dish– a smaller one will do– pour in the batter and smooth it out. You can choose to line it with parchment paper or not, but don’t grease the pan (there is enough butter in there already!). Finally, pour the macerated blackberries on top with all the sugar included and evenly distribute it over the batter.
Bake this promising pan of happiness in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how golden you prefer it to be. Let it set up for a good 15 minutes so it will hold its shape. It will be bubbling like crazy and quite hot, so be careful!
This hour goes a little like this: you can hear it bubbling through the vent behind the stove, you can smell the buttery dough caramelizing with the sugar, and you can see the dotted crown of blackberries creating that quintessential golden cobbler crust. It is a marvel to have in your oven, let me tell you!
Serve warm or room temperature with warmed cream or fresh whipped cream. You can store this at room temperature with foil over it for 2-3 days, probably longer in the fridge…but it never lasts that long for me!

CREAM CHESSE CHICKEN ENCHILADAS



Ingredients

5 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup light sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)

10 oz. can of enchilada sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese, divided

2 cups cooked shredded chicken

1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed (canned corn works, but drain it first)

4 oz. can diced green chiles

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

Salt and pepper

4 scallions, thinly sliced

8 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 of the enchilada sauce. Stir in 1/2 cup of each type of cheese.

In a second bowl toss together the chicken, corn, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, green chiles, and half of the scallions. Add the chicken mixture to the cheese mixture and combine well.

Spread about half of the remaining enchilada sauce (1/4 of the can) in the bottom of the baking dish.

Spoon the filling into each tortilla, roll the tortilla up, and place in the baking dish with the seam down. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the filled tortillas and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with the remaining scallions and serve.

Serves 4