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Sweet Potato Bread Dinner Rolls Recipe

Sweet Potato Bread Dinner Rolls

12.18.10 by Jackie

I knew these dinner rolls would be great conversation pieces because of the Okinawan sweet potatoes. They don't really add more flavor but they turn the bread into an interesting, purple color.

Sweet potato bread preparation is very similar to making brioche, except mashed sweet potatoes are added to the dough. My trick is to mix sugar with dry yeast and warm liquid and let the mixture develop for a few minutes before stirring it in the bread dough. Resting time is essential for making bread.

Yeast Dinner Roll Recipe with Picture


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Pumpkin Protein Drink Recipe Recipe

Pumpkin Protein Drink Recipe

10.22.10 by Jackie

I think if he could, my husband would drink pumpkin pie. He already inhales it every Thanksgiving! So this pumpkin protein drink is about as close as it gets to making his dreams come true. It's an ultra easy breakfast to make when you're on the go, and it’ll get you in the mood for the soon-to-be holiday season.

The drink is packed with vitamins, protein (I added soy protein) and calcium, making it markedly healthier than the real deal, and perfect for vegetarians like my husband Lulu.


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Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe: How You Should Be Starting Your Monday Recipe

The weather has been getting chilly here in the Bay Area, and it’s really starting to feel like fall. With Halloween and Thanksgiving coming very soon, I thought I'd make a breakfast dish that captures the tastes of autumn. To accomplish this I served oatmeal flavored with pumpkin purée, cinnamon, ground ginger and maple syrup.

Oatmeal is great at any time of the day. In fact, it’s our favorite evening snack. It's a quick and easy way to fulfill our late-night cravings. There is literally an unlimited number of ways to flavor oatmeal, making it a perfect palette upon which to test out ingredient combinations.


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Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Recipe (Grapes and Granola Parfait) Recipe

Fruit and yogurt parfaits are a great breakfast food or late-night snack. They’re very filling and are easy to make. You can use pretty much any fruit you have on hand. For this particular parfait, I used Kyoho grapes. The sweetness, meaty flesh and softness of the fruit contrast well with the crunchy granola. I added Concord grape jelly to repeat the same flavor and condensed milk to give the yogurt a velvety texture.

The result is a tasty, yet still healthy treat. I can't get enough of it. We're stilling make our own yogurt weekly, and the girls just helped me make granola last weekend, but we're already running our of both. Our family is addicted!

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How to Make Granola  Recipe

How to Make Granola

10.04.10 by Jackie

Granola is a fabulous breakfast food and snack our family enjoys a lot. Making granola is incredibly easy and is a great way to get children interested in cooking. The basic ingredients for granola are rolled oats, nuts, dried fruits and sweeteners. The girls decided to add puffed rice and bake-dried bananas. The little ones stirred the grain mixture and the big girls baked it until crispy.

It will come as no surprise to regular readers, but our family loves to eat. To satisfy our appetite between meals, we always have sweet or savory snack available in the kitchen. Granola makes a healthy and flavorful snack that everyone in the family enjoys. It’s packed with folic acid, which is especially beneficial for women. Plus, you can pack the granola in zip-top bags for your children's school snack or when you're on-the-go.


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