This recipe is a combination of my Dad's Candied Yam recipe and one from Gourmet. I prefer the darker sweet potato (which he called a yam) over the lighter yellow sweet potato. I like to use McClelland's Highland Scotch Whisky, but you can use any whisky/whiskey/bourbon you prefer; a friend told me she even made them with rum. I've also had good luck with making them in advance; arranging them in the dish, adding the syrup, and refrigerating them until it's time to bake them. This dish smells so good while baking: like cinnamon rolls, or the steam from a hot-buttered rum. And they taste almost like a dessert (I think they end up with a firm, custard-like consistency). At my family & friends' request, I now have to make them for every Thanksgiving and holiday meal.
Sunday at Bickford's in the Boston area was a regular to enjoy their Baked Apple Pancake. Now a resident of Miami Beach, I couldn't find anything like it, therefore, I created this one. For success you must use a 7"-10" cast iron skillet..
The basic recipe for mole came from an old friend in New Mexico and I experimented with it until I came up with this version. Its great with shredded chicken served with spanish rice and refried beans and a salad of shredded lettuce, calantro, diced tomatoes and sliced avocado.
I grew up in Chicago on these hot dogs, we had a little storefront on our corner that served these great (Red Hots) dogs. Now in California I had to have them so I finally found out where to purchase these Beef Dogs online at http://www.viennabeef.com, along with the other ingredients I needed, and ordered all the stuff for that authentic taste of the windy city.
There are so many ways to serve this wonderful veggie. I use it in place of pasta. You can experiment with different sauces and herbs to create a great tasting dish. Try it with Alfredo sauce, or add some pesto and butter or your favorite herbs.
Look for more recipes I posted for this veggie.
Cannoli's are my favorite desert, If you need the Canolli Tube here is one online source I found where to get them. http://www.niccolisdeli.com.Also from an email I got from another member, she had a problem with the filling being too thin to fill the cannoli see note below for remedy.