Sweet Potato & Pear Salad

An autumn salad recipe with pears and sweet potatoes (not yams). Make a Waldorf Salad variation: substitute 1 lb tart apples (try Zester apples) for pears; toasted walnut pieces for pecans. Either version will be a great change of pace at Thanksgiving.

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Yams & Sweet Potatoes

Potatoes are tubers. Sweet potatoes are roots, so are yams. But yams and sweet potatoes are different. Sweet potatoes are related to morning glories while yams are related to lilies and grasses.

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Stone Fruit & Corn Salsa

For Simply Fresh Stone Fruit and Corn Salsa: choose a single stone fruit (try the yellow Shiro plums) with white corn, onion, lime juice and your choice of hot pepper.

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recipe for cherry almond crisp

Cabbage Carrot Slaw with Pickles

A Midwestern variation on coleslaw that uses bread and butter pickles. Skip the pickles if you don’t want the sweetness. The yogurt and/or mayonnaise may be omitted as a variation on a more traditional sweet and sour Pennsylvania Dutch slaw.

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Thomcord Grapes & Eggplant

To quote the USDA from 2006: “Two of America’s favorite grapes—Concord, of peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich fame, and Thompson Seedless, a summertime classic—are proud parents of a tasty seedless grape called Thomcord.”

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