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Twice-Baked Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

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If you're bored with sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, here's an interesting twist on the classic sweet potato side dish for Thanksgiving.  I personally like sweet potatoes that are seasoned more on the salty side; so you get that sweet and salty combo.  Like sweet potato fries, I feel there's no need to add cinnamon or sugar or marshmallows.  So when I came across this recipe 5 years ago, I knew I had to try it.  It's been very yummy and I've brought it to my family's Thanksgiving twice now.
I came across this recipe of all places in the Bryan, TX electric's quarterly mailer, the "Texas Co-Op Power" November 2010 edition.
Twice-Baked Chipotle Sweet Potaotes Ingredients 6 medium sweet potatoes (try picking rounder shaped sweet potatoes of similar sizes)olive oil8 oz. goat cheese, softened (cream cheese may be substituted)1 tsp. salt1 tsp. chili powder1/2 c. cilantro, minced2 tbs. butter, softened1 chipotle pepper from can, minced1/4 c. adob…

Pork Chops with Crispy Sweet Potatoes with Apple Cider Reduction

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So I got a little overzealous with my fall enthusiasm and had about 2 pounds of apples to use before they got all mushy this week.  Bust out the sweet potatoes, and sage, and pork chops!

This was an easy and deliciously filling weeknight meal and it made our house smell really good.

Pork Chops with Crispy Sweet Potatoes and Apple Cider Reduction
Recipe inspired by Curtis Stone's Cider-Dijon Pork Chops
Ingredients:

4 thin-cut bone-in pork chops3 tbs. olive oi2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4" long slices1 onion, sliced into wedges2 small Fuji apples, sliced in wedgesabout 10 sage leaves2 tbs. butter1 tbs. Dijon mustard1/2 c. apple cider vinegarsalt and pepper Directions:

Preheat a sheet pan in the oven at 450 degrees.  In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes, onion, apples, and sage leaves in 2 tbs. olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Spread mixture on pre-heated sheet pan and roast for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, turning ingredients o…