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Move over, sweet potato casserole. You’re way better than that marshmallow topping. Don’t believe us? Never had sweet potatoes any other way? You’re in for a treat. Check out our dossier to learn what the heck a sweet potato actually is (hint: it’s not a potato), and then spice up your thanksgiving with one of our fabulous fall fest preparations. You won’t regret it.

Dossier: Sweet Potatoes: Tasty Tubers

Featured Recipe: Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Here’s what our other Fall Fest friends are cooking with sweet potatoes this week. Go take a peek and leave a comment or recipe. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #fallfood.

Todd and Diane: White On Rice Couple
Sweet Potato Molasses Cookies
@whiteonrice


Nicole: Pinch My Salt
Cumin-Scented Sweet Potato Hash
@pinchmysalt

Michelle: Cooking Channel
Sweet Potato Cupcakes With Marshmallow Topping

Kirsten: Food Network
Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Sides

Roberto: Food2
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
@Food2

Liz: Healthy Eats
Sweet Potatoes 5 Ways

Caroline: The Wright Recipes
Sweet Potato Galette
@chefcaroline

Margaret: A Way to Garden
9 Things I Learned From Sweet Potatoes
@MargaretRoach

Paige: The Sister Project
Sweet Potatoes on the Savory Side

HOW YOU CAN JOIN IN FALL FEST:
Each Wednesday for the rest of the fall, a group of blogging friends including those above will swap our recipes and tips about the following harvest-fresh ingredients. Here’s the schedule:

10/24 Bounty to Be Grateful For

We each post something and then link to one another, so that you can travel around the combined effort, gathering the goodies. Sharing makes the experience even better, so if you have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes, you can do either of the following:

  • Leave a comment on participating blogs with a link to your recipe/tip
  • Publish a post of your own, and grab the juicy Fall Fest 2010 badge (illustrated by Matt Armendariz of Mattbites)

We hope to see you in the kitchen!

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Sweet Potatoes: Tasty Tubers

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What should I do with this oddly shaped dirty looking thing that grows in the ground?

CMN Travels Toronto: Ontario Sweet Potatoes

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We speak with Bob Proracki from www.OntarioSweetPotato.com

Zucchini & Sweet Potato Bread

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This time of year those little green squash seem to be everywhere, so this is a great way to put them to use!

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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A Southwestern twist on a holiday classic, we think our sweet potato dish beats the heck out of any version topped with mini-marshmallows!

Sweet Potato & Gorgonzola Gratin

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Jennifer discovered this little beauty of a dish while dining at Beebs, a restaurant and bistro in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Rustic Balsamic-Roasted Root Vegetables

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Say that five times fast. This dish is intoxicatingly aromatic, with the scent of the rosemary roasting and releasing its essence into the root vegetables.