Ascanio’s Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies.

Breakfast Cookies

These Chocolate Chip & Cherry Cookies are good at any time of the day, but with added oats, breakfast cereal, and, uh fruit, I think these make a marvelous breakfast cookie. AND they go great with dark roast coffee. 😉

Read more

Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones (Copycat Schwans Signature™ Raspberry White Chocolate Scones)

Scones and Honeysuckle
These are inspired by Schwans Signature™ Raspberry white chocolate Scones. I added the lime!
No Favorite FoodieBooks Friday this week. I’m so far behind in my reading, and I keep finding more & more new books that look good. So now I’m overwhelmed and have basically stopped reading altogether! I need to get out of this slump, but what can I do? I know, I’ll bake Raspberry Lime White Chocolate Scones!
Read more

Sweet Potato Churros chocolate AND caramel, all on one plate? YES PLEASE!

Sweet potato churros

Favorite FoodieBook Friday Sweet Potato Churros, with a side of chocolate sauce AND a side of caramel sauce!

CHURROS! This week I had to make churros. I’ve never made them before, but in the past two books I’ve read, churros were mentioned thirteen times!

The Lost Recipe for Happiness, by Barbara O’Neal

While I read (re-re-re-read) The Lost Recipe for Happiness, by Barbara O’Neal last week my mouth watered over “Tansy’s Churros” recipe. It’s really a simple recipe combining eggs, flour, water, and butter. They are piped into hot oil and sprinkled, while hot, with sugar and cinnamon.

How to Live an Undead Lie, by Hailey Edwards

This weekend I read How to Live an Undead Lie, by Hailey Edwards, and wouldn’t you know, before the end of the first chapter, I was drooling again over churros. Churros are the main character, Grier’s “Kryptonite,” especially Esteban’s Churros, and by the description of them, I totally get it! “Eat more churros. Add extra caramel. With a side of chocolate sauce.” Yum! While it’s not a food-themed book, I love reading about how much she loves these little treats and shares them with her friends. When I’m not reading food-themed fiction, you’ll find me reading urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

In honor of Tansy’s Churros and Esteban’s Churros, I made Sweet Potato Churros, with a side of chocolate sauce and a side of caramel sauce!

Churros
Advertisements

I decided I had to try and sneak in some nutritious value (yeah right). Since I had one sweet potato, so I searched for recipes for sweet potato churros and came across one from the Food and Home Entertaining blog, with butternut squash. I adapted it by using a half sweet potato instead, which I peeled, cubed, and microwaved in a little water until tender. I used my cast iron skillet filled with about an inch of coconut oil to fry them.

While the sweet potato cooled, I made Easy Caramel Sauce from The Pioneer Women. It’s super easy and just a few ingredients, brown sugar, butter, half & half, a little vanilla, and a pinch of salt. (I’ll post the link below!)

Chocolate Sauce is a Must!

And since Grier Woolworth says you have to have chocolate sauce to dip them in, I made a quick sauce by heating about 1/4 cup of half & half in the microwave and poured it over about 5 dark chocolate Promises, and four Hershey’s Kisses and stirred until smooth. None of those weird chocolate-flavored wafer melting thingys, yuck, use some real chocolate, or chocolate chips!

I didn’t have a large piping bag and tip, or a big vat of oil, so I made them on a much smaller scale. I can only imagine how good they would have been in a deep fryer, and large enough to poke a hole into and fill with caramel sauce, but these little golden churros drizzled with chocolate and caramel were so good, that my husband actually came into the kitchen to steal them!

Recipes used for Sweet Potato Churros with Caramel and Chocolate Sauce

I was inspired to make these sweet treats by these two of my Favorite FoodieBooks! If you read them, let me know if you love them as much as I do! I doubt you’ll find me frying any more goodies soon, but once in a blue moon is ok!

If you like these sweet treats, try my Bacon, Peanutbutter, and Banana Breakfast Cookies, inspired by Bailey Cates!

*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Support your favorite food bloggers by rating or liking our recipes, or start your Amazon shopping from a link on a food blog. The blogger receives a small commission, at NO cost to you. 

Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas!

heart shaped valentines day side dish
Lemon Ginger
roasted buttery Heart shaped potatoes for Valentines Day

One of my favorite Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas is these Adorable Heart-Shaped Lemon Ginger Roasted Sweet Potatoes! You can serve them plain, add whatever flavor you like, or make these Lemon Ginger Roasted Sweet Potato Hearts. Depending on the size of your potatoes, you’ll need 2-3 sweet potatoes, a cookie-cutter, (smaller in diameter than your sweet potatoes) butter, a fresh lemon, fresh ginger, brown sugar, and a bit of olive oil. (Salt, optional)

Read more