Very rarely do I come across a book of any kind that excites me to stop what I am doing and examine from cover to cover with a kid in a candy store enthusiasm, nevermind a cookbook. I might have been hyped up on sugar from the fudge that came with the book (page 312), but once it was open, it still captivated my attention. I navigated the mouth-watering pages from cover to cover taking mental notes of all the food I wanted to try before realizing I really should review this one for you guys.
Thank you, Danielle Walker, for writing Celebrations Cookbook to remind all of us that the secret to a happy life is good food, good people, and lots of celebrations. Click on any image to buy the book or click here.
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
- 6 ounces bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
- ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper