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Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

 I had always wanted to try making these with sweet potato gnocchi instead of regular potatoes. This was the first year for making them. Then off to see Santa. Check out my beautiful grandchildren at the end.



Truly not my favorite over regular potato and sauce, but still a nice change. 



My 3 year old grandson and son Curt from +Curts Delectables  helping me
make the gnocchi. That was the fun part, making great memories together.

My latest chef in the family Antonio!


Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

2 large sweet potatoes cooked (I microwaved them, peeled and whipped them till smooth with an electric beater)
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 cups regular all purpose flour
1 egg

I placed all ingredients in a large bowl using an industrial mixer until the soft dough formed around 40 seconds
Roll into ropes, cut 1 inch pieces using a floured board. Using two fingers, press into the cut gnocchi and roll towards you. Place on a large cookie sheet. When all the gnocchi are cut and rolled, place the whole tray in the freezer. Once they are frozen, you can cook them in salted boiling water or place in a freezer bag until ready to cook.

The sauce I prefer to make is simply an herb butter. There are several online with cream, sage, rosemary and nutmeg. I used melted butter with basil, oregano, pinch of rosemary, salt, pepper to taste and a pinch of cinnamon. Toss the boiled pasta into this mixture.

Note: You can double this recipe for larger family gatherings


Antonio Valentino is patiently waiting to go see Santa tonight with his sister, mom, dad, grandma, grandma and uncle.

Talia Ciarra


My hearts <3

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from our house to yours! Many Blessings to all!
(photo Chad, Talia, Jenni, Curt, Nemo, Claudia and Antonio)

Jam Filled Bow Tie Cookies


Jam filled bow tie cookies are addicting!

Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies


These traditionally are made with cream cheese. Our family makes the using butter, flour and egg. They taste more like a delicate tart dough. Similar to a shortbread texture. Our bow tie cookie can be filled with anything from jelly to dates and figs and nutella! You decide what you love. I have even filled them with cinnamon, sugar and walnuts.

Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies


Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies


Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies


1 cup butter 
2 1/2 cups flour
1 egg
Note: If you love the traditional style dough, omit the egg above and add  one 8 ounce package of cream cheese to this recipe that is the biggest difference. 

Assorted jams and fillings, pineapple, raspberry, apricot, blueberry, nutella,  almond paste ( whatever you like)

Garnish: powdered sugar

Mix butter, flour and egg to form soft dough in a heavy mixer. This is easier to use if you refrigerate it for 20 minutes.

Flour a board. Roll dough out. Cut with fluted edge circle cookie cutter. Fill with a little bit of the jam. Fold circle toward the center and pinch to form bows.

Bake at 400 hot preheated oven until set. Around 10 to 15 minutes until slightly golden brown. 

Cool completely on wax paper or parchment paper.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Giving Thanks Recipe Roundup

Each day is a gift we receive.Appreciate everyday we have. Here is my Giving Thanks Recipe Roundup from my beautiful family and I. 
Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers!




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Potatoes and Sour Cream
Bowties with Creamy Garlic
Baby Shells with Meatsauce
Roasted Potatoes with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Amaretto Sweet Potato Casserole
Broccoli and Cheese Casserole
Upstate Utica New York Greens Baked, Fried
Eggplant and Cheesy Casserole
Amaretto Cranberry Sauce
Best Pies
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More Pumpkin recipe links to try!


Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Slow cooker Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice  Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
 Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Soup
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin  and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts