Mwah hah hah hah! (Insert your favorite evil laugh here.) Do you like cinnamon toast? These jack-o-lantern snacks are the sweet potato Halloween version of cinnamon toast. They start out like baked sweet potato fries, and then they are dunked in melted butter, and take a tumble in cinnamon sugar. That’s it! Sweet potatoes, butter, cinnamon, sugar.
Endive is one of my guilty pleasures. It’s more expensive than regular lettuce, but it’s so delicate, and has such a wonderful, just lightly bitter flavor, I just can’t resist a splurge once in a while. This is a quick and easy salad recipe, chopped endive tossed with chopped pears, walnuts, and crumbled gorgonzola, and drizzled with oil and vinegar. Perfect for the fall. If you don’t have access to endive, feel free to substitute butter lettuce. Some of the other lettuces in the chicory family would work as well—curly endive, escarole, frisee, radicchio. By the way, my French friends in the area insist that the endive we grow here in Northern California is less bitter, and more exquisite than what you find in Europe. So enjoy!