Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Only 20 Things You'll Ever Need To Know How to Cook...Part 5

We continue with Glamour's twenty recipes with a recipe for Your Signature Cocktail and Sweet Potato Puree. If you missed the first three parts, check them all out here

Your signature cocktail

For this I always suggest starting with a basic martini (3 parts vodka to 1 part dry vermouth), then, to customize, add 1 tbsp. of whatever flavor liqueur you'd like: Poire William for pear, Chambord for raspberry, Grand Marnier for orange. Cheers!

Sweet potato puree

This is the ultimate side dish. My favorite way to serve it is with fish on top; I love the color contrast. How to make it: Roast 3 sweet potatoes in a 400°F oven for 45 minutes. Let cool, then peel. Use a food processor or potato masher to puree potatoes with 2 tbsp. butter and 1 cup warmed milk. Serves 4.