Yam Fries Recipe

Yam Fries

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 2


  • 1 large yam
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425 °F.
  • Peel the yam, cut into wedges, and put in a 9" x 13" casserole dish.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, turning the fries once after about 15 minutes.

Vinaigrette Recipe


Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Crush and dice the garlic.
  • Combine all the ingredients, except salt and pepper, and mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


This vinaigrette tastes good with green salads and Greek salads as well.

Ranch Dip Recipe

Ranch Dip

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish


Ranch Mix

  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  • Mix all the herbs and spices together.
  • Add the sour cream and mayonnaise, and mix.
  • Can be served immediately, but tastes best after sitting overnight.


The dry ingredients can be premixed in much larger quantities and stored in a dry dark place.
Optional: For a slightly healthier alternative, use plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt) instead of sour cream.