Photo by Bonnie McDonald Dixon

A big bag of organic yams caught my eye at the supermarket. Trying to think outside the sweet recipes my mind went over to savory. What did I have in my freezer and pantry that would compliment the yams? Hot Italian Sausage links, a big organic red onion, and my favorite jar salsa. Oh and fresh Russian Garlic from the local farmers market. Yes, I said to myself that could make a nice dinner.

The best thing is it was fast easy and delicious! I served this with toasted garlic bread. This would also be nice served with rice or noodles.

Make it with your favorite sausage and favorite salsa to make this your special recipe.

Sausage and Yam Skillet

3 links Hot Italian Sausage

4 cups peeled cubed1/2 yams

1 sliced red onion

3-4 garlic cloves chopped up fine

1 cup favorite salsa

Optional: cooked rice or noodles

Fry up the Hot Italian Sausage links on medium heat in frypan till almost done. Add peeled cubed yams and sliced red onion and garlic. Continue cooking till yams are tender and red onion and garlic translucent. Add the salsa.

That’s it. Easy peasy. Delicious too!

Best Garlic Bread Ever

1 baguette, cut into slices, or in half and then into 4 – 6 in pieces

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

2-4 large garlic cloves, diced fine

Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat in cast iron pan. Add chopped garlic saute till just golden. Scoop garlic out of the skillet. Add baguette slices fry till golden. Top slices of bread with garlic tidbits. So yummy.

Make it Vegan.

Use Vegan Italian Sausage. Use all olive oil making garlic bread.