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Baked Gnocchi with Smoked Blue Cheese Sauce

After having gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce in Florence, I knew I wanted to re create it at some point. This gnocchi is baked in a creamy blue cheese sauce that is the perfect comfort food. I used a smoked blue cheese, but you can use any type of blue cheese you like. Making the gnocchi takes a little extra time, but store bought gnocchi can definitely be substituted. This dish is great for the upcoming chilly nights as a main dish but would also be  a great side for steak or chicken.

Beer Battered Onion Rings with Roasted Garlic Ranch

These onion rings are perfectly crispy and the homemade ranch dip is just perfect. The batter also has the addition of vodka. I have to admit, all I had was cake flavored vodka and it actually was great. It gave the onion rings a slightly sweet taste. For step by step instructions. visit my YouTube page. This batter is also great for chicken, fish or shrimp!

Sweet Potato Tots

This recipe is very similar to the traditional tots I made for a previous post. The texture is a little softer but they still yield a crunchy exterior. Serve these tots with your favorite condiment. If you want to try something a little different, I have included a recipe for maple chipotle dip which works really well with the sweet potato.