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Friday, November 27, 2015

Thankful!

Here is Thanksgiving dinner. I was a little under the weather, so I didn't go to the big feast, but fortunately, a plate was brought to me. YAY. I sent along the Sweet Potato Casserole, it was a new recipe that I found online and tried. Very good.




Sweet Potato Casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour, 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour, 45 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Made with mashed roasted sweet potatoes and a crunchy pecan topping with an ooey gooey melted marshmallow center!
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or more, to taste
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For the topping
  • 1 1/4 cup cornflakes cereal, crushed  (I used Frosted Flakes)
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place potatoes onto prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 1 hour. Let cool before peeling.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch pie plate or coat with nonstick spray.
  • To make the topping, combine cornflakes, pecans and brown sugar. Stir in butter until well combined; set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat sweet potatoes, butter, sugar, milk, eggs, vanilla and salt on medium-high until well combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add sweet potato mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with cornflakes mixture around the outside of the dish, leaving room in the center.
  • Place into oven and bake until the topping is golden, about 20 minutes. Add marshmallows to the middle and bake until lightly golden on top, an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.  (adapted from Some Kitchen Stories)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Disney Halloween Tablescape!












This is a halloween tablescape already for my halloween guests. This one is for the kids!