Sunday, November 22, 2009


Michelle R.

2 eggs
1/2 c. sugar
4 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
3 c. sweet potatoes, mashed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix these ingredients together and blend well. Spread mixture into a 9x13 inch pan. Crumble the following in a separate bowl:

1/2 c. brown sugar
4 T. butter, softened
1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. oats
1/2 c. pecans, coarsely chopped

Sprinkle this mixture on top of sweet potatoes. Bake for 30 minutes.

Sweet Potatoes

Amy D.

I like to make up a side dish of half sweet potatoes mashed and half regular mashed potatoes.

I just cut up fresh raw potatoes (unpeeled) and steam them, mash them up really well adding butter and milk to taste.

Some days I add more butter or milk, just depending upon how well they have been mashed.

If the sweet potato is fresh, the skin won’t be tough at all.

I also like to do baked sweet potatoes. After they’ve been baked in the oven, I split them open and slather them with unsalted sweet cream butter and cinnamon. No need for sugar if they are fresh sweet potatoes.

North Carolina Sweet Potato Casserole

Brenda R.

7 cooked sweet potatoes, mashed
1/2 stick butter, melted (1/4 cup)
dash salt
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. cinnamon (or use 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice)
mini marshmallows
 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Combine and place in greased casserole dish and top with 1/3 cup brown sugar, miniature marshmallows (enough to cover the top), then the pecans on top of marshmallows. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

Praline Yams

Brenda R.

40 oz. can yams, drained
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
marshmallows as desired (optional)

Heat oven to 350. Place drained yams in ungreased 2 quart (like an 8x8) casserole dish. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients (except marshmallows); blend well. Sprinkle over yams. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes. May add marshmallows for last 5 minutes of baking.

Watergate Salad

Brenda R.

1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) pistachio flavor instant pudding
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, in juice, undrained
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups thawed cool whip

Combine marshmallows, dry pudding mix, pineapple and nuts in large bowl.
Stir in cool whip. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Party Mashed Potatoes

Jennifer S.

cooking spray
7 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 sticks butter (12 TBS)
2 tsp. garlic salt
2 tsp. onion salt
2 8-oz pkgs cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
1 12-oz can evaporated (NOT sweetened condensed) milk
1 16-oz container of sour cream
1 15.3-oz pkg instant mashed potatoes (9 cups)
cooked bacon, crumbled
chopped green onions
cheddar cheese, grated

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray.
Heat water, butter, garlic salt and onion salt to boiling. Remove from heat.
Add cream cheese, evaporated milk and sour cream, stir until cream cheese dissolves.
Stir in potato flakes until well combined. Spread in prepared baking dish.
Bake 1 hour until bubbly around edges and golden brown on top. Sprinkle top with paprika, bacon, onions and cheese. Bake some more until cheese is melted.

Party Mashed Potatoes

Jennifer S.