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Friday, December 5, 2014

Family Favorite!

When I  am making a holiday dinner for my family, I generally make the same things every year.  I might try a new recipe once in a while, or I might take a break from one (for example…this year, I skipped the 7 layer salad, and disappointed my niece.  Sorry, MadiLou!  I will for sure make it next year!)

There is one item on the menu, however, that will cause a revolt if I skip it.  All of my kids (except one), and my hubby, and my sister just LOVE sweet potato casserole.  I like it, too.   This is one holiday recipe that will be on my table every single time.  The main course may switch from turkey to ham, and the salads may be switched up a bit, but this one…it will be there!  It’s SO good!

I decided to add some of the family favorite holiday recipes to the blog, for the sake of my children (um…Rachel) who might want to replicate a holiday dinner “like mom used to make”.

I guess I will have to update the blog next year, when I actually TAKE a picture of the sweet potato casserole! But for now, the recipe alone will have to do.

  • 3 large cans sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 - 1/3 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3 T. melted butter
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon


  • 1/3 c. softened butter
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • pecans
  • marshmallows

Beat all casserole ingredients together. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Mix brown sugar, butter and flour.  Sprinkle on top.  Top with pecans.  (I usually leave the pecans off) Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.  Top with marshmallows  Bake 10 minutes more.

MMMMmmmmmm….it’s like eating candy…

1 comment:

Hummie B said...

hmmmm! Sounds yummy! You should have included a photo so I could pin it to remember this. Giggle