Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole has replaced the canned yam/marshmallow dish that was served at Thanksgiving when I was a child.  I received this recipe from a good friend.  It is delicious.


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Sweet Potato Casserole
Course side dishes
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 3-4 sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted
Course side dishes
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 3-4 sweet potatoes cooked and mashed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted
Instructions
  1. Peel and cook sweet potatoes until tender.
  2. Mash sweet potatoes after cooking. Mix together sweet potatoes, sugar, milk, eggs, salt, vanilla and cinnamon using an electric mixer.
  3. Pour mixture into 1-1/2 quart casserole dish.
  4. Mix together flour, brown sugar, pecans and butter. Spread over potatoes.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is almost hard.
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Scalloped Corn

This is one of the side dishes that was served in my husband’s home when he was a child.


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Scalloped Corn
Course side dishes
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 2 cans cream style corn
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup saltine crackers crushed
Course side dishes
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 2 cans cream style corn
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup saltine crackers crushed
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients, except 1/2 cup crushed saltines.
  2. Place in a baking dish. Sprinkle crushed saltines on top.
  3. Bake at 350 for 1-1/2 hours or until top is lightly browned.
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Cranberry Orange Relish

I found this recipe in Cooking Light magazine several years ago and alternate making it with cranberry orchard salad for Thanksgiving.


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Cranberry Orange Relish
Course side dishes
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange peeled, quartered and seeded
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grand mariner or other orange flavored liqueur
Course side dishes
Cuisine Thanksgiving
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange peeled, quartered and seeded
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grand mariner or other orange flavored liqueur
Instructions
  1. Combine cranberries and orange in food processor and pulse until chopped.
  2. Combine cranberry/orange mixture, sugar, walnuts and gran mariner.
  3. Let stand for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Cover and store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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Thanksgiving Traditions

I try to eat healthy during the year and tweak some of my old favorites to make them healthier.  But for the Thanksgiving meal I still enjoy my food traditions, no matter how healthy they are.  This is one of the recipes my mom made that I enjoyed.

 


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Thanksgiving Traditions
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup ground fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 pkgs (3 oz.) each jello orange flavor
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 orange peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped coarse
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup ground fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 pkgs (3 oz.) each jello orange flavor
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 orange peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped coarse
Instructions
  1. Chop fresh cranberries in food processor or chop by hand. Place cranberries in a small bowl and mix together with sugar.
  2. Dissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water. Add cold water, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves. Chill until thickened.
  3. Fold in cranberries, chopped orange and walnuts. Mix together.
  4. Spoon into a 6-cup mold or glass serving dish.
  5. Chill until firm.
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