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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Marshmallow Sweet Potato Bake - A Guest Post by MiMi

     My mom made sweet potatoes like this every year.  It's just not Thanksgiving without them.  I've made them other ways too, but always have to make these in addition to them if I do.  Some things are non-negotiable at Thanksgiving. Stove Top stuffing has to be served for my boys.  Kristie must have green bean casserole, Carlee is all about mashed potatoes and gravy and Chloe must have these sweet potatoes.  It's egg noddles for me.  I called my mom to make sure I got this just right.  I know when I asked for the recipe that she would say to get out THE cookbook and look.  She didn't have to tell me she meant the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.  Before we were finished with the next sentence I had it out and the recipe was there.  We make a few changes to that recipe and it suits us perfectly.  I hope you enjoy it too.


Marshmallow Sweet Potato Bake


3 40 ounce cans sweet potatoes in syrup
6 T butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 bag marshmallows

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Butter or spray a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Drain most of the syrup from each can of sweet potatoes.
  4. Pour 1 1/2 cans of potatoes into the baking dish.  Slice the butter into pieces and place half on top of the potatoes.  Sprinkle with half the brown sugar.  Repeat with the remaining potatoes, butter and brown sugar.  
  5. Bake uncovered for about 50 minutes.  It should be bubble.
  6. Place the marshmallows o top and bake until lightly brown.
MiMi's note:   I read the cans and found this interesting.  One of the cans says YAMS: cut sweet potatoes in syrup while the other reads CUT SWEET POTATOES: cut yams in light syrup.  Then I looked at the ingredients and they are the same.  Sweet potatoes, water, corn syrup and sugar.

Carlee's addition to the note:  we debate the differences between yams and sweet potatoes fairly regularly at Thanksgiving.  One year we had out dictionaries and encyclopedias trying to figure it out.  If it comes up this year, I am sure people will just pull out their phones!  Either way we saw this on Facebook recently... we thought this might have solved it but the cans bring it back into question!

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