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HI!

I'm Kristin.  I am a wife, aspiring designer, Christian and for now a SAHM.  My husband and I are parents to two darling little boys named Dylan Archer and Kyler Jude.  I created this space to document my family's adventures and lessons I've learned along the way.  The Mom Jungle is a modern interpretation of both the family newsletter and scrapbook.  

SOUTHERN SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

SOUTHERN SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday.  I think it's because it involves family, faith (thankfulness is a Christ-like attribute), and food but without the materialism and consumerism of the Christmas season.  I should note that in Canada our Thanksgiving happens in October so Black Friday doesn't take place the next day as the juxtaposition of Thanksgiving and Black Friday is extremely ironic. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 states, "gives thanks in all circumstances..."  There is always something to be grateful for and I love how this holiday encourages us to slow down and reflect on the blessings in life.

Food is one of the aspects I love about holidays and this year I made this Southern Sweet Potato Casserole.  Luckily, it was a huge hit!  I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I did.


SOUTHERN SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

PREP TIME:  20 MIN       |        TOTAL TIME:  2 HR 15 MIN

INGREDIENTS (SWEET POTATO FILLING)

  • 2 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes (about 7 medium potatoes)
  • 2 TB butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

INGREDIENTS (TOPPING)

  • 1 1/4 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 TB brown sugar
  • 2 TB butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to  400° F
  • Filling:
    • Bake sweet potatoes (wash and pierce with knife) for 1 hour or until tender
    • Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes
    • Remove skin and mash well
    • Add butter + brown sugar + milk + egg + salt + vanilla extract to sweet potatoes and whip with electric beater
    • Pour into greased 11 x 7 baking dish
  • Topping:
    • Mix cornflakes + pecans + brown sugar + butter
    • Sprinkle over sweet potato filling in diagonal rows (about 2 inches apart)
    • Bake at 350° F for 30 min and let stand for 10 min
    • Sprinkle marshmallows in alternate rows and bake for 10 min or until toasted
 My mom is the "hostess with the mostess!"

My mom is the "hostess with the mostess!"

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