Menu: Sweet Potato Casserole

sweet potato casseroleHi there! Sunshine here, cooking up the yums.

My sweetheart has a sweet tooth. I guess I do, too, but not like Matt. Can you commiserate? I made him this casserole once and he was hooked. It’s the perfect treat.

Sunshine’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep: 15 minutes ♦ Bake: 15 minutes ♦ Difficulty: Easy as pie ♦ 7 Servings

Gather: 1 tsp vanilla extract. ½ cup dark brown sugar. ½ stick of butter. 1 tsp cinnamon. 1 sprinkle nutmeg. About 14 marshmallows.

Begin by finding two sweet potatoes. Or one sweet potato and one yam. I usually like one white and one gold. Funny story. There’s this gorgeous produce lady at our neighborhood market. Having found these sweet potatoes on my own, I asked her where I might find the yams. She said, “they’re the same thing.” No they’re not. But I didn’t have a strong case right then. Of course Honeybee adamantly objected when I told him later on. So next time I was at the market I went up to her and told her of our internet research findings and, well, she was not amused. Heh.

 DSC_9374 So anyway, peel those ‘taters. Cut into large cubes.DSC_9385 DSC_9393 Boil for 10 minutes. They’ll be perfectly mashably tender, but not too-too soft. Drain excess water, then mash with specialized potato masher or, you know, a fork.DSC_9407

Add butter, vanilla,  cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg. Place in casserole dish. You can prep this dish up to this point if you want. Just refrigerate and save until just after dinner, then have fresh dessert. Or you can forge ahead and have dessert now. I want it now. Bake at 350 for ten minutes. Then remove from oven and top with marshmallows. DSC_9417 Bake 3 minutes with the marshmallows on just to warm them up and melt em a little. You can see mine are these giant heart-shaped ones that took a little extra melting.DSC_9424 Remove from oven again and sprinkle your marshmallows with a little extra cinnamon as you heat your broiler. This time you’ll want to watch them as the marshmallows turn perfectly golden. DSC_9427 Again, you’re really gonna wanna pay attention. I’ve made this recipe before and still burned em! If that happens you can just scrape em off and try again. It’s foolproof!DSC_9430 If I had to name this color it would be delicious. DSC_9431 I usually  set two marshmallows (and all the sweet potato deliciousness underneath) per serving. It just feels right. DSC_9435

Now we get to the hard part. The hard part being, of course, not eating it all by yourself with giant wooden spatula.

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Well folks, thanks for stopping in on my first official Menu post at the new site address. I’m still working to bring over recipes from the old site, but keep an eye out. They’ll be up soon.



Author: Brianna Wray

I'm an artist in Seattle just living the dream.

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