Sunday, November 8, 2015

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes by Kristin Wallace

We’re fully into November and racing toward Thanksgiving in the U.S. So, I thought I’d share a few recipes you might want to try. A couple of these I posted last year, but maybe you missed it. I’ve also added a new one. Both of my parents cook, but Thanksgiving belonged – still does belong – to my mom. Her family grew up in Kentucky so a lot of our Thanksgiving dishes have Southern roots. It is certainly the case with these recipes.

Sweet Potato Casserole 

3 cups mashed sweet potato
1cup sugar
½ cup milk
1/3 cut butter softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Blend everything together until it is smooth and creamy. Pour into a oven safe baking dish.

1 cup chopped nuts (Use pecans or almonds. I prefer pecans.)
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup melted butter

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until it is moist. If it’s too runny or goopy add a little flour to thicken. Crumble the mixture in chunks on top so it covers the entire surface.

Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes

Smashed Potatoes

What is Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes? We make these in my house every year, and they are  

1 -1½ lbs. of Yukon Gold potatoes (unpeeled)
½ tsp. of salt
4 Tbsp. heavy cream
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. milk
Salt & Pepper

Boil potatoes in a large pot, with a little bit of salt. Cook for about 15-20 minutes until you can poke them easily with a fork.

Drain water and let the potatoes sit for a few minutes. Peel the potatoes, leaving some of the skin on as you go. Cut up potatoes and put them in a large bowl. Add the butter, milk and cream and beat until everything is smooth. Use salt and pepper to taste.

Derby Pie

What's Thanksgiving without pie? The last dish is for Kentucky Derby Pie. If you like chocolate you will love this.

½ cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ cup chocolate chips
¾ cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)
9 inch unbaked pie crust or shell

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into the pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until the top is browned. DEVOUR!

Hope your holiday is DELICIOUS!

Kristin Wallace is the USA Today Best Selling Author of inspirational and contemporary romance, and women’s fiction filled with “Love, Laughter and a Leap of Faith”. Her latest release is Finding You At Christmas, a holiday novella that is part of her Shellwater Key Tales series. Visit Kristin’s website at: Kristin Wallace Author

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1 comment:

  1. I think I gained about 10 pounds reading this, but it was worth it! A family favorite is something my sister found in a magazine years ago, called Yams what Am. The topping includes Special K cereal. Strange but heavenly! These days we stick to plain yams. Getting old is rough, hahaha!