Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Two family favorites

Well, the last post was silly--- so I thought I would post two of our
favorite family holiday recipes.
They are easy and they always bring rave reviews.
The first is for a sweet potatoe dish. Honestly it is more like a desert. But, once you have had it you will just have to make it again. They will make you!!

Sweet Potato Dish
(this doubles easy)
3 cups mashed sweet potato (canned works great)
1 cup sugar(you can use 3/4 cup)
1/2 t salt
1/3 stick butter
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 t vanilla

Mix ingredients and pour into greased baking dish. Mix together and put on top.
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 flour
1/3 stick butter
Bake for 35 minutes for 350

You can actually cook this off the day before and reheat the day of. Don't be put off if the top does not appear crunchy-it will harden as it cools. The topping will ending up being crunchy a nice combination with the mashed sweet potato. Now the next is a great pie. It is easy and you don't have to bake it. If you love cheese cake you will love this. You can use a preprepared graham cracker crust or buy the crumbs and prepare according to directions on the box. We have used cherry topping, blueberry and strawberry to top this pie. Double the recipe and do one of both.

Berry Cheese Pie

1 (9") graham cracker crumb crust
1 (8oz) package cream cheese softened
1 (14oz) can condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 t vanilla
1 (21oz) cherry pie filling

To make 2 pies, I double everything but the cream cheese. (For the picture I will share-- I doubled everything.) In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk until smooth. Stir in lemon juice an vanilla. Pour into crust. Chill at least 3 hours. Top with desired amount of pie filling.

I wanted to do something a little different this time. So I pulled out one of my clear glass dishes and layered the pie. It was very easy. I used graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and a little sugar. I started with that on the bottom, cream cheese mixture and then blueberry pie filling. Then I started the layers all over again and then topped it with strawberry pie filling. I continued the layers and topped it off with one of the fillings.
It is made and in the frig. It will be fine until Thursday.
Don't make the graham cracker mixture to thick or it will be hard to get through.
Cool isn't it?
See Mom, it worked out great.

I will probably be off line for a few days. Tomorrow I will be making trips with Paw Paw to the doctor and then finishing up my cooking.
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Day.
And for those of you who have already celebrated Thanksgiving--
Have a great blessed day!
See you Sunday or Monday.
Going to spend sometime with my man and children at the farm.
Love you guys!
Look forward to catching up when I get back.


Karen said...

Oh this looks fabulous. May the presence of God be so with you Sharon and your family, may you have thanksgiving pouring from your lips and laughter as you cook and eat together. May he watch over you all and Paw Paw at his appointments. Much love to you xxx

Pastor Lisa said...

OMG this looks wonderful! I'm saving the recipe!

Denise said...

This looks beyond yummy sis. Praying for your thanksgiving to be filled with beautiful blessings. I am also praying for paw paws appointments. I love you.

Edge of Design said...

Sharon: I hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful that I have you as a my new "blog" friend. You encourage me with your posts and your comments more than you are aware. His light shines brightly through you. Be encouraged today!

dewey said...

It certainly does! Looks cool, and we are really looking forward to eating some of it tomorrow.

Love ya,

Mary said...


I am going to make that for hubby and the boys. It looks delicious.

Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...


I actually needed this recipe

thank you

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving, dearie! :o)

BunnyGirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sharon.
Hope you have a wonderful time.
Gotta love the pic of that Berry dessert, my mouth is watering!

Dee said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm...looks/sounds yummy! Eat some for me okay? Hope you have a great celebration today! D

Deb said...

Oh I have to try that berry desert, thank you it looks yummy!!

Nise' said...

Your Sweet Potatoe recipe is exactly like mine! Love it.. I could just eat the top with a little bit of the potatoes! Yummy.

Jessie said...

The pie looks great! I will have to try this.

It is so funny to see your recipe for the sweet potato dish. My Granny passed down her recipe to me. We call it sweet potato crunch. The only difference is we use 1/2 milk instead of evaporated milk. I will have to try the evaporated next time. Everyone LOVES my Granny's recipe and always asks for it when I take it anywhere.