Janet's Notebook
Divine Recipes Transform the Simple Sweet Potato


Sweet Potato Cornbread with Cinnamon Honey Butter


While available year around, I tend to gravitate towards sweet potatoes in the fall. Besides being tasty, they have tons of health benefits. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, D and a great source of magnesium and potassium. So versatile, there are many ways to incorporate them into your cooking.

I can't think of a better way to start the weekend than with a batch of Kathy W.'s Sweet Potato Hash. I love how she pairs sweet potatoes with white potatoes. I never thought about mixing the two of them, but I'm glad Kathy did.

"This is my version of a very versatile dish," shares Kathy. The sweet potato adds a new layer of flavor to an ordinary hash. It works great for breakfast, but I bet this would go nicely with some pork chops too. It's so good!

Thanks to the addition of sweet potatoes, Lisa Smith's Sweet Potato Cornbread with Cinnamon Honey Butter is super moist. "The sweet potatoes give this cornbread a delicious twist," says Lisa. "It is wonderful served with cinnamon butter while still warm."

This cornbread is not overwhelmingly sweet so it will pair nicely with an assortment of recipes. It will be great with a hearty bowl of chili. Or, start your day with a nice slice. The cinnamon butter is optional, but I highly recommend it.

If you're a fan of baking sweet potatoes, I'd suggest trying Megan Todd's Thanksgiving Twice Baked Pumpkin-Sweet Potatoes. "It is an easy recipe with a nice creamy texture and a hint of sweetness," explains Megan. "Add the fresh ginger and they'll be begging for more!"

Megan's recipe is a great way to jazz up ordinary sweet potatoes. The cream cheese makes the whipped sweet potatoes super creamy. Pumpkin, nuts and bacon add punches of flavor and make 'em even better. These will be a great addition to your holiday table and, honestly, would be great year around!

One popular side dish around Thanksgiving is sweet potato soufflé. As tasty as that is, Jessica Silva has taken her basic recipe and turned it into something special! "I make a sweet potato soufflé for the holiday's that I've always said tastes like dessert," says Jessica. "So I wanted to turn it into a dessert and this is what I came up with."

Jessica's Sweet Potato Marshmallow Swirl Cheesecake is worth saving some room after your Thanksgiving meal for. It has the best qualities of cheesecake and pumpkin pie! The sweet potato filling is really creamy and tastes divine thanks to sugar and spices. Then, she swirls a marshmallow mixture throughout the cheesecake. The gingersnap just adds that last bit of spice. This recipe is oh so nice!

Brenda Watts incorporates sweet potato into her Frosted Spicy Sweet Potato Bars. "For as long as I can remember, during the holidays my family has always gotten together to share in our holiday cookies," reminisces Brenda. "One of our favorites are these yummy bars."

The sweet potatoes make for a yummy alternative to pumpkin, but still capture the flavors of the season. These will be great if you're looking for "something sweet" after dinner.

This weekend, get creative and see what sweet potato recipes you can come up with. And make sure to share your recipe!



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16 Comments
1lovetocook1x
Cassie * - Nov 8, 2015
One delicious cake using sweet potatoes and pineapple. Delish!

My Delicious Gingered Sweet Potato Pineapple Cake
1lovetocook1x
Cassie * - Nov 8, 2015
Another delicious hit!

~ Fried Sweet Potatoes ~
1lovetocook1x
Cassie * - Nov 8, 2015
Always have moms sweet potato slices.

Moms Candied Sweet Potatoes & Pineapple
1lovetocook1x
Cassie * - Nov 8, 2015
New for the sweets table this year. Yum!


~ Holiday Mini Sweet Potato Pie Cups ~ So Good!
BlueGinghamApron
Teresa G. - Nov 6, 2015
One of my favorite pies:
KY BOURBON SWEET POTATO PIE
BlueGinghamApron
Teresa G. - Nov 6, 2015
I use leftover sweet potato casserole to make these delicious muffins.
SWEET POTATO MUFFINS
BlueGinghamApron
Teresa G. - Nov 6, 2015
Always on the holiday table: SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
Daelith
M. Bryan - Nov 4, 2015
Love sweet potatoes. Been making this fall favorite for many years.
Sweet Potato Pecan Bread
Suellenh
Suellen Hintz - Nov 4, 2015
Just wanted to say I'm a southern-born woman of a "mature" age and a life-long cook. After moving to Oregon for the very mild weather in Brookings I learned that sweet potatoes are different ... I grew up thinking that's what I was eating but what we had were yams rather than sweet potatoes! My dearest friend was also shocked because she didn't know this either. What the store here presents as a sweet potato has a rather pale skin, much like russets; the interior flesh is darker than that of russets. They sell two different types of yams but I only buy the red garnets, for appearance and flavor. I've never googled this topic but I might, just to check on the store info...lol!
MelBelle
Melanie B - Nov 3, 2015
These are crazy good, especially with a slice of ham in between. Sweet Potato Biscuits , Millie's
MelBelle
Melanie B - Nov 3, 2015
Love to make these with different seasonings.
Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries