Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

By contributing writer Kristia

If you’re looking for a  side dish for your Thanksgiving Day menu, give this Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole a try. The combination of maple, pecans and sweet potatoes is tasty and delicious and makes you think you are eating dessert for dinner. The recipe is easy to prepare, so you can be with your family on Thanksgiving instead of spending all of your time in the kitchen.

Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ -3 pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a pan and cover with water. Place lid on pan and bring water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook potatoes until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pan.
  3. Add the butter, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla and mash the sweet potatoes using a potato masher.
  4. Spoon the sweet potatoes into a 11 x 7 inch pan that is coated with butter or non-stick spray.
  5. Sprinkle the pecans on top of the sweet potatoes.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
http://thehappyhousewife.com/cooking/maple-pecan-sweet-potato-casserole/

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Sage Sausage Stuffing

My favorite part of holiday dinners is the stuffing. The turkey and mashed potatoes are great, but stuffing has always been my first love. :)

My mom has a stuffing recipe that I love, simple, delicious, and easy to make. The only thing I don’t like about my mom’s recipe is that it calls for twelve cups of cubed bread.

I’m all about home cooked food, especially on the holidays, but I’m also always looking for ways to make holiday meal prep faster and simpler. Cutting up two loaves of bread is not simple.

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Well folks, my stuffing problems have been solved! Pepperidge Farm (oh how I love them) makes an unseasoned cubed stuffing. No more cutting up bread and letting it sit out over night to get stale. Now I cut open a bag of Pepperidge Farm unseasoned cubed stuffing and I’m ready to start making my favorite recipe.

This is so genius! I mean who cares if you buy a loaf of bread at the store and spend 20 minutes cutting it up yourself or buy a bag of unseasoned cubed stuffing? Not one single person. With the time you save you can bake another pie!

Sage Sausage Stuffing

Sage Sausage Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1/2 pound sage sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 12 cups of Pepperidge Farm bread cubes
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • Thyme, rosemary, basil, celery seed, parsley to taste.
  • 1 cup turkey or chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Cook sausage in a large sauce pan until done.
  2. Add butter to the cooked sausage in the sauce pan.
  3. Add and sauté thin slices of celery and chopped onions.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. In a large bowl mix in sausage mixture with 12 cups Pepperidge Farm unseasoned bread cubes.
  6. Mix in poultry seasoning, thyme, rosemary, basil, celery seed, and parsley to taste.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add chicken broth to moisten to your taste.
  9. Cover and bake 350 for 30 minutes.
http://thehappyhousewife.com/cooking/sage-sausage-stuffing/

Are you a stuffing fan? Share your favorite stuffing in the comments for a chance to win samples of new Pepperidge Farm Unseasoned Stuffing.  Giveaway ends November 18, 2013.

I’ve been compensated by Pepperidge Farm to share my recipe and give away some unseasoned stuffing cubes. All opinions and pie crumbs are my own. 


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Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

By contributing writer Andrea Green

This recipe for rosemary and garlic roasted red potatoes is one of our family’s favorites. In fact, I think I could serve these every night and my family would never tire of it. So if you are looking for an easy side dish that is suitable to serve alongside any meat, give this recipe a try.

The smell of these potatoes roasting permeates the whole house. I love that smell of rosemary. It always makes me drool.

This recipe calls for sprinkling the potatoes with salt and pepper. I have a great kitchen shortcut I use when seasoning my food that makes this step a snap. Check it out and see if it doesn’t help cut down your kitchen prep time.

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Red Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Roast Red Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 to 5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Scrub potatoes and dice into 1 inch pieces. Place pieces in large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together crushed garlic and olive oil. Pour over potatoes and toss.
  4. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a large pan with sides. Strip needles off rosemary sprigs and sprinkle over potatoes.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Use a spatula to toss potatoes. Bake an additional 20 minutes or just until potatoes are nicely browned.
  6. Serve hot.
http://thehappyhousewife.com/cooking/rosemary-and-garlic-roasted-red-potatoes/

I hope you enjoy our family’s favorite side dish as much as we do.

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Chili Cheese Waffles

Fall means football, and football means some yummy, fun snack time food to share with family and friends. This week’s waffle challenge was football inspired food and chili immediately came to mind.

Every year, the coming of fall brings us one of our favorite events, a chili cook-off. We head over to see friends in West Virginia and spend the day taking hay rides, visiting with friends, and of course eating way too much chili.

One of my favorite ways to eat chili is on waffle fries, so I decided I would try chili on a waffle and I wasn’t disappointed!

Chili Cheese Waffles

Chili Cheese Waffles

Ingredients

  • Eggo Waffles
  • Favorite Chili Recipe
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Green Onions
  • Ranch Dressing

Instructions

  1. Toast waffles according to directions on the package.
  2. Place waffles on a cookie sheet.
  3. Top with chili, cheese, and green onions.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with ranch dressing on the side.
http://thehappyhousewife.com/cooking/chili-cheese-waffles/


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