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Am I the only person in complete disbelief over how quickly Thanksgiving crept up on us this year? The busier we get, the faster things fly by! With several Thanksgiving and Friendsgivings coming up, I foresee myself spending a lot of time in the kitchen! Because I’m a busy work-at-home mom with 2 kids, I’m always looking for easy but yummy recipes to make for Thanksgiving, and easy ways to decorate our house for when I’m the one hosting. That’s why I wanted to show all of you both an easy recipe, as well as some Thanksgiving home décor tips!
To prepare for our upcoming Thanksgiving event, I headed over to Beall’s Outlet. Here I was able to get essentials for the tablescape, as well as pick up some cooking items that I needed for this recipe. Beall’s has the best prices and I found everything and then some! The home décor is super cute and perfect for the holidays – I really loved the turkey I picked up that ended up being our centerpiece. Now that I’m stocked up on Thanksgiving and harvest, I’m itching to go back to get a jumpstart on the rest of my holiday décor needs!
The recipe I decided to make for this is really easy but seriously one of my favorite tasting recipes ever – sweet potato casserole. It’s sweet potatoes with all the good stuff added in. You know what I mean – sugar, butter, nuts, marshmallows, etc. It really doesn’t get any better. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving side dish.
So here’s what you need:
3-4 Sweet Potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
1/3 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Pecans
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
And here’s what you do:
(1) Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F and spray a medium sized casserole dish.
(2) Add both the water and sweet potatoes to a medium sized pot and steam over medium heat for 20 minutes.
(3) In a mixing bowl mash the steamed sweet potatoes along with brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 of the pecans until well combined.
(4) Distribute sweet potato mixture evenly to the bottom of a casserole dish. Top with a layer of the leftover pecans, and finally with a layer of the mini marshmallows.
(5) Bake for 25 minutes and broil for an additional minute. Allow to cool, then serve and enjoy!
What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? I’d love to hear all about them below!