Writer’s Workshop: Thanksgiving Recipe Sweet Potato Casserole

I’ve never eaten a sweet potato…well…I have now, but before today it’s never happened. After searching the web high and low I finally found a dish to bring to Thanksgiving dinner that I was certain none of my sisters or brothers would be cooking up.

I have to admit…this video was my sole inspiration for my choice:

(Click here for inspiring video).

Take a look at me and the kids making our own Sweet Potato Casserole. You can’t ask for a better Thanksgiving Recipe!:

(Click here for my video).

4 pounds sweet potatoes
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup brown sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
⅔ cup milk

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup butter, melted
1.5 cup pecans, chopped

Rinse, peel and chop the sweet potatoes into roughly 1 inch pieces. Boil potatoes for 25 minutes. Drain.

Return the potatoes to a large bowl. Add butter and brown sugar and mash the potatoes. Mix eggs, vanilla and milk in a separate bowl and then combine with potatoes.

Place the mixture into a buttered 13” by 9” casserole dish.

In a small bowl, combine remaining brown sugar, flour, pecans, and melted butter.

Spread over the top of the casserole and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

Now it’s your turn!

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Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.)  Share a Thanksgiving recipe you will be cooking up this week.

2.) What traditions do you carry on with your family each year?

3.) A favorite Thanksgiving memory.

4.) Write a poem about something you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.

5.) Who is cooking the turkey you will be eating for Thanksgiving this year? Share a memory that makes you smile when you think of this person.


  1. says

    The Linky’s Up Early! The Linky’s Up Early! I can relate to video difficulties but that’s a story for another day. Happiest of Thanksgivings to you!!!

  2. jo@blog-diggidy says

    your casserole looks fabulous! :) i took green bean casserole! hope you had a great thanksgiving!! <3

    • says

      You know Jen, those Sweet Potatoes were positioned awfully close to the “yams” is all I’m sayin.

      For what it’s worth the casserole was still really good! (Even if no one touched it at the dinner table. *I* know in my heart that it was delicious.)