Holiday Dishes – Sweet Potatoes

My favorite Thanksgiving food is sweet potatoes.  My first memory of sweet potatoes was not from my mother’s Thanksgiving meal, but from my Aunt Bobby.  We did not normally get together with the Pratts, but we did one Thanksgiving and I remembered the sweet potatoes!

My Aunt Bobby was from West Virginia so she had some different foods on the table.  These sweet potatoes were in half an orange with a  toasted marshmallow on the top.  After that wonderful treat, I wanted my mother to do them for the next Thanksgiving, but she did not.

I have not always made sweet potatoes for our Thanksgivings because I am the only one who likes them.  I have had sweet potatoes many ways at church Thanksgivings or at work Holiday parties.   Two of my favorites are Sweet Potato Soufflé and Yams ‘n Cranberry Casserole.  They both have sugar in them.  I am not a food scientist so do not know if you can just substitute agave syrup or not.  BUT the good news for me this Thanksgiving, I found a recipe for the sweet potatoes in the orange shell.  No added sugar!  Here  is the link:

Mimi’s Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups Recipe on


About Marilyn

I am a "retired senior" (I've been a school librarian and library tech for a government research facility) who is now pursuing a dream of a home business sewing bags of all sorts, crafting and being the creative person I have always wanted to be. I grew up in the center of Illinois and dreamed of actually living back in the state of Colorado where I was born and lived till the age of 7. That dream came true when I met my husband of 43 years while working together in Estes Park. I am interested in alternative medicine, continuing the good health I've always had, while returning to the pre-processed food era of: eating well, losing weight, and using products that do not harm the environment, me, my family and friends. I am for labeling GMO’s, using sustainable products, organics and finding solutions to everyday problems, like colds and sore muscles, using natural remedies. I have a positive attitude that has helped through a very hard year and will bring forth a life that will be full and happy. My family is wonderful and I am a happy lady, wife, mother, and grandma.

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