Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole – Countdown to Thanksgiving

My grandma used to make a sweet potato casserole like this one.  In fact, this is one of the recipes she sent to me when I was down in Walt Disney World on my College Program.

Then when I married Hubby his dad would make this sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving.

As you can see, this casserole has a lot of memories attached to it.  So when it was time to think about what I was going to make for Thanksgiving, I knew I needed to find a crockpot recipe similar to the casseroles my grandma and father-in-law would make.

This one is one that I’m going to serve for Thanksgiving.  Speaking of Thanksgiving, this is the first year we are going to host the Thanksgiving dinner.  Last year I did most of the cooking but we had it over at my mother-in-law’s house.  This year it is going to be at our house.  Argh!  The problem is we keep inviting people to our little house.  So far we are up to either 11 or 12 if everyone comes.  That may not seem like much but if we get any more we will have to relocate to my mother-in-law’s since she has a little bit more room.

 Sweet Potato CasseroleCrockpot Sweet Potato Casserole

Adapted from Recipes that Crock

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 (40 oz) cans of sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1/3 c. plus 2 Tbsp. butter, melted and divided
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/3 c. plus 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed and divided
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten (Poke the yolks first – It’s easier to beat it after you poke the yolks.)
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour

Steps:

  1. Spray your crock with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes.
  3. Add 1/3 c. melted butter, 2 Tbsp. sugar, and 2 Tbsp. brown sugar.  Mix until well combined.
  4. Add orange juice, eggs, and milk.  Beat until combined.
  5. Place the sweet potato mixture in the crock.
  6. In the bowl you used, combine the 2 Tbsp. Melted butter, 1/3 c. brown sugar, 1/3 c. chopped pecans, and all-purpose flour.
  7. Spread pecan mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.

I used a crockpot casserole dish for this recipe.

Happy Eating,
Traci

Homemade Hot Chocolate – Christmas Making and Baking

This is our family’s newest favorite hot chocolate.  The boys drink it with marshmallows or my homemade whipped cream.  The Imaginative One also loves to sprinkle cinnamon on his hot chocolate.

I’m sure you will love this hot chocolate as much as my family.

Hot Chocolate MixHomemade Hot Chocolate

adapted from Add a Pinch

Stars of the recipe:

  • 3 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. salt

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in an air tight container.

To prepare the hot chocolate:

  1. Pour 1 cup of milk into a mug.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. of the mix.  Stir.
  3. Microwave for 45 seconds.  Stir.
  4. Microwave for 45 more seconds.  Stir.
  5. Enjoy!

We like it with homemade whipped cream and marshmallows.

To make it for a Christmas present:

Place 10 Tbsp. of the mix and 1/2 c. mini marshmallows in a bag with directions on how to prepare the mix.

Happy eating,
Traci