Friday, November 1, 2013

Favorites on the First: Thanksgiving Recipes!

Thanks for stopping by 
for the monthly linky party
Favorites on the First 

Are you ready
to talk about food?

It's November,
and before you know it, it will be time to
start thinking about Turkey Day.

So let's think about our 
R     E     C     I     P     E    S

When I decided on this theme,
I knew that I would have to
 include two recipes.
There is no way
I could choose 
one of these 
over the other ... 
they are both
by our family and friends
and consequently 
their families and friends too.

You may already know of them.
They are not  ancient family secret recipes!

The first  came from
my friend, Sandy,
 a long-time friend and the first person
who ever got me to give a 
sweet potato
a second chance.

(My family served sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving ---
 the common recipe with toasted marshmallows on top, 
and I'm sorry... but at a very early age, just one bite 
and I knew it was not for me.)

 this recipe may just change your mind
if you've had the same experience.

Pecan Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

This version of sweet potatoes
is so yummy -- it's kind of like
what happens when sweet potatoes
and a pecan pies get married.



2   16 oz. cans of drained sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, scrambled
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, softened

Ingredients for Topping:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup butter

Mix first set of ingredients and pour 
into a large buttered shallow baking dish. 
Mix streusel topping until crumbly and spread evenly
over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes uncovered.

Serves 8-10

Now, the next recipe
came from my sweet mother-in-law, Joyce. 
It is one of my children's 
all-time favorites and both of these recipes
are a mainstay at Thanksgiving 
and Christmas dinners. 

It's a popular recipe
and possibly many of you have tried it?

Corn Bread Pudding 

It is so buttery good
and rich and tasty...
you can't help but love it.
It's super easy to make
and turns out great every time.



1 can creamed corn
1 can sweet corn, drained
1 stick butter, melted
1 box Jiffy corn bread mix
8 oz. sour cream

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a 9 x 13"
buttered casserole baking dish. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes 
or until golden brown on top and around the edges.

Serves 8-10

Please come back and share 
some of your
favorite Thanksgiving recipes, ok?
We would love to know what 
one thing (or two)
that makes YOUR holiday feast complete.

Link up below and invite your friends
and followers to join in!


therelishedroost said...

Those look delicious!! what a fun link party to get you in the holiday mood!!

Julie Marie said...

Those both look so yummy Alison!... my sister would always bring the sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving, with the marshmallows and all and I hated them!... now, I buy real sweet potatoes and cook them with brown sugar and cannot get enough of them!... but yours sound reaaallly yummy!... Happy November to you, xoxo Julie Marie (I am hungry now!)...

Karen said...

I will definitely be copying the sweet potato dish. It sounds delicious and like you, I don't care for the roasted marshmallow standard.
Such a fun party, as always.
P.S. a note to follow but I received my prize magazine yesterday, wonderful!

Mary said...

Streusel-topped sweet potato casserole is a family favorite and tradition at our table! We're not fans of the marshmallow either :) Thanks for the delicious Thanksgiving inspiration!

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

I love corn bread pudding. Thanks for the recipe. I can't believe we're talking about Thanksgiving already!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

My mother made yams or sweet potatoes with apples one time. She doesn't remember the recipe!

Anyone have a recipe for that? It was wonderful, and I don't even like sweet potatoes.

Dotti said...

Yesterday I received the copy of Midwest Living from your giveaway.
Your house and decorations are just the best! Thanks so much for a wonderful surprise!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Thanks for hosting this party Alison! I look forward to seeing all the recipes.

Sarah said...

Alison, I never could eat sweet potatoes with the marshmallow topping. I'm a baked or roasted sweet potato kind of gal. Just add some butter, and I'm happy. I look forward to seeing the recipes. Will try to get a link up, but may not happen. '-)

Pamela said...

Those all look super yummy!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Yummy recipes!

Karena said...

Alison I know my family will love this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

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Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

The sweet potato recipe looks divine and I am always looking for new ones, because I can never seem to find one that I love. The corn pudding is a favorite on our Thanksgiving table - it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it!

Have a lovely weekend, Alison! xoxo

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

My grandmother used to make the corn bread pudding, and now I have a recipe! Have a nice weekend!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I do a similar sweet potato casserole, but mash real sweet potatoes and top with streusel topping. YUM! I also made the corn bread recipe once and didn't like it but will try again, maybe I missed and ingredient:)

Lynne said...

I liked both recipes! I copied number one into my Paprika and we will try it this Thanksgiving . . .Thank you!

Our meal is made up of Thanksgiving favorites from each guest. (Guests usually are family members so it makes my planning fairly simple.) It makes for great conversations around the table of remember this and that . . . like, "has mom ever remembered the rolls!"

Happy November days!