Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Home for the Holidays Blog Hop! #Giveaway

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What does it mean to be home for the holidays?

Is it the food, the people or your family?

For some it is one thing, for others it could be many. As for myself it is everything. It really doesn't have to be all at once it just has to be one thing.
When I was younger home for the holidays really was home. I had to be at my grandparents house having dinner with them. When I got older it was parents house as my mother took over all the cooking.

Now that I have my own family it is a little different. It is about the food and the memories that I can help my own children create.
As a kid and even as an adult I LOVE sweet potato casserole. I can remember as a child calling my aunt to make sure she made it. I am not sure what she did to it but for some reason I had to have her sweet potato casserole, non other would do.

Still to this day I love sweet potato casserole and it yummy goodness

4 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes 
1 cup granulated sugar 
1/2 cup butter, softened 
1/4 cup milk 
2 large eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 1/4 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed 
1/4 cup chopped pecans 
1 tablespoon brown sugar 
1 tablespoon butter, melted 
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows 

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake sweet potatoes at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Let stand until cool to touch (about 20 minutes); peel and mash sweet potatoes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°. 
2. Beat mashed sweet potatoes, granulated sugar, and next 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. 
3. Combine cornflakes cereal and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over casserole in diagonal rows 2 inches apart. 
4. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows in alternate rows between cornflake mixture; bake 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 

I hope you enjoy it.

That is something I often think about when writing. What memories are my characters creating. Memories are important to us. They help us grow, learn and achieve.

In my book Bounty for Love Tess and Alek learn what it means to create memories. They have to work at it. I loved that about Tess and Alek. There is a reason for them making memories, wanting memories of family traditions.

Be sure to get your copy of Bounty for Love so you too can learn why they must create memories.


  1. THank you. awesome recipe. Holidays mean, family, food and bickering lol

  2. I love sweet potato casserole! Yours looks really good!

  3. I haven't had sweet potato casserole in years. I just might have to try this!

  4. Love sweet potato casserole, but my husband isn't a big marshmallow fan. Maybe I can convince him to try it again!
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. Thank you for the recipe. Can't wait to try it. Donna

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and for joining the giveaway!

  7. I've got to try the recipe. I love sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway.

  8. Thank you for the amazing giveaway. I love mashed potatoes and pumpkin

  9. I love sweet potatoes... Thanks for being part of the hop.

  10. Recipe looks great... now just need to convince hubby to like sweet potato:)

  11. Great recipe Thanks~ Kera M

  12. yumm!! Nikki McCarver

  13. Sweet Potato anything is Always a fav of Thanks for the recipe.
    Big Hugs

    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

    1. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds delicious. I like the way you decorated the top.
      Your book sounds really good and I have added it to my TBR list.

  14. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  15. Sweet Potatoes! The kids love sweet potatoes.

  16. Yummy recipe!

  17. I've always been too nervous to try sweet potatos, but this looks good, thank you!

  18. Hubby loves this, but I have never made it. I may need to give this a go. Thanks. delphinareadstoomuch at

  19. Gotta try this since I love sweet potatotoes.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  20. Not a big fan of sweet potato's but my family are so I might try this for them! Sounds like a very interesting book! Thanks

  21. Marshmallows + sweet potato = holidays! Love them. Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. I'm not exactly sure what to say. I've never heard of this recipe before.
    I really want to thank everyone that is participating in this giveaway. I think it's a wonderful thing you're all doing. It shows that theirs people who still have hearts out there. Thank you.

  23. I use to hate sweet potatoes as a kid. Now though I love them any way you cook them, but especially as a dessert.
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  24. Great hop, thanks.
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  25. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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  26. Sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Wishing you a wonderful and magical holiday season. evamillien at gmail dot com

  27. I love sweet potatoes!

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  28. It's amazing the way certain recipes just become the taste of the holiday. My family has a few casseroles various people require, as it just wouldn't be the holidays without it!

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  29. I've never had sweet potato casserole! But I'd love to sit down and have it with the man on your cover ;)

    liz at fictional candy dot com

  30. Hi! Huh. How different! Ive never heard of sweet potato casserole. Sounds interesting. Something to put on my try list! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  31. I love sweet potato casserole.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  32. Sorry I missed your giveaway, different time zones, thanks for the recipe and hop. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season. koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

  33. Thank you for participating in the hop! :)
    Sorry I'm late.
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  34. I've never really liked sweet potatoes, so I can't say that this recipe intrigues me. But I am so enjoying reading about everyone's holiday foods :-)

    Thank you for being part of this hop!

  35. Thanks for being part of the hop. mrscrabbyfan(at)gmail(dot)com