How Do You Like Your Sweets?

We love sweet potatoes and not just at Thanksgiving which is about a month away! I do admit to enjoying sweet potato casserole with crushed pineapple and topped with toasted marshmallows just like my Mom used to make. Hey, this was always on our table and the family still loves it this way. 😊

Fresh dug sweet potatoes at North Union Farmers Market at Shaker Square, Shaker Heights, OH

Sweet potatoes 🍠 are a yummy comfort food that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack. This root vegetable is packed with flavor and can be cooked ahead of time and kept refrigerated until ready to use. It does not require a lot of work to turn this humble veggie into a satisfying meal.

 Merrifield Holiday Market in McLean, Virginia.

Why not bake up a few sweet potatoes whenever your oven is already in use? Wrap each potato in foil in a 350 degree oven for approximately 40-50 minutes until they are soft and can be easily pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven and let cool. Store in a resealable plastic bag or glass container in the refrigerator (up to five days) until ready to use.

Reheat a precooked sweet potato in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes.

Stuck on what to eat for breakfast? Slit open a cooked sweet potato across the top and spoon in yogurt, cottage cheese or crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup. Top with a handful of granola or chopped nuts. 

If you enjoy your sweet potatoes mashed, try blending a cup into your favorite cornbread recipe for a moist and delicious bread.

What are your favorite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes?

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