IMG_0705 I believe in signs.  As my best friend and I braced ourselves for some competitive shopping over the weekend we came across the new light of my life, the Red KitchenAid Mixer.

This can only mean one thing:

One day, we will be together my love.  Wait for me…

Till that day comes I am left mixing with my hand mixer, or when I’m visiting the folks using my mother’s stand mixer, which is precisely what I did this weekend when I made my Thanksgiving standby Sweet Potato Pie.

I have been making this recipe for sweet potato pie every Thanksgiving since high school.  I don’t know where it came from, and I’m sure it’s changed over the years because every year I’m told it’s the best one yet.

Many a friend has looked at me skeptically as I whipped this bad boy out, but have always left asking for the recipe and have gone on to impress their families and friends with it.

The truth is, it’s easy.  Super easy, taking only a few minutes to whip up.  It is not the most foodie, most complicated concoction out there.  What it is is simple and reliable and I think it’s time I share my secret with you.


Kim’s Sweet Potato Pie

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound canned sweet potatoes in syrup/ 1 can (drained of syrup but not rinsed)
  • 1 item(s) Ready Crust 25% Less-Fat Graham Cracker Ready pie crust
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup(s) unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) maple syrup
  • Approximately 25 large marshmallows cut in half or oodles of mini marshmallows

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Instructions:

Mix everything but the crust and marshmallows. Keep tasting till seasoning is right.

Bake about 40 – 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool.

When ready to serve heat at 400 for 20 minutes, add marshmallows and heat till golden brown and melty, approximately 10 minutes.

It’s not the most labor intensive, foodie-tastic recipe, but it’s easy and reliably delicious and always a crowd pleaser.

Here’s the rundown for the rest of my Thanksgiving.  My aunt, mom and I did the cooking, and I have to say, it was perhaps our best Turkey day performance yet (although, here’s a reminder of last years: Thanksgiving 2008).

More pictures of Turkey Day after the jump…

The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

Fried Ravioli

Fried Ravioli (a la Giada)

Homemade hummus, guacamole, and salsa w/chips

Homemade hummus, guacamole, and salsa w/chips

Kale & White Bean Soup

Kale & White Bean Soup

Salad

Salad

Pasta Salad

Pasta& Broccoli Salad

Biscuits

Biscuits

The star of the show

The star of the show

Yum!

Yum!

Roasted sweet potatoes and apples

Roasted sweet potatoes and apples

Brussel Sprouts & Cauliflower

Brussel Sprouts & Cauliflower

Okay, so I kinda like the canned stuff!

Okay, so I kinda like the canned stuff!

Stuffing

Stuffing

All together now!

All together now!

My plate

My plate

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

The End

The End

I’m really full.  I hope you are too.  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!