Boston Market Sweet Potato Casserole Copycat.

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Hey everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Before I venture out into the madness that is Black Friday, I wanted to share the shining star (besides my turkey) of my Thanksgiving dinner this year! My already stuffed hubby went in for seconds & said he could eat it for breakfast. 😜

Ingredients: Β serves 12

Sweet Potatoes:

3 1/2 to 4 lbs. sweet potatoes. Peeled and cut into 1″ pieces.

4 tablespoons (a half stick) unsalted butter.

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar.

1/2 cup heavy cream.

1 teaspoon kosher salt.

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract.

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

Topping:

2 cups mini marshmallows.

1/2 cup flour.

4 tablespoons unsalted butter.

6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar.

1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats.

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Directions:

Fill a large pot with sweet potatoe pieces and water, bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until fork tender. Drain potatoes and place back in pot. Mash potatoes until mostly smooth. Add remaining ingredients (except topping ingredients). Mix until combined.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8 x 10 casserole dish.

Spoon sweet potatoes into casserole dish and smooth out. Layer the top of sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

Melt butter in a medium microwave safe bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix with a fork. Sprinkle over top of casserole.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until streusel is crisp and marshmallows are golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

 

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips & Super Simple Shrimp Ceviche.

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I cannot believe how delicious this super quick ceviche recipe that I threw together turned out! So good that it needed homemade tortilla chips to go with it πŸ˜‰

Here’s what I did!

Yesterday:

Peel and clean (1 lb.) Shrimp.

Cut shrimp into thirds (in half for smaller ones).

Put in medium mixing bowl.

Dice one whole cucumber and one half red onion. Add to bowl.

Add one 10oz. Can of diced tomatoes (I used Rotel with chiles) drained.

Add the juice of two whole limes and two whole lemons (the acidity from the citrus is the most important component of the ceviche!)

Salt, Mix ingredients well,convert to container with lid and refrigerate overnight.

**Tip** if you happen to have fresh cilantro at home (which I unfortunately did not.) PLEASE add some 😜🌿

What I did today (Tortilla Chips):

Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Take three large flour tortillas and cut into sixths.

Melt a tablespoon of Organic Coconut Oil and brush onto both sides of tortilla slices.

Place in a single layer on cookie sheet (I did two batches).

Salt!

Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on your crispiness liking!

Place on paper towel and lightly salt again.

Then this is what I did:

Scoop ceviche onto a warm chip and enjoy!

Repeat, repeat,repeat…! πŸ˜‹

Blueberry Kefir Overnight Oatmeal

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This super simple superfood recipe is awesome! So yummy day or night! Did I mention simple?!Β 

Ingredients:

Bluberry Kefir ( 2 cups)

Fresh Blueberries ( 1 cup)

Chia Seeds ( 2 tbs.)

Old Fashioned Oats ( 1 cup)

Directions:

Mix ingredients together in medium sized mixing bowl until well blended and then transfer into a container that seals tight ( I prefer wide mouth Mason jars because you can fit your utensils and eat right out of them!)

Refridgerate overnight.

Enjoy straight out of the jar (like me!) or warmed and drizzled with a little honey! πŸ’›πŸ―

Sun Tea

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There are a few things that come to mind when I think of Summertime during the fall & winter months. Sun Tea is one of those things! I look forward to making it all year long. It reminds me of my childhood in Florida (and Mama of course!) That is why I keep my recipe simple. Just like Mama made it! πŸ˜‰

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***Place your Sun Tea jar (I prefer glass), in a nice sunny place that will get full sun for at least 4 hours.***

I use Lipton Tea (13 Bags),1 gallon filtered water, the sun (4-6 hours), & good old fashioned granulated white sugar (yes! White sugar. Lol!) We are keeping it country today πŸ˜‰

Pour over ice & enjoy! β˜€

Homemade Banana & Carrot Dog Treats!

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These homemade banana & carrot dog treats are 100% approved by three Pitbulls and a Yorkie-Poo! πŸ˜‰Β 

Ingredients:

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1 1/2 cups Steel Cut Oats (Quick Cook!)

1 Banana (purΓ©e in processor or blender)

2 Carrots (grated or finely chipped in processor)

2tbs. Parsley **Parsley aids in digestion and is good for their breath!!**Β 

1tbs. Brown Sugar

2tbs. Coconut Oil

1 Whole Egg

Down below are my ingredients before I mix them together with my hands! (I doubled the recipe!) πŸ‘‡πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350β€’Β 

Shred carrots in grater or finely chip in processor.

Puree banana until smooth

Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place onto greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

Use the back of a spoon to lightly press down and flatten cookies a bit.

Bake at 350β€’ for 30 mins.

**At this point you can take the cookies out of the oven for a softer batch; or turn the oven off, crack the door and leave the cookies in there for 20 more minutes for a harder cookie**

**Cookies stay fresh in sealed container for one week, freeze up to 3 months**

I hope your pups enjoy this recipe as much as mine do! ❀