Little sister can cook folks;) Check out her guest post on a family favorite:
Aunt Lou here…
This is too yummy to pass up…but be prepared. Bring this once and you won’t be allowed back without it. Trust me. I’ve lived it.
Then pose with your sister’s new Pampered Chef Knife that you will use to chop up the sweet potatoes and listen to her ‘lovingly’ warn you a million times that the knife is extremely sharp and that you are going to lose a finger. (Note: I did not realize until AFTER the picture below was taken that I didn’t have ONE BIT of makeup on…this is your warning and my apology that you have to see this.)
After the sweet potatoes are all chopped up, throw them into the WONDERFUL Pampered Chef MicroCooker.
Cover completely with water and cook in the microwave for about 10 minutes or so until done.
Once they are nice and mashed, measure out your 3 cups of sweet potatoes and put into a bowl using this awesome measuring cup! (If you can’t tell, I had a blast using all of the fun gadgets Cris brought!)
Back to the recipe…add in 1/2 cup of sugar.
Next, grab a wisk and beat 2 eggs.
Add to the mix and combine all ingredients thoroughly with the neat-seriously fits every purpose-spatula your wonderful sister brought and you hope you are getting for Christmas. *hint hint*
Then pour into a greased casserole dish.
Set aside and get ready to have fun making the topping! Start with 1 cup of packed brown sugar.
(BTW, softened butter is SO much easier to deal with than melted butter for this part. Just an FYI from my own trial and error.) Add in 1/2 cup of softened butter…I think I have found a new cooking best friend.
The Gooseberry Patch recipe says that the pecans are optional. I, however, say they are a requirement! It makes it SOOOO yummy! Trust me. Add in 1/2 cup…seriously, do it now. You will thank me later.
Once you are done
playing mixing it together, you have this nice texture for the topping.
Sprinkle on top of the sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 350 for approximately 25-35 minutes depending on your oven. And wah-lah! Yummy deliciousness that is served with dinner, but has the sweetness of dessert! YUM! Enjoy!
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