Sweet Potato Casserole – Southern Style with Marshmallow and Walnuts

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The Best Sweet Potato Casserole

This is, hands down, the absolute best Sweet Potato Casserole I have ever had, I swear!  And if that’s not enough of a selling point, I’m talking about Butter, Sugar, Cinnamon, Marshmallows and an awesome Walnut Crisp Crunch on top.  This is a classic Southern recipe that can be served for any dinner; especially Thanksgiving.  But this dish is so fresh and sweet you could top this off with some Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and serve it for dessert, it’s that good.

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How I like my Sweet Potato Casserole

I’ve mixed the ideas of several different Sweet Potato recipes to develop this dish.  I love the traditional way my Grandmother always made it; sliced with toasted marshmallows over the top.  But, I also love the Southern style with a Walnut Apple pie style crisp or with Pecans, if you prefer.  Either way is delicious but when you combine the two, you end up with a symphony of flavors that just dance around your mouth with every bite.

If you’re interested in more great Thanksgiving recipes, give these a try:
Garlic Mashed Potatoes, The Ultimate Green Bean Casserole, Pumpkin Pie Turnovers, Acorn Squash, Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts, Croissant Stuffing!

Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients:

4 Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced

Sugar Butter Sauce
1 stick Butter, melted
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Vanilla

Topping
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Melted Unsalted Butter
1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
2 cups Marshmallows, small

Bake Sliced Sweet Potatoes in the Melted Sugar Butter Sauce, covered, for 1 hour at 350 degrees f.  Mix The topping ingredients, minus the Marshmallows, in a bowl and add it with the Marshmallows to the top of the cooked Sweet Potatoes.  Cook the Sweet Potato Casserole, uncovered, for 30 more minutes at 350 degrees f.

Macarons – Dana’s Bakery Review

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French Macarons are amazing.  In the words of Martha Stewart, “Macarons are light-as-a-feather French confections that can be assembled pulling from a mix-and-match palette of sweet fillings and bases.”  I had an opportunity, recently, to give a review of one of the best American Macaron bakery’s in the nation, Dana’s Bakery.  So unfortunately, this is not the Poor Man’s recipe for Macarons but a high recommendation of another American based business that can deliver your needs for any event; be it Weddings, Corporate Gifts or Special Occasions.

Dana’s Bakery sent me a dozen of their Macarons and they didn’t spare any expense.  I was, however, disappointed in the care of FedEx because my package was smashed in and torn on one end.  Luckily, though, it didn’t damage my order because Dana’s Bakery took extra care to package the Macarons with bubble wrap and a profession insulated thermal bag and a refrigerated Jelly pack to keep it cool during shipping.

As you’ll see in the video review below, I tried everyone of these little delicacies and I firmly believe that Dana’s Bakery certainly knows what they’re doing when it comes to Macarons.  Their flavors were off the wall delicious and I think you to will agree.  So definitely give them a try and be sure to tell them Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen sent you!

CLICK HERE for DANA’S BAKERY or Call 800.477.1816 for ordering information.


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Homemade Milk Chocolate

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The Best Homemade Milk Chocolate

This Homemade Milk Chocolate Recipe is spot on Delicious.  My friends and family have all said that this is as good as any chocolate they’ve ever had.  Words like Truffle and Ghirardelli were thrown around with head nods after biting into these numbers.  So you can trust that this recipe is where it’s at.  Plus, it is so easy to adjust if you like a milder or darker chocolate.  Literally just add or take away some of the powdered milk and you can dial it in exactly to your tastes.Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate and Candy Silicone Molds

In this Milk Chocolate recipe I had the pleasure of using Bargain Roll Back’s Silicone Molds.  These arrived, practically, as soon as I ordered them and I feel like they’re a great product.  Even my kids love playing with them.  So if you’re interested in getting Silicon Molds like the ones I use in this video you can find them HERE.

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Homemade Milk Chocolate Ingredients:

3/4 cup Coconut Oil
1 cup Powdered Sugar
6 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
4 tbsp Powdered Milk

Add Rice Crispie’s to the Milk Chocolate for the Nestle Crunch effect or Peanuts and Almonds for other desired Candy Bar copy cats.

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