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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Fried Banana

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This Fried Banana recipe is very easy to make and it takes about 10 minutes total from start to finish.  That’s including the time it takes to make my fresh Berry Syrup and the link for that is down below.  This recipe is something that P.F. Chang’s use to serve and I especially like it around Valentines Day.  It’s a dessert that anyone can make on their first try because it’s practically fail safe.  That means guys can make this for their gals with out any problems and visa versa.  I’ve also added my Oreo Waffle recipe that I like to top with this Berry Syrup as well, just in case you want a Valentines breakfast idea instead.

Fried Banana Ingredients:

Bananas, 1 per serving
Egg Roll or Spring Roll Wrappers, 1 per serving
Berry Syrup, 1/2 cup per serving
Powdered Sugar, to dust the plate
Oil for Frying

Fry at 375 degrees f for 2 to 3 minutes.


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