I love traditional Thanksgiving foods.  Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, dumplings.  In fact, my mother and aunt share a dumpling recipe that is ridiculous and I look forward to eating it every year.  Dough + salt + chicken= happiness and high cholesterol.  But my absolute FAVORITE Thanksgiving food is Sweet Potato Casserole.  It is one part side order and one part dessert.  It is to food what the Snuggie is to the coach potato.  Pure, unadulterated comfort and bliss.  And, I am about to make you VERY thankful this holiday season.  Here's the recipe . . .


3 cups sweet potatoes (or 1 large can)

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup real butter (melted)

1/2 cup Pet milk

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1tsp cinammon

Mix all ingredients together and spoon into long baking dish.  Then prepare the topping!


1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1 cup pecans

1/3 cup real butter (melted)

Mix together and sprinkle on top of the sweet potato casserole.  Pop in the oven at 350 degrees and bake until golden brown.  Then prepare to gain 5 pounds because you will want to eat the ENTIRE thing.  It is HEAVEN!