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8 medium sweet potatoes (5 lbs.), or one per person
olive oil
course salt
2 T. butter, cut into small pieces
2 T. light brown sugar
1/3 c. pecan pieces
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel potatoes and halve lengthwise; slice crosswise 1/2 inch thick. On a baking sheet, toss potatoes with olive oil (we brush it on both sides); season with salt.

Transfer half the potatoes to a second baking sheet; cook both sheets until potatoes are tender, tossing occasionally, 25-30 minutes.

Sprinkle with butter, brown sugar, pecan pieces and cayenne pepper, dividing evenly. Bake until sugar is caramelized and hard, about 10 minutes. Toss gently; serve immediately. Serves 8.

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole
3-4 cups of cooked chicken (I use a rotisserie chicken)
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 can Campbell's cream of chicken soup

Preheat oven to 400.

Melt butter in the microwave and pour into bottom of a 9x13 pan.  Shred the chicken and spread it on top of the butter.

Whisk together the milk and the flour, baking powder and salt.  Slowly pour over the chicken.  Don't stir.

Whisk together chicken broth and cream of chicken soup. Pour soup over the flour and milk mixture.  Don't stir.

Bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes, or until dumplings are golden brown.

 Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins


·12 eggs

·1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

·2-3 tablespoons onion, diced

·1 cup cooked ham, diced (could also use cooked bacon or cooked sausage)

·pepper to taste

·1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

·1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced

·1/4 cup fresh mushrooms, diced (I sauteed mine first)

·1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I use sharp)

·1/2 cup baby spinach, finely shredded


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray (the better you spray, the less it will stick!) or use thick muffin liners (such as these silicone liners).

3.In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add in remaining ingredients and mix together.

4.Scoop 1/3 cup of mixture into each muffin liner. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the center of the muffin is completely cooked.