Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!! Card & Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Today is the day in the USA that we celebrate Thanksgiving.  I am very thankful for all the blessings in my family, my friends, my home, my talents, and all of my blogging and message board friends.  As we gather together today with family to give thanks, I would like to share this card with you and say thank you for being a visitor to my blog and for all the lovely comments you leave for me.  I used CPS sketch 194 for this card:

        Cardstock, stamps, ribbon, punches: Stampin' Up!
        Die cuts: Cricut Expression with Gypsy, MS Elegant Cakes and
            George (orange cardstock), and A Child's Year (leaf) 
        Markers: Copic
        Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
        Brad: Making Memories
        Other: Hemp twine, sewing machine and thread

For our family tradition, we gather together and each bring a dish.  I usually bring the sweet potatoes.  I used to make my sweet potatoes with the marshmallow topping, but I started making this a couple of years ago and it has become a big hit........even those that don't much care for the sweet potatoes love this dish.  Here is the recipe:
Orange Caramel Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Pecan Streusel
(I have not baked it yet for this photo)

5-6 lbs Sweet Potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 med Granny Smith apples
2 tsp butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Place sweet potatoes and salt in a large stock pot and cover with water.  Summer until a knife penetrates the sweet potatoes with no resistance.  Drain water and put the sweet potatoes into the fridge until cool.

Peel, core, and slice apples.  Saute in butter until apples are browned on the edges.  Add cinnamon.  Let cool.

Orange Caramel Sauce:
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 oranges - zest and juice

Place all ingredients into sauce pan and boil until thickened and starts to resemble caramel.  Take off the heat and set aside.

Pecan Streusel topping:
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans, crushed

Combine dry ingredients, mix well.  Add the butter and crumble.

To assemble:
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/4 inch disks.  Place in a 9 x 11 baking dish with the apples.  Pour the orange caramel over the top.  Add the pecan streusel to the top.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until browned on top.  You can make this dish 1-2 days before and keep in the fridge.  Just pull out and bake before serving.  Enjoy!!

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  1. Both your card and your recipe are yummy! Happy Thanksgiving Amy!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Amy and thanks for sharing your recipe! I usually just do a topping with brown sugar, spices and a little flour. Yours sounds delicious! Your card is beautiful as well!


  3. happy thanksgiving! Awesome card and thanks for the recipe, I'll have to try it. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB :)

  4. I love the card, very nice

  5. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  6. sure looks like a great recipe.I'm going to make it for X-mas.great blog--thanks

  7. What a lovely card! I really like the way you cut off a portion of the tag punch. I've not seen that done before - but it's a great way to change the look of the punch. Great dimension on the card as well!
    I'm always asked to bring a sweet potato dish to my family functions as well. Your recipe looks delicious too!
    Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB this week!

  8. lovely job with the card - and that recipe sounds delish!! thanks for playing at FCCB :O)

  9. Your card is beautiful! Love the colors, love the stamps - just love it! That recipe looks delish too. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  10. Darling card, and that recipe looks too yummy! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week:)

  11. Very nice! Thanks for joining in the fun at FCCB!

  12. beautiful card. your casserole looks yummy too :) thanks for playing along at FCCB

  13. Cute card! Thanks for playing FCCB this week!


  14. What a cute card! Love the punched bottom edge and the ribbon with twine. Recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

  15. Hi Amy this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen!!! This recipe looks great!!!!! I am sooo excited to be a new follower.


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