Friday, February 19, 2016

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter

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"I love candied yams at the holidays, but for everyday dinners, I wanted to create a simple and quick recipe that would have all of the delicious holiday flavor, but would take a fraction of the time and effort.  These baked sweet potatoes are topped with a scrumptious butter that has been sweetened with brown sugar and has just a hint of cinnamon spice.  Now you can enjoy the taste of the holidays any time of the year!"
 

4 large sweet potatoes or yams, washed and dried well
1/4 cup or 4 Tablespoons of butter, softened
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In a 400 degree oven, bake sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until tender.  While potatoes are baking, prepare Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter by mixing softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and stirring until completely combined; set aside.  When sweet potatoes are done baking, split each potato lengthwise with a knife.  Divide butter mixture equally and spoon onto sweet potatoes. ENJOY! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine's Day Treats

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Valentine's Day is on it's way and it's time to start thinking about that special gift for that special someone.  Whether you need to make treats for your child's classroom Valentine's Day party or you want to surprise your Valentine with a yummy dessert, these recipes are just what you're looking for.
 
If you love chocolate dipped strawberries, you will love my Chocolate Cupcakes With Almond Dipped Strawberries.  They combine chocolaty, moist cake with creamy almond flavored buttercream and they are topped off with a fresh strawberry.  YUM!!!  My Red Velvet Cupcakettes are sweet mini cupcakes with swirls of cream cheese frosting and are the perfect bites for your little Valentines and their classroom pals.  What is more delicious than Cherry Almond Buttercream Icing?  My Vanilla Cupcakes with Cherry Almond Buttercream Icing.  They are pretty-in-pink with a cherry on top!  If you need a quick and easy Valentine treat that only takes three store-bought ingredients, Heart's Delight Bites are the answer.  Send them with your little one to class and they will be voted every one's favorite Valentine.  Stuffed Strawberries are the perfect addition to your Valentine menu.  Whether you serve them at a holiday buffet or you make them for your Sweetie, no one will be able to resist the scrumptious combination of strawberries and almond cream cheese buttercream.  
 
I hope that these recipes will become part of your Valentine's Day celebration this year and that you have a sweet holiday!