Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

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Growing up, I never remember sweet potatoes as part of our Thanksgiving dinner.  Not sure why,  maybe my parents didn’t like them.  But when I married and starting celebrating Thanksgiving with the Wilkes’ there were always sweet potatoes.  This recipe from Aunt Dawn Wilkes quickly became the family favorite.  No marshmallows but oh so good.  These were on our table this past Thanksgiving. This year we have really learned to love sweet potatoes at our house and sweet potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving.  I almost feel a little quilty [Continue Reading…]

Maple Syrup & Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Maple Syrup Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I have not always been a vegetable lover.  I think I have shared with you before that as a child clear through college until I got married the only vegetable I really ate was green beans – out of a can.  Fortunately for me my taste buds developed more as I aged and I now I eat my vegetables.  Still don’t eat peas but I’m pretty good with everything else.  The newest vegetables to join my vegetable repertoire are brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.  I have been fixing lots of [Continue Reading…]

Pecan Topped Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

  Over the next few days I am going to be sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving menu items! We’ll be spending the holiday with the four kids and about 40 of Jim’s family in Utah.  We volunteered to host dinner.  Fortunately my lovely niece Emily (love that girl!)  is letting me use her house and kitchen!  I also have some amazing sister in laws and mother in law who have volunteered to help! Today’s recipe is one that was shared with me about 25 years ago by Jim’s Aunt [Continue Reading…]