When you think about holidays, what comes to mind? For me, it’s a ton of things. I actually start to get a giddy and smirk in a way that if you seen me from afar you would think I lost it! Fantasizing about how giving everyone becomes — and I don’t mean just presents. I mean more simple things. Like more people holding the mall door open after walking through. It’s such a simple gesture, but if your from the Jersey/Philly/New York/Bmore/DC regions — Folks walk around like “The Walking Dead” most of the year. So, when this time of the year hits, I don’t take it for granted.
The cities and town also become more beautiful. With amazing decorations and music that gets even the grinch doing the “whip and nay nay”. But, what I truly look forward to the most is family and tradition. For me nothing compares to that quality time. I love “people watching” in my old house hold. Seeing mom and dad holding hands, feeding each other. Remember you use to get all grossed out, but now you think its cute (well, I’m still grossed out). My older brother still taking advantage of me. Like tapping on one shoulder and when I look, stealing my last bite from over the other shoulder (just wait till he needs to find his key to go home later). My little sister somehow after all these years still has my parents giving her whatever she wants (so jealous). Yet and still loving every moment, even “the aunt”. Maybe for you its “the uncle”. And if you don’t have either, great to hear!!
Now that everyone is here the TRADITION starts!
Oh, there are so many in my family I would love to talk about. But what I want to share is one that I started. That’s right! I started a tradition in the family. A food tradition. And this family tradition I will be passing down to my little girls. But I want to include you!
Whether or not you’ve ever had Sweet Potato Pie before, you really need to make it happen this year. It’s really quite incredible and easy to make.
- 1 lb sweet potatos
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
- Boil Potatoes for 50 mins making sure water is always covering the potatoes.
- Immediately drain and run cool water over potatoes and skin the potatoes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mash the potatoes.
- Add in butter and mix well.
- Add in brown sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Mix until smooth.
- Pour into pie crust.
- Bake for 65-75 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
- Let cool and serve.
- Mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and crumbs into a pie dish. Press down evenly with the back of a spoon until all the mixtures is evenly spread on bottom and up the sides of the dish. Cook at 350 degrees for 7 minutes, then let cool completely before adding filling.
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