Thursday, October 25, 2012


I have always loved cooking and this week I share a recent "early turkey" dinner we had and my recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole (Yams) that you can make for your family:

Sweet Potato Casserole:

Here is what you will need to make two casserole dishes.  You could freeze one before you do the final baking or do what I did - give it away!

You will need: 6 large yams or sweet potatoes - in a large pot boil these on medium high until you can pierce through them with a large fork.  Pour off the liquid and add cold water to cool them - then remove the skins and place potatoes in a large bowl.

Mash them with a mixer and add: 4 eggs, 2 Tsp vanilla, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of melted butter - mix really well and pour all into 2 separate buttered casserole dishes.

Now the topping: 2 cups of shredded coconut, 2 cups chopped pecans, 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, 2/3 cup of melted butter, 2/3 cup of flour.  Mix all this together and sprinkle over the yams. (freeze one of these if desired)  Each casserole will serve 6

Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes until brown but not burnt.

As you can see we had turkey and dressing as well.

I love collecting vintage linens and seasonal teasets  so this will give me my reason to link this post to Home and Garden Thursday With Kathy as well as Sandi's new "Home" Blog Party 

Also linking: Feathered Nest Friday and The Charm of Home and My Romantic Home

One photo added late.....can you believe......last night it snowed up in the mountains which means....a little at my house!


Beth said...

What a great meal! Yum! Your table looks pretty with the pumpkins, your china, and the pretty tablecloth. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Love this post! Your china and napkins are beautiful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a festive looking table, Bernideen! Your yam casserole sounds delicious. Unfortunately Hubby doesn't care for yams but I really like them myself. Thank you for hosting and joining me for my HOME party. Have a beautiful Autumn weekend, my friend.


Michele said...

Your meal and beautiful tablescape is amazing, Bernideen.

I absolutely ADORE those leaf crocheted napkins, wow they are gorgeous!

You know some peeps think it strange but we have turkey and all the trimmings year 'round - turkey is lean, easy, great leftovers and usually quite cheap - not sure why anyone waits to have it just once a year. So I am with you on that one for sure, though we haven't in a while - it was so danged hot for SO many months I seldom baked a thing.

Thank you for hosting.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I do so love the flavors of fall, and what a welcoming table you have prepared!

Sylvia said...

So pretty and festive! Your sweet potato casserole sounds so good,I'll have to try it since I make mine different.

Darlene said...

If lived at your house I would always love to eat. You set so beautiful tablescapes each time I read your blog and your food looks so delicious. Thanks for the sweetpotato casserole recipe. I was in need of a good one. take care, Darlene

Marilyn Miller said...

The recipe sounds just delicious!
Love seeing your beautiful linens here too.

Rosemary said...

My sister makes a sweet potatoe casserole very similar to yours... it's my favorite! Thanks for inviting me to share the candy corn post!

Susan said...

Such a beautiful table and the sweet potato casserole is on my list for Thanksgiving! XOXO

Michele said...

Oh my goodness - it snowed there and I am barefoot here!

Well the cold weather is around the corner - Hurricane Sandy will see to that for sure.

Thanks for the invite to join you from my tea time post.

Anne said...

What a beautiful table setting.And an amazing meal too! Thank you for inviting me and hosting!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love sweet potatoes! Your casserole looks delicious and your pictures made me so hungry right now. lol Love your tablescape! Wow, snow already!! It was beautiful here today. Stay warm!
Have a nice day!

Storybook Woods said...

Thank you Bernideen for inviting me!! Yummy recipe, my family would love this!! Clarice

Lady Linda said...

How lovely and how yummy! I have to try your recipe. My mouth is drooling.
I love your linens and spy lots of Johnson Brother's china on your table.

Sarah said...

Bernideen, this is all so pretty and festive. Love those darling napkins and the tablecloth. Gorgeous! Thanks for hosting..........Sarah

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

GorGeous, Bernideen!
entirely inviting & i'm hungry just viewing your delish display :))

def NOT into that white dust yet tho!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

I sure wish my husband liked sweet potatoes so I could try your casserole. Your table is so inviting Your linens are so pretty. Thank you for hosting.

Anonymous said...

I love sweet potato casserole and yours looks and sounds so good! Thank you for the invitation to your party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stephanie said...

Hi Bernideen! I am new to your blog and party :) I became a follower and linked up...I look forward to visitng often. Have a lovely Sunday!


Zinnia said...

Wonderful autumn dinner party you laid out!. Very beautiful teapot. I wish you a nice Sunday. Bless you! Zinnia

Zinnia said...

I missed that I already linked me! I apologize! Bless you! Zinnia

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, the food looks so good I am starving for some Thanksgivng food now! It all looks lovely! I had a crazy week, so sorry I missed this party. Thank you for joining me at HSH!