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As I get older, I find that my tastes are changing.  Every time that my Husband and I go to dinner he makes me try sweet potatoes. Still do not like them. But when we were in Salem, Mass I tried some sweet potato fries and fell in love! I figured that I could play around with some of my potato recipes and sub out with sweet potatoes and see what works. Well I decided to make mashed sweet potatoes for dinner last night and boy were they yummy!!! Stephen liked them but he still prefers a plain baked sweet potato.

I really do not have a recipe for these.  I just add stuff until they taste good to me. But I will give you the basic idea.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

4 or 5 medium sweet potatoes

salt and pepper

sour cream

about 2 tbsp of butter

bacon bits

shredded cheese

Garlic ( I use the roasted garlic in a jar) It is faster.

Bake your sweet potatoes.  I wrapped them in tin foil.

I think it was on 375 and baked them about an hour. Until they were nice and soft.

Cut them into cubes and place in a mixer.

Add your butter,salt and pepper and mix a little.

Add your sour cream, bacon bits, garlic and some cheese and continue to mix until nice and smooth.

Taste test your mixture and when it fits your liking. . . you are done!

This is so simple and delicious.  I liked the sweet and savory flavor they had. It went really well with our steaks topped with blue cheese!!

Hope you enjoy this little recipe. I know I will be making them again. SOON!

Until Then,

Wende

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I am here on this cool breezy day craving something sweet! I am trying to be good so I am going to try my hand at making an angel food cake. I found this recipe in a magazine somewhere and thought, Why Not?  I have never attempted to make this cake before so I accept the challenge. I just had no idea it was so easy! I would have been making it more often!

Angel Food Cake

1 1/2 c. egg whites
1 1/4 c. sifted cake flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract

In a large mixing bowl, put egg whites and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Sift flour with 3/4 cup sugar; sift 3 times and set aside.

Beat egg whites on medium speed with salt and cream of tartar. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 3 tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat at high speed until it eggs form soft peaks.

Turn speed to low and add almond and vanilla.

Sift in flour mixture 1/4 at a time, mixing at low speed for 3 seconds after each addition or until mixture is completely blended.

Using a rubber scraper, gently push batter into a un greased 10″ tube pan.

Cut through batter twice with a knife to level center and remove any air pockets.

Bake on the lower rack in oven for 35 to 40 minutes at 375°F, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Let cool completely, about 2 hours. Invert tube pan over a bottle to cool.

Yummy! Enjoy!

I wish I had some fresh strawberries and whipped cream for the top! That would make it even better.

This tastes so light and fluffy. A perfect way to get rid of my sweet craving.  Now it is your turn. Go ahead and make it. You know you wanna!

Until Then,

Wende

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