The Oh So Sweet Potato Casserole

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If you've been clicking through InstaStories recently, you may have come across me sharing what I recently made for a wedding/BBQ/potluck. I am very quick to say that, although I am the cook and baker in our house, I do not enjoy it (pray for me). But this recipe was relatively easy!

I think the most annoying part was peeling the very hot sweet potatoes but I am sure there is an easier way. Maybe don't start this at 11:30pm at night so you can have time to let the potatoes cool down before you take the skin off. #lessonsfrommypastself

I used to intern for a wonderful women's television show called Full Circle back in the day, and subsequently 100 Huntley Street. It was there I started off as an associate producer for a project called "Crossroads 360" which was a fun little website with articles, videos, recipes, interviews, music videos and so much more from influential Christians. It was so much fun and I learned so much, but probably the yummiest was this recipe from Ann Mainse!

Ann was the host of Full Circle, and 100 Huntley Street along with her husband... and, side note, but she was also the person who inspired me to start wearing heels. I was always too insecure to do so because I am 5'10 but she always wore them with confidence... but that's another post...

Now, Ann and Ron run a beautiful marriage ministry called "Heart to Heart" and are hosts of a marriage-focused show on YES TV called "A Better Us" which you can totes (yes, I said totes), watch for free at ABetterUs.TV. As a newlywed, I've found these interviews and dialogues to be super helpful and insightful.

Anywho!

For those of you who have scrolled down to get to the good stuff, here it is!:



The Oh So Sweet Potato Casserole
Ingredients:
5 cups  / approx. 6 potatoes
2 eggs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk)
Topping:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
(you can up the pecans, and reduce the brown sugar if you don't want it to be too sweet!)
Preparation:
- Poke several holes and heat in the oven or microwave until tender (12 minutes) let cool. 
- The skin should peel off easily after cooled... unless you are impatient like me and cook at midnight, I used a fork and knife to peel them while hot. Not recommended but still an option! 
- Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour into a buttered (I am realizing I totally forgot to spray it this time but typically I use avocado spray) 2-quart casserole dish. 
- Mix remaining ingredients together and sprinkle over top. 
- Bake at 350° for 45 minutes, until hot and browned.

- Serves 6 to 8.

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