Growing up my mamma always made sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving. It was one of my favorite things on the table.
Now that I have a family of my own, I make sure I always have sweet potato casserole on the table too... just like mamma.
My recipe is different from hers, but it's made with all the love that she put into hers.
Here's how I make it.
If you're preparing the entire main meal for your family and friends, don't be afraid to phone a friend and have store-bought desserts. There are some delicious options available from your local grocery stores and bakeries! While I always prefer family recipes passed down from generation to generation, there's no need to stress over making everything from scratch.
Here are some of my Northeast Florida favorites:
The French Pantry
Sweets by Holly
and of course, Costco
This is not my recipe, but it's my favorite turkey preparation for a big Thanksgiving meal, and it happens to be created by one of my all-time favorite chefs. The impeccable Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, from Food Network, created this recipe that allows you to showcase TWO turkeys at Thanksgiving.
If you really want to show out, this is the recipe for you. This gives you the beautiful, iconic, centerpiece turkey that everyone gets to ooooo and ahhhhh over, as well as a delicious spatchcock turkey that can easily be carved and served.
This is a winner for me y'all!
Here is the link for his winning recipe.