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i has spent my whole lifes a cookin. i got a early start at it cuz i is the second oldest of nine - thats a big family to cook for. and growin up on a workin farm makes for everbuddy to has a mighty healthy appetite. after i married my man, everett, cookin was a bit easier on me since it was just the two of us and thats when my creativitee really started to kick into high gear. so much so that everett encouraged me to open myself up a diner. that was the funnest time ever to be had by any mortal soul. i kept at that diner thang even when the yung-uns begun to show up. now they is all growed n dear everett is long gone so i has learned in my old age how to cook on a smaller scale as a single wid-der woman. exceptin on wednesday nites - we all has a grate big church social pot luck supper afore bible study down there at the calvary community chapple n thats my chance to still cooks up a storm - it is jest sooo much fun.
my grate grandsun has been a buggin me for some time now to write down all these here recipes that i keeps in my head so that the family can remember me after i leave this earth. he has turned me onto this here blogg thang n now that i has got the hang of it all, i thinks it is a real awesome way to record down thangs.

here is a handy lil tip: y'all can CLICK on any of these here pictures to enlarge them n then ya can see more of the details . . . (n then hit the BACK ARROW in the upper left hand corner of the screen to return to the story). aint that jest somethang now!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 1999

sweet potato pie

this ole southern classic
is sooo dee-licious as a
addition to yer thanksgivin meal

yet sooo simple that ya
can make it any time of the year
when ya git a hankerin
fer somethang sweet

pastry for a single-crust pie (nowadays i use store-bought n it is reel good)
2 eggs
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk (even the fat-free kind works a-ok)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (the secret ingredient)
2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)

i usually cooks them sweet taters the day afore n chill them in the frig overnite for easier handling (bake at 350 degrees fer a hour or so or microwave for a few minutes at a time until tender. chill overnite in the frig. peel n mash) or ya can use one 15-ounce can of sweet potatoes (jest drain all the liquid off first afore ya mash them. i learnt that lesson the hard way)

line a 9-inch pie plate with the crust and flute them edges all fancy like. set aside.

in a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs
n then adds the milk n vanilla

combine the white n brown sugars n the pumpkin pie spice
n add to the egg mixture

stir in them mashed sweet potatoes
n beat until smooth

pour into crust

ifn ya wants, ya can cover the edges of the pie crust loosely with foil

bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes
remove the foil
reduce heat to 350 degrees n bake another 40 to 45 minutes
or until a toothpick stuck into the center pulls out clean

cool on a wire rack for 2 hours
n then refrigerate until ready to serve

ya can serve this pie topped with whipped cream or ice cream
we all scream fer sweet potato pie!!!

store leftovers in the refrigerator

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