Harvest Recipes; November Swap Meet

Hey Y’all,

Today I am participating in my second Blog Swap Meet. This one features Harvest Recipes from myself and Eleven of my Blogger Friends, just in time for Thanksgiving!.

I am pleased to introduce you to my new friend Kallee from Creative Southern Home. She will be sharing her recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole with you, then be sure to follow me over to Kallee’s place to check out my recipe for Mama’s Lime Delight. So, without any further ado. Here’s Kallee!

Hello everyone,  I am Kallee and I blog over at  Creative Southern Home and I am excited to be swapping recipes with Kim.  I am a proud mother to 4 great children and I adore my husband.  I love to blog about recipes, crafts, books, DIY, holidays and fun things to do with the family.  I am so excited for Thanksgiving, it is one of my favorite holidays.  The kids and I have already put together a list a mile long of all the must have foods we need to make.  You can be sure the recipe I am sharing today on Kim’s blog will be on our Thanksgiving Table.

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Everyone has that list of dishes that must be on Thanksgiving table or it will not be Thanksgiving.  We have to have our cornbread dressing, celery stuffed with cheez whiz, rolls, chess pie and of course sweet potato casserole.  My mom has been making this casserole for years.  It is wonderful, sweet, crunchy, full of flavor.  This recipe has a wonderful streusel like topping with brown sugar and chopped pecans.  It would not be Thanksgiving without it.

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For the Casserole:

1 40 oz can Sweet Potatoes (Yams), drained

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup melted butter

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

For the Streusel Topping:

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Mix all the ingredients for the casserole, except the topping, together in a large mixing bowl.

Blend well until everything is incorporated (it will be a little lumpy).

Pour this mixture into a greased 2-qt casserole dish.

Prepare the topping mixture by mixing together the sugar, flour, cinnamon & nutmeg in a medium bowl.

Add the butter in chunks.

Cut the butter in until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Add the nuts and mix.

Sprinkle evenly over top of the casserole.

Bake at 350 F for 40-45 minutes

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thanks so much Kallee, that Sweet Potato Casserole sounds really delicious. I’m so happy you stopped by M2G today to share and I hope you’ll come back soon!

There are 12 Awesome Bloggers total participating in this Harvest Swap Meet. I hope you’ll stop by to visit them all and see the wonderful dishes they’ve prepared for you.

Below the collage are links to all of the posts that participated in our Blog Swap Meet: Harvest Recipes!

Stop by and visit them all!

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If You Can Read, You Can Cook posted on From The Desk Of…

From the Desk Of… posted on If You Can Read, You Can Cook

Cynfully Wonderful posted on Food Storage Moms

Food Storage Moms posted on Cynfully Wonderful

Recipes, Food and Cooking posted on Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

Dizzy Busy and Hungry! posted on Recipes, Food and Cooking

Kneaded Creations posted on A Dash of Sanity

A Dash of Sanity posted on Kneaded Creations

Creative Southern Home posted on Mammy2Grammy

Mammy2Grammy posted on Creative Southern Home

Confections + Coffee posted on Soda Pop Avenue

Soda Pop Avenue posted on Confections + Coffee

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Creamy Coleslaw

I love making salads. The idea of having something in the refrigerator that I can pull out and serve with just about any main dish, excites me. Congealed salads, fruit salads, vegetable salads, it doesn’t much matter to me. I just think they complete the meal.

Salads were my Mama’s forte. I believe I mentioned in one of my previous posts that she used to work in the deli when we still had a Furr’s Family Center here in Lubbock and that’s where she learned to make salads. One of my families favorites is her “Lime Delight.” It’s sweet and tart and creamy and delicious. YUM. I’ll be sharing the recipe closer to the holidays, cause that’s when we make it. However, Mama rarely if ever made coleslaw. I guess it wasn’t one of her favorites.  
When I was married to my son’s father I found this Creamy Coleslaw recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook that we received as a wedding gift. I served it with fried Catfish and Baked Beanie Wienies and Barbeque. Then when I didn’t cook much for a whole lot of years for various reasons, I sort of forgot about that recipe. But the Cowboy, He loves coleslaw. Thanks to the internet and bhg.com I am now able to make this wonderful coleslaw for him.
It’s a pretty basic recipe but I’ve had dreams of adding apples,pecans and celery or maybe some drained, crushed pineapple and marshmallows to it and changing it up a bit. For now, Here’s How I Made It:

The Ingredients

Gather the ingredients.

The dressing

In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, salt and pepper.

Mix it up

If you have time (or a food processor) you can chop your own green and red cabbage and grate your own carrots.
I have the time but I have things I’d rather do than chop cabbage and grate carrots. So, I opt for convenience and use the bag of Coleslaw Mix. I will tell you I prefer Dole brand. I used an off brand I found at WalMart and it was not chopped fine enough to suit me. So, I go for the Dole that I find at my Market Street. The limits of my frugality go only so far. 🙂 Just open the bag and toss it in a bowl. Pour the dressing over it and mix it up. Refrigerate for 2-24 hours. Then serve.

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NOTES Makes 6 side dish sized servings

SOURCE: Better Homes and Gardens 

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