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Drunken Sweet Potatoes

That is why we always had Key Lime Pie instead of pecan or pumpkin.  The key to this recipe is Orange Juice and Jack Daniels.



- 5 large sweet potatoes (these vary in size so much, I generally get a little extra and then just fill the casserole dish and get rid of the rest)

- 1 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar

- 1/2 cup Cinnamon/Sugar shaker

- Two sticks of butter

- 1 cup Orange Juice

- Shot Glass of Jack Daniels

- Mini Marshmellows

- Salt



- Preheat oven to 350 degrees

- Boil a large pot of water

- Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chunks.  The size depends on the consistency you want.  Small cook quicker but the final product will be more of a puree.

- In a saucepan, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, cinnamon/sugar, and Jack Daniels and cook on medium low.  Stir very frequently.  The goal of this is to create a syrupy sauce that is one consistency.

- Boil the potatoes in the large pot till you can easily stick a fork in a chunk.  Again, if you boil till very soft it will be more of a puree.

- Drain the potatoes well and dump in a 9x13 casserole dish.  Fill about 2/3 of the way and put rest to side.

- Salt the potatoes

- Pour some of the syrup on the top and fold into the potatoes with a spatula.  While mixing, work to get the consistency you want.  Do this repeatedly to taste.  This really depends on how sweet you like your potatoes.

- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  

- Top with mini marshmellows and put under broil BRIEFLY to brown them.


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I am a WAHM who runs a web development company (hence baby DEVELOPER) while chasing my two girls that are 14 months apart.  As things keep getting crazier, I figured I would share some ramblings, tech advice, and useful tips.