By blog team member, Kiran. To learn more about Kiran, check out our team page!
I’ve been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the past 15 years – no joke. The year we moved to Charlotte was the first year I hosted, and it’s a time I look forward to each year. Though it’s hectic and requires a lot of work, I absolutely love it.
Things have changed over time. In prior years, I made the famous standard green bean casserole. You know, the one that uses highly processed cream of mushroom soup – from a can. I used cupfuls of sugar in pumpkin bread, and I also used low-fat butter in cooking.
I’ve certainly changed my cooking ways in the past 15 years, and I’ve also added and subtracted some recipes from my lineup. There are the tried-and-true recipes that you’ll see on my Thanksgiving table each year, but there are usually one or two new ones that make their debut each year as well, including the one I’d like to share with you today.
I started making these Sweet Potato Biscuits over a year ago. I didn’t initially make them for Thanksgiving. I made them because I thought they were a good way to get some more vegetables into my kids’ diets. I certainly don’t hide vegetables in their food, but I’m all about adding in an extra serving here and there. So while I hope you’ll consider adding these as a new addition to your holiday lineup, I encourage you to make them any time of year. My kids just about fight to get the last one of these, and my husband and I also enjoy the flavors. Oh, and I didn’t mention, they are a great addition to the lunch box too!
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How has your Thanksgiving menu changed over the years?
Now for the recipe!