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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kerrian’s Notebook, p.67 “I like pie!”

 

I love a great dessert. Cake, cookies, pudding, ice cream – they’re all tasty, but for me, the best dessert is pie. Cream pies, chocolate pies, fruit pies, potato pies? Bring ‘em on. I’ll eat ‘em all. Except coconut. Never could get used to the texture.

 

Sheila’s grandmother made a great white sweet potato pie, but would not share her secret! She moved away and I can’t get my yearly fix, so just before Christmas, we baked until we got the taste just right. Sheila baked – I ate. I could eat a whole pie by myself, no problem. I found the white sweet potatoes at the farmer’s market, so Sheila could practice, practice. They have a milder, sweeter flavor than the orange ones and they’re also good baked.

 

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White Sweet Potato Pie
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 large white sweet potatoes (yields 2 cups mashed white sweet potatoes)
  • ¾ cup white cane sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 2 jumbo eggs
  • 5 oz. evaporated milk
  • 5 oz. half & half
  • 1 unbaked deep dish pie shell
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Peel, then cut, 3-4 large white sweet potatoes into two inch chunks, and boil until sharp cooking fork can slide easily into the chunks (about 20 minutes, but don’t let them get squishy)
  3. Drain the potatoes thoroughly.
  4. Beat with electric mixer until consistency of stiff mashed potatoes.
  5. In large bowl, mix together 2 cups mashed potatoes and both sugars.
  6. One at a time, add sea salt, cinnamon, vanilla, eggs, evaporated milk and half & half.
  7. Mix until just blended.
  8. Pour into pie shell.
  9. Place on cookie sheet in center of oven.
  10. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes.
  11. Drop oven temperature to 350 and bake an additional 35 minutes or until center is set and knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
  12. Cool on pie rack for 1 hour.
  13. Serve with ice cream.
  14. Try to stop at one slice. 😉
 

 

 

*Photo by Patti Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kerrian’s Notebook, p. 65 “Kerrian makes New Year’s Resolutions”

 

Every year I ignore the pals who make resolutions on New Year’s Day. This is because I notice that nobody sticks to the diets, nobody cleans out the garage, and not one guy I know loses weight and keeps it off. I mean, seriously…when you’ve got a wife who makes great chocolate cheesecake and your HDL numbers are good, why bother?

 

But, this year, Sheila nudged me to come up with a list. So here goes:

 

1. Play more golf.

2. Watch more football.

3. Try fishing.

4. Go to a scotch tasting.

5. Find a place to bury the fruitcake we got.

6. Buy a new putter.

7. Take a test drive in a Lamborghini.

8. Have a pint at the new Irish pub.

9. Check out www.nightstandbookreviews.com

10. Eat more pie.

 

There you go, folks. A can’t miss list.  😉

 

Happy New Year from the Kerrians!!!

 

 

*Photo by Patti Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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