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Your Family's Best Thanksgiving Recipes

I do not care what you say, sweet potatoes with marshmallows are the best thing that ever happened to this holiday.

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My task started with right after the grocery store run — I guarded bags of jumbo jet-puffed 'mallows so that none of my cousins got into them. (Being a total lame-ass kid, I was pretty good at that part.)


Unfortunately I did not always achieve my goal. I am telling you, THOSE MARSHMALLOWS GO FAST.


Allow me to translate my mom's (lovely) handwriting.


Serves 7


5-6 sweet potatoes

1/2 stick butter

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sugar

3 oz. frozen concentrated OJ (my mom's addition to her mom's recipe)

nutmeg (you know, "some")

marshmallows (as many as you can fit. NO GAPS!)


Boil sweet potatoes til soft, and peel. Mash with butter. Stir in all other ingredients. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Top with marshmallows. Bake just a little longer, til marshmallows melt and brown.

I hope you'll share your family's best Thanksgiving recipes.

and photos! Especially if you're sticking your hand all the way up a turkey. Who doesn't love that part?!