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    My husband, two kids and I go to my parents' house every Thanksgiving for a wonderful home cooked dinner by my mom. One of my favorite dishes my mom used to make is Sweet Potato Casserole. The reason I say `used to' is because each year I ask my mom what dish I can bring and she now has me bring this and another dish, a salad.

    My mom is a teacher's assistant at an elementary school and the Sweet Potato Casserole was one of the dishes brought to a potluck by another staff member. My mom loved it so much she got the recipe and we've been having it every Thanksgiving since. It's more like a dessert than a side dish.

    The Cranberry Fruit salad recipe I'm including was also found at a staff
    potluck at the school where my mom works. It's sweet-tart, delicious and very easy which is a big plus at Thanksgiving time! I hope you'll try them on your tables this year.

    Sweet Potato Casserole
    Serving Size: 8

    Two 16 Oz Cans Sweet Potatoes
    1/4 Cup Butter
    3/4 Cup Sugar
    1/2 Tsp. Salt
    2 Eggs
    1/2 Cup Milk
    1 Tsp. Vanilla

    Topping:
    1 Cup Brown Sugar
    1/4 Cup Butter
    2 Tsp. Cinnamon
    1/4 Cup Flour

    Heat yams & drain. Mash with other ingredients and mix well. Pour into
    ungreased 9" square glass baking pan. Mix all topping ingredients till crumbly.
    Spread on yams then bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

    NOTES: May be made the day before and refrigerated before baking.
    Happy cooking - Mom

    Cranberry Fruit Salad

    one 12-oz pkg. fresh cranberries
    one 20-oz can pineapple chunks, drained
    1 Cup sugar
    1 pkg. mini marshmallows
    one 12 oz. container whipped topping

    Put cranberries into food processor and process until finely chopped; add sugar and drained pineapple and process until blended. Put cranberry mixture
    into a large bowl and fold in whipped topping and marshmallows.

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    Sweet Potato Casserole is one of my favorite side dishes. Thanks for the recipes, Sara.

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    Easy, yummy recipes! Thank you! The cranberry fruit salad looks like it would be a great way to get fruit into some little ones I know!

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