Friday, November 20, 2020


By Caroline Clemmons

Although I’m grateful every day, at this time of year each of us is reminded to give extra thanks for all our blessings. I’m happy to have a loving family, a comfortable home, and modern conveniences. Among the latter, I count the internet that has allowed me to become friends with so many wonderful people. 

Those are major parts of my life. In addition, I always appreciate the little things—that can sometimes become big things. Things like . . . 

A child’s laugh

My favorite flower

Someone wishing me a nice day

A warm drink on a cold day

A please or a thank you

Dinner with family and friends

When you’re planning your Thanksgiving dinner, you might appreciate the recipe below. It’s become a favorite of ours.


 2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked (we use a large can)

1 ¼ cup sugar

1 cup milk

2 eggs, beaten

¼ stick butter or margarine

½ teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon cinnamon (I don’t like nutmeg, so I omit it and double the cinnamon)

Mix all together and pour into buttered casserole and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with the topping:


¾ cups crushed corn flakes

½ cups chopped nuts

½ cup brown sugar

¾ stick butter or margarine, melted

Combine the topping ingredients and spread over sweet potatoes. Return to oven for ten minutes.

This recipe is easy to make and has always received rave comments from those who’ve eaten it. When we take it to potlucks, there is never any left to take home. We’ve even had requests that we bring it to a dinner. If you make the dish, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


If you have free time, please read a book by one of the Romance Gems. 

Stay safe and have a Happy Thanksgiving! 


  1. Thank you, Caroline for the recipe. My husband loves sweet potatoes and I always try to get at least one thing new into our traditional meal. This could be it!!!

    1. I hope you like the results, Nora. We love this recipe.

  2. Ooohhh I am so thankful for the recipe! thank you, Caroline! Hope you have a super holiday.

    1. Thank you, Maddie! Hope you and yours have a great holiday.

  3. Passing your recipe along to a friend who lives for sweet potato souffle. You shared at the very right time.

  4. Charming! And the recipe sounds great. Happy Thanksgiving, Caroline!

  5. I agree, there are so many little things in life to be thankful for.

  6. Thanks a ton for the recipe, Caroline! The small things can really make a day!

    1. Hope you enjoy the recipe if you choose to use it.

  7. I'm with you on the little things! Thank you for the recipe--it looks so good!

    1. It really is good--IF you like sweet potatoes, which I do.

  8. Sounds like a yummy new recipe to try.

  9. My mom always made Sweet Potato Pie instead of Pumpkin for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds like a winner. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. I'm with you on the little things, Caroline! Thanks for the recipe. I'm charged with bringing child-friendly dessert, but this could work in the future.


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