Spice up your meal with sweet potato treats

Did you know that November is National Sweet Potato month? With all of the holiday parties and family gatherings, it won't be too difficult to find reasons to make a few sweet (or savory) treats out of these delectable seasonal vegetables.

Sweet potato pie is a fun alternative to tradition pumpkin pie, with a very similar taste. Simply boil the sweet potatoes and mash them as a substitute for the pumpkin in your recipe. Consider substituting maple syrup or molasses for sugar - they'll complement the flavor of the sweet potatoes.

When planning your Thanksgiving meal, be sure to include some of these orange treats as a side dish. Drizzle diced sweet potatoes with maple syrup and vegetable oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper and a dash of cayenne paper. Mix with a few handfuls of chopped pecans and roast in the oven at 450 degrees until golden brown.

To create a side dish that kids are sure to love, whip a few boiled sweet potatoes with maple syrup and cinnamon, and cover in marshmallows. Bake until the top is golden brown.
Not only are the delicious and seasonal, but sweet potatoes are full of nutrients like vitamins A and C.

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