March 29, 2016

Recipe of the Day: Candied Sweet Potatoes, Buffalo Wings, & Broccoli w/ Cheddar.

I have been slacking lately on posting the Recipe of the day but I am back! Last week I made a dish that was delicious! This was my first time making candied sweet potatoes so I went into this thinking it would come out too sweet. Thank goodness my mother helped me along the way. This side dish will easily serve around 12-15 people. I will post all of the recipes separate down below. You are more than welcomed to play around with the candied sweet potatoes recipe. This recipe has been in my family for years.

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Things you'll need:

  • 4 pounds or 8 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into quarters. 
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows, divide and set aside
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F . 
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. 
  4. Add potatoes and boil until slightly underdone, this should take about 10-15 minutes depending if you have a gas or electric stove. 
  5. Drain and cool.
  6. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar, 2 cups marshmallows, cinnamon and nutmeg. 
  7. Cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted.
  8. Add potatoes into marshmallow sauce and gently stir. 
  9. While stirring, mash about half of the potatoes while leaving some bite chunks.
  10. Transfer to greased dish.
  11. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. 
  12. Remove and cover top evenly with remaining marshmallows. 
  13. Return to oven and bake until marshmallows are golden brown.

Buffalo Wings

Things you'll need:
  • 4 lb bag of chicken wings, thawed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup hot pepper sauce (I use Texas Pete)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Season the wings with salt & pepper to taste, set aside.
  2. Start working on the buffalo sauce. 
  3. Combine the hot sauce, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt in a pot and place over medium heat. 
  4. Bring to a simmer while stirring with a whisk. 
  5. As soon as it begins to bubble around the sides of the pot, remove from heat
  6. Stir with the whisk, and set aside..
  7. Fry wings in deep fryer until crisp.
  8. Remove and place wings in a big mixing bowl.
  9. While the wings are hot, pour buffalo sauce and mix.

Broccoli w/ cheddar

Things You'll need:
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed Velveeta cheese, cute into 1 inch cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 head of broccoli, cut crowns off nicely


  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan; remove from heat.
  2. Blend in the flour until smooth using a wire whisk.
  3. Return to heat; gradually whisk in the half and half cream; bring to a light boil, keep whisking until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Add in the cubed Velveeta and shredded cheddar and continue to mix with a spoon until cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add in the salt and pepper; mix until combined.
  7. Steam broccoli in microwave or on stove top.
  8. Pour over the veggies JUST prior to serving.
I hope all of you enjoy these recipes! If you tried them, let me know and comment below!

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