A Sweet Potato Tip that Will Make Happy Guests

This summer I’ve been trying to use up the meat in our freezers, and we’re down to just a few cuts of salmon, from my son’s fishing trip with their Grandpa last year.

I’ve so enjoyed our family dinners this summer, especially with all the extra stragglers (kids who show up with our kids), which is fine with us! The more around our table, the merrier we are, sharing love with others.

This meal was a simple one, and as I was peeling the sweet potatoes to slice and put a slab of butter on, I quickly grabbed my sugar shaker that I keep with these ingredients, perfect for garnishing a sweet potato.

Brown sugar and cinnamon in a shaker!

How to Serve Whole Sweet Potatoes

1. Bake sweet potatoes on a foil-lined cookie sheet for 60-70 minutes, depending on the size.

2. Cool for 15 minutes.

3. Peel and slice down the middle right before serving.

4. Add butter and sprinkle with brown sugar/cinnamon combined.

I promise your guests will love you.

And they will be going back for seconds.

What is your favorite way to eat a sweet potato?

14 comments on “A Sweet Potato Tip that Will Make Happy Guests”

  1. We enjoy sweet potatoes just like regular russets–salt, pepper, and butter, with a little sour cream or cottage cheese on top. They are so versatile. Like the idea of taking the skin off for guests, it would make diner no muss, no fuss.

  2. That certainly does sound good. Years ago, I used to do that with peanut butter on toast.

    I love cinnamon and use it in quite a bit.

  3. This is happening in my life faster than I can say, “happening in my life.”

  4. Sandy, how do you keep the brown sugar from clumping in the shaker? Or do you make it up fresh each time? This whole meal you made are all my faves. Yum. <3

  5. Aren’t your boys just the cutest things?!? Love this idea — my kids will go crazy for it!

  6. Your boys look so proud of their catches! This is such an easy and inspired way to prepare sweet potatoes. Our favorite sweet potato Thanksgiving dish is Twice-Baked Sweet Potato w/Chipotle Pecan Streusel. To die for! http://www.cookincanuck.com/2010/11/twice-baked-sweet-potato-yam-recipe/

  7. This is a great tip! I have a shaker of cinnamon sugar always close at hand, but I’ve never tried cinnamon and brown sugar. Sounds wonderful–and on a baked sweet potato? Perfect!

  8. One of my favorite meals!

  9. We totally love baked sweet potatoes too! Yum! I’ve never peeled them though, what an awesome idea!

  10. I never make sweet potatoes, but my Hubby requested them so I might have to make these for him soon. thanks for sharing this.

  11. I don’t often make sweet potatoes though I love them. The majority of the fam doesn’t care for them, though my oldest loves Sweet Potatoe Fries.

  12. I’ve been cooking for years but can still be surprised by the ideas for little extra’s like this that add so much. I’ll be filling a shaker!


  13. My kids love sweet potatoes! Great tip girl!

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