Tag Archives: Thanksgiving food

Maple Ginger Sweet Potatoes with Apples


This delicious, slow cooker recipe is a cool day delight!  Encompassing some of autumn’s favorite flavors, it is easy to put together, and thanks to a slow cooker; effortless to cook!  The rich flavors of sweet potatoes and apples meld seamlessly with the sweetness of maple and ginger, and the spices give it an almost pie-like flavor.  This is a wonderful, warming recipe that you will want to return to again and again.


Diff:  Easy    Prep:  15 min.    Cook:  4 hrs.   Serves:  6-8




1 ½ # sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into bite-sized pieces (about 5 cups)

2 medium tart cooking apples, chopped

¼ c. dried cranberries

1 ½ t. grated fresh ginger

½ t. kosher salt

1/8 t. pepper

½ t. cinnamon

¼ t. nutmeg

½ c. water

¼ c. maple syrup




In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except for water and syrup.


Mix syrup with water and pour over everything in slow cooker.


Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1 ½ hours.





This is an excellent recipe to take to a potluck.  This could also serve as a nice side dish on a Thanksgiving table, as it’s flavors would complement many other dishes.  As well, this could be a lovely dessert served alone or with whipped cream.  I hope you and your family enjoy this dish, as my family has.


Until next week, wishing you all of God’s blessings, good health and good eating!


Smiles, Maria

Holiday Recipes & Day 3 of a Thankful Heart!


A Thankful Heart means to rejoice in all that we have and in all that we have been given.  Day one we made a list of people and said one complimentary thing about them. Day two, we made a list of things that we have, blessings from God, that we are thankful for….today I would like you to make a list of all of the foods that you will be eating tomorrow and who will be cooking them… even if it is just you!  Say a prayer over this list, blessing the food and the cook who is to prepare it and be thankful for the opportunity we have to even gather with family and friends to share in this meal.  there are many around the world who will go hungry tomorrow, maybe include them in your prayer, that those without will somehow be blessed and thankful for the things that they do have. 

Here are some Holiday Recipes from our Kitchen Guru, Maria Wolf…..they sound wonderful…I can’t wait to make them! 

Be blessed,  Lisa

Apple Custard Pie ~ STep #4 seems to be missing…..it is “pour the egg mixture slowly over the apples and sugar in shell.”  Slowly!~if you do it too fast it will end up in places that you don’t want it.  Sorry if this is getting to you too late!!