September 27, 2011

Happy Fall!

One of my favorite things about fall is "cool weather" foods. This past weekend I made a five-quart dutch oven of homemade vegetable soup.  My soup never tastes the same because I use different ingredients each time I make it (which means whatever I have on hand).  My mother always added a can of tomato soup and a few drops of Worcestershire Sauce to her soup broth, so I like to add these two items also. 

Sweet potato pies are another of my favorites.  I can't wait to bake this recipe as soon as I pick up fresh potatoes.

Sweet Potato Pie
2 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
4 eggs
1 stick margarine
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teas. each of:  vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon
1 large can Pet evaporated milk
2 pie crust shells

Bake 1 hour at 325.  Makes two pies
Optional:  Add one cup coconut


  1. YUM..sweet potato pie sounds great!
    I would also like to see the movie, Dolphin Tail.

  2. These both sound so good! I used to can vegetable soup every year. So nice to open and heat up with grilled cheese sandwiches on a cold winter night.

  3. Sharon, the pie sounds wonderful, especially this time of year!!

    I also am glad to read the good review on 'Dolphin Tale' and I can't believe that you love buttons--I have collected them for years too!! :-)

  4. I love homemade soup - if I make it. DH like to get 'creative' and always adds rotel or some such and it messes with my stomach.

    MMMmmmm sweet potato pie, I love it! I cheat anymore and buy the frozen shells.

  5. Thank you for this recipe. Sweet potatoes were the only success I had this year in my vege garden.

  6. Can't beat homemade veggie soup! Love the witch shoes/boot!!

  7. Your blog looks lovely... so colorful and harvesty!
    I have never had sweet potato pie, but I'm thinking I should try it! But I do love to put a pot of soup on the stove to simmer at least once a week!
    Hope you are well, and wishing you a lovely autumn!