Monday, November 22, 2010

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS BLOG PARTY #4 and Magic Sweet Potato Muffins

Recipes with your Thanksgiving Left-Overs?

Did you know that Friday, November 26 is "National Leftovers Day",
yes seriously there are American Food Holidays for every day of the year?

When looking for and trying to create a sweet potato recipe for Thanksgiving. We had another failed attempt to create Sweet Mashed Potatoes, that everyone hated. I went to my trusty recipe binder and threw all the other "mashed" sweet potato recipes away. My family just does NOT like them, no matter how I make them. They do however LOVE sweet potatoes if they are cubed or sliced like my Sweet Potato & Apples, but mash them up and forget it.  So, I went to throw the whole pan away and I just couldn't, so I put them away in the refrigerator and I am so glad I did. I was reading my newest edition of Food Network the very next day and came across Melissa's Easy Leftovers and found an awesome recipe. I will now be making these Magic Muffins again the day after Thanksgiving with whatever sweet potatoes we have left over (even though I wont make the mashed ones on Thanksgiving whatever recipe I do make, I will just mix up the leftovers in my food processor and make them mashed for this AWESOME recipe).

What do you make with your left overs from Thanksgiving? I can't wait to hear all the recipes you guys come up with. Please make sure to leave your recipe in the comments or if you have a blog then link up your recipe here. I have lots and lots of left-overs and I need some ideas!

Magic Muffins
from Food Network - Melissa's Easy Left Overs

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup or more mini chocolate chips (we forgot these and they still tasted delicious, that's why I drizzled chocolate instead, oh well)

Mix sugar, applesauce, eggs, sweet potatoes and oil in a bowl. In another bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spice. Mix the potato mixture into the flour mixture, then stir in some mini chocolate chips. Spoon into greased mini muffin cups (we used regular size muffin on). Bake 12-13 minutes at 375.

I am so happy and can not believe we are already into our 4th week of THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS. I am so happy to be hosting this Blog Hop Party with two other great bloggers, who I have enjoyed getting to know over the last few weeks; From My Tiny Kitchen and Delightful Country Cookin'. This has been so fun reading other bloggers recipes and having a quick reference back to specific recipes. Here is a complete list of the past weeks and a list of what's coming up too!

Everyone is invited, if you don’t have a blog, then please post your recipe HERE in the comments for others to see.

This week's theme
Recipes with your Thanksgiving Left-Overs

This is your chance to share what you do with your Thanksgiving LEFT-OVERS. Do you just heat them up and eat 'em the next day? Do you create a new recipe? Do you re-do the entire Thanksgiving meal over the next day? I can't wait to hear all the cool ideas you come up with. We are looking for any recipe you making using your Thanksgiving LEFT-OVERS. Post any recipe you'd like just please stick to the theme, we don't want to have to delete your link. Please link directly to your post, NOT to your home page and you MUST include a link back to one of our hosts of "This Week's Cravings", using the button (or a direct link). NOT EVERYONE IS following the rules, please LINK back in your post (not on a separate page of linky parties), because then your readers can NOT click to find all these yummy recipes everyone is sharing! 

This Week's Cravings Past & Future Recipe Links
This is a BLOG HOP PARTY so please hop around
and read the other Thanksgiving Left-Over Ideas!


  1. The muffins look wonderful! Love the chocolate! Thanks!

  2. Mmm! These muffins look great! That chocolate drizzle is the perfect topping!

  3. I am in love with absolutely anything sweet potato...your muffins sound fantastic! Perfect for glad you shared them w/ the hearth and soul hop this week!! :D

  4. These muffins look great. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. Totally delicious - I love sweet potatoes, and have never had them in muffins - got to try this :-)

  6. Sorry, I am late, this week. It has been a bit upside down by me.

    Love muffins and you made these especially good with the chocolate drizzle.

  7. Sweet Potatoes, Applesauce, wheat flour, and only a 1/2 a cup of sugar? These look, do I dare say, healthy-ish? I'm definately going to give these a try. They look like great workout food!

  8. Your Magic Muffins with sweet potatoes sound so good and moist. Thank you for linking up for Muffin Monday at and sharing your recipe.

  9. Oh yummy, those sweet potato muffins sound interesting! Except i don't have pumpkin pie spice...i wonder if ordinary baking mixed spice will do....
    And they look so easy to make too! My type of baking this, hehe.
    Tnx for sharing the recipe! :)


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