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The Sweet Potato: 5 Ways to Spice up This Sweet Spud


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Sweet Potato Casserole
The marshmallows will add a sweet touch to this savory dish.
The marshmallows will add a sweet touch to this savory dish.
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This sturdy Thanksgiving staple isn't wholly different from a sweet potato pie, except that it's served hot and there's one common distinguishing ingredient -- a marshmallow topper. Ginger, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon are all added to the side dish for maximum sweetness, and the marshmallows, either large or small, are baked to a golden brown on top for a s'more-like crunch. Also known as sweet potato soufflé, you can add bourbon, brandy and candied pecans or other nuts.


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