Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More Cajun Thanksgiving Delights

Just wanted to share a few last minute, easy and scrumptious Thanksgiving delights with you. These heavenly biscuits and muffins go perfectly with a turkey or ham dinner and are also fabulous, anytime! Cest bon, cher! 

Nanny's Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 cup cooked sweet potatoes
5 tbs.'s butter
4 tbs.'s sugar
2 cups sifted flour
4 tsp.'s baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup milk, more or less

In large bowl, add butter to hot cooked sweet potatoes and mash. Combine the dry ingredients in medium bowl, and add to the sweet potato mixture, mixing well. Add the milk, a little at a time, until the dough holds together well.  Roll out on a floured surface into 1/2 inch thickness and cut into rounds with a 3 inch biscuit cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Melt in your mouth good! 

 Cranberry-Orange Pecan Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp.'s baking powder
1/4 tsp.salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1 cup orange juice
1 tbs. orange zest
1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Sift together the flour, salt,and baking powder. In large bowl, beat oil, and sugar together, until light. Add egg and beat until smooth. Stir in orange juice and zest. Add flour mixture and stir until mixed. Fold in cranberries and pecans. Fill paper liners or greased muffins pans, 2/3 full. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20  minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Out of this world!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Merci beaucoup for stopping by and for all of your lovely comments!


John said...

No crab or shrimp muffins?!

Nicole said...

Oooo so going to have to copy these - my turn to cook morning tea at work ;p

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yum Yum
Happy Thanksgiving

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Those biscuits look wonderful...

Happy Thanksgiving.cook up a storm!

Al said...

cranberry-orange, pecan muffins sound great!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You are THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! Love these!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, dear Marguerite! Love you! Janine XO

Arlee Bird said...

I'll bet there's going to be some good food at your house tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tossing It Out

Unknown said...

Oh, ma goodness, chere. Those recipes look good enough to eat. Thanks!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Will you be my cook? :)

Mary Bergfeld said...

Your preparations for the feast have all been outstanding. Your family is in for a real treat. I hope you are having a great day and have a wonderful holiday. Blessings...Mary

Drick said...

I think I will take a helping of all three please - Happy Thanksgiving Marguerite, I know you have your hands full today and are loving every minute of it - enjoy the day....

Rosaria Williams said...

Oh yes, never enough muffins. The sweet potatoes muffins would never have occurred to me. Great ideas here.

Marguerite said...

John- Having a crab cake for lunch today! lol

Nicole- Thanks so glad that you like them! They will go very nicely with tea. Thanks for stopping by!

Eddie- Gobble, gobble! lol Thanks, cher!

Dave- Merci, cher! I cooked up a storm for three days! lol Resting today! Hope yours was happy,too!

Al- They are delicious and I hope that you give them a try! Thanks for coming by!

Janine- Thanks, so good to hear from you! They are all fab and so easy. Enjoy! Hope yours was wonderful, too, cher.!

Magic of Spice said...

Delightful! Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving :)

Marguerite said...

Lee- Thanks, yes, there was and we all ate way too much! I saw your menu and thought it looked awesome! Merci for coming by, cher!

Jan- Thanks for your lovely comment and for stopping by! You're so welcome! Hope your Thanksgiving was fab!

trish- lol Thanks for the sweet comment, cher! Hope your T-day was wonderful too!

Mary- Thanks so much for the lovely compliments and wishes. I loved your menu! It looked so delicious and I'm sure that it was!

Drick- Merci, cher, I would send you a plate, if I could! You're right about that, it was fab! Hope yours was too! Cheers!

Rosaria- Thanks, I'm so glad you like them! The sweet potato biscuits are divine and so easy. I hope you try them! Enjoy, cher!

Kittie Howard said...

OMG, real homemade biscuits, real homemade sweet potato biscuits. This is heaven!

My brother-in-law (former) lives near Seattle. Two guys from NO opened a restaurant. He tasted one of their sweet potato pies and ordered three to bring to a T-day feast. Mike said they stood around the pies, asking What's That? Taste, he said. And they did. End of pies on table!

Marguerite said...

Spice- Thanks cher! It was fab, hope yours was too! Merci for stopping by!

Kittie- So good to hear from you, cher! Merci, please do try the sweet potato biscuits! They are heavenly and I know that you would love them! Love sweet potato pie, to!

Pat Tillett said...

I'm catching up here and getting hungry while doing so!
These look so good! I hope you had a nice holiday!