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VP Trish: Sweet Potato Crunch

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This recipe is one that my grandmother always made; I thought she created it. I have shared this with many, giving my grandmother, Jule credit for it. Finally one day, I asked her how she came up with it, to which she replied, “I didn’t, I found it in a cookbook!” I was so amused, all this time bragging about her culinary expertise! But seriously, it is really good for those of us who enjoy sweet potatoes!

Cook 2 pounds of sweet potatoes (I used canned, as did Jule).

After cooking, drain, mix and mash. Then add the following:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg

Pout this mixture into a 1 ½ quart casserole dish.

Mix:

  • 1 cup graham crackers (broken into small pieces)
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Sprinkle on sweet potato mixture.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes!

It is fabulous!

VP Trish: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Roll

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Had too much fun with Halloween! After a few modifications, our house is decorated for Thanksgiving! As much as I love to decorate for Christmas, I enjoy Thanksgiving. My blessings are plentiful!

November celebrates several birthdays in my family! My baby brother and I are the 14th (Brad was born on my 5th birthday, best gift ever!), John is the 25th (my wild man is turning 60!) and my youngest son, Gregory, was born on November 30th.

As you know, I love to bake and now is the time to really get into full gear! I make pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving then the cookies start. This is not my recipe, but I shall share it:

For each 29 ounce can of pure pumpkin, you will have enough to make five rolls.

Cake:

Beat:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin

Add:

  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Grease a 15 X 10 jelly-roll pan, then add a sheet of waxed paper and grease that also. Pour batter evenly into pan.

Bake at 375 for 13-15 minutes.

Immediately flip cake onto sugar sprinkled tea towel. Peel off the paper, sprinkle more sugar, roll the cake in the towel, and allow to cool.

Filling:

Beat until well-blended:

  • 1 8 oz. package Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon (not an error) vanilla extract (I only use pure vanilla)

Unroll cake and towel, spread cream cheese mixture on cake. Roll, wrap in plastic wrap. (I also wrap in foil because I like to freeze mine). Or refrigerate for at least one hour.

These make wonderful gifts for those you are thankful for and give a delicious preview of what’s to come!


The end of year mailing went out last week to each Nest Financial Secretary. It contains all the reports that the National Office requires. There is a memo with the deadline dates for each form.

If your Nest has a trust fund, there is a new form for updated signatures.

There are also two sheets of forms for the Nest referral program.

If you have any questions at all regarding the forms required, please contact me.


Hope you all voted! Keep safe and healthy! Wash those hands!