**Updated & Closed**My Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish: Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes + Win a $25 Target Gift Card

November 25, 2014 by  
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The winner of the $25 Target gift card is: Susan DeVaux.  Congratulations Susan and thank you to everyone who participated!

My husband is the one who does all the major cooking for all of the holidays. My role is to put together the menu, shop for all the ingredients, cook side dishes and plan out the entertainment. I try to balance out his hard work in the kitchen by whipping up simple side dishes that don’t require me to ask for any guidance. In our house it’s all about team work and keeping everything fun. My favorite side dish to cook for Thanksgiving is spicy mashed sweet potatoes. It’s the perfect side for the turkey and gravy, stuffing and even vegetables like green beans. Below is a quick step by step recipe to make the spicy mashed sweet potatoes.

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2 lbs sweet potatoes
6 tbsps butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 tbsp brown sugar


Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into pieces.

Boil in salted water for about 15-20 minutes or until soft.

Drain and mash with a fork.

Add butter, salt and pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and beat well.

In a few simple steps you will have a delicious side dish you can call all your own! All that’s left to do is set the table (see my favorite silverware below) and set the mood with festive music (my husbands favorite part) and lighting (see candles below). To help you get your Thanksgiving day started I’ve teamed up with Target to give away a $25 egift card that you can use to get your kitchen ready for the holiday’s with all the amazing goodies in the Target wedding registry. Below you’ll see some of my personal instore favorites; and by clicking here you can see the entire wedding registry collection AND enter to win a $25 Target gift card!

favorite thanksgiving dish

See the Calphalon collection here

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See the Threshold Bistro Set here

sono sounds system

SONOS Wireless HiFi System (see the entire SONOS collection here)

Target Flatware


Prelit candles


How to enter:

Simply visit Target and pick your one must have kitchen item. Come back here and leave the link in the comment section. For additional entries you can pin the giveaway, tweet the giveaway or follow me on Facebook (make sure you state you did each one in separate comments below). Contest runs from 11/24 until 11/28 (just in time for Target’s Black Friday deals). Good luck!! **US residents only.


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24 Responses to “**Updated & Closed**My Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish: Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes + Win a $25 Target Gift Card”
  1. Nicki Joseph says:

    I would love the Red Kitchenaid mixer!! 🙂

  2. Nicki Joseph says:

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  3. Mami2jcn says:

    I love the Kitchenaid stand mixer.

  4. Mami2jcn says:

    I follow you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy.

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  6. HS says:

    I’ll love KitchenAid Professional 5 Qt. Mixer KV25G0X .

  7. HS says:

    Follow on Facebook.

  8. Susan DeVaux says:

    My must have kitchen item is a Keurig. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. Susan DeVaux says:

    **FB fan

  10. Dianne Hall says:

    I am obsessed with the white Threshold plates. So classic and clean looking.


  11. Dianne Hall says:

    I follow on facebook thank you

  12. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like you on facebook as amanda sakovitz

  13. steve weber says:

    I love the Kitchenaid stand mixer.

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