Sweet Potato Casserole & What Happens Under the Mistletoe

December 16th, 2015 Kimberly Feature, Review 61 Comments

16th Dec


Today I am sharing Sweet Potato Casserole & What Happens Under the Mistletoe . This scrumptious casserole dish is one that I serve for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is to die for. It’s like dessert for dinner. Years and years ago when I worked in the corporate world we use to have pot lucks, and a gentleman from the IT department brought in this dish, and then was gracious enough to share the recipe. I will forever be thankful. Enjoy and be sure to check out my thoughts on What Happens Under the Mistletoe, this month’s book recommendation.



Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole



  • 3 cups of sweet potatoes skinned, cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 stick of butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (to desired  texture)
  • 1/2 stick of butter

  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Lightly grease casserole dish/pie plate or 13 X 9 dish
  • Combine the potatoes, sugar, salt, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla with a mixer.
  • Pour into greased dish
  • Combine toppings
  • Sprinkle toppings evenly over casserole
  • Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes
  • Serves 4-8

Book Recommendation

Sweet Potato Casserole & What Happens Under the Mistletoe
What Happens Under the Mistletoe
by Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, Meredith Duran
Series: Sinful Suitors #1.5
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, and Candace Camp, and USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran come together for a sizzling historical romance holiday anthology. Stunned by the heat of an unexpected kiss on a cold winter’s eve, two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into burning passion in Sabrina Jeffries’s delightful yuletide story, "The Heiress and the Hothead". In the snowy Scottish countryside, Karen Hawkins’s rakish duke has an unforgettable holiday encounter in "Twelve Kisses" when the alluring lady he surprises under the mistletoe is not who he expected, but a long-lost love with a score to settle. In "By Any Other Name", Edinburgh is aglitter for Christmastime as Candace Camp sends a curious gentleman in hot pursuit of an intriguing lady in disguise—one who refuses to reveal her true identity, though she fears he has already stolen her heart with his kiss. In "Sweet Ruin", will the festive spirit of the season sweep Meredith Duran’s feisty heroine beneath the mistletoe—and back into the arms of the dashing rogue whose carelessness soiled her reputation and sent her into exile in London? In this all-new story collection sparkling with sexy charm and heartwarming wit, four beloved bestselling authors reveal the mix-ups and make-ups, the missed chances and golden opportunities that come but once a year.

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What Happens Under the Mistletoe is a delightful holiday anthology featuring short historical romances from Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp and Meredith Duran. It contains four tales you can easily slip into during this busy holiday season. Each offers a delightful holiday romance so grab a cup of hot cocoa and snuggle up each night with one of these swoon-worthy romances.

The Heiress and the Hothead by Sabrina Jeffries-  A delightful tale in the Sinful Suitors series, that will work as a standalone. Amanda is from America and runs a mill at a Christmas party Lord Stephen attends in hopes of interviewing her. He spends his time writing about the deplorable conditions in London’ Cotton Mills, especially those that use children as young as five years of age. The romance was sweet, filled with banter and Mistletoe. I enjoyed the story until a certain sex scene had me declaring “what the fork?” The scene is very fade to black, but when and where the act took place..ridiculous. Aside from that the story was delightful.

Twelve Kisses by Karen Hawkins- A Scottish Duke kisses his mistress under the mistletoe only to discover it is someone from his past. This second chance romance has them trapped during a snowstorm where they are forced to work out their difference. The banter was entertaining as was the arguments and frustrations that they aired. Overall it was a sweet second chance romance to get you all warm and fuzzy.

By Any Other Name by Candace Camp- A woman dressed in disguise is searching for her missing brother.. Gregory attempts to help the young lad when he is in danger and imagine his surprise when he discovers she is woman. It was hilarious. Oh the wit!  Gregory is determined to learn her identity and the game is afoot. . Camp gives us some smooching, humor and romance. I laughed aloud more than once as the story unfolded.

Sweet Ruin by Meredith Duran- Georgiana and Lucas use to be in love then things fell apart and they parted angry and hurt. It is very obvious to outside observer that these two love each other and watching them bicker and nip at each other was pure entertainment. I loved the growth we saw in Georgiana and found I quite liked her. Twists and discovery kept things interesting on the way towards our HEA and this ended up being my favorite novella. It was delightfully written allowing me to feel the sexual tension and character’s emotions.

About Karen Hawkins

Karen Hawkins

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins is known for her wonderfully humorous and emotion-tugging historical and contemporary romances. The author of over 30 novels, Karen writes for a living between shopping for shoes, playing around on Facebook and Pinterest, looking for fun items for Hawkins Manor, and napping, although usually not at the same time. Sometimes, for fun, she takes Instagram pictures of her two rescue dogs, Sadie and Teke, and posts them online.

About Sabrina Jeffries

Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

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61 Responses to “Sweet Potato Casserole & What Happens Under the Mistletoe”

  1. Jenny

    I’m not a huge sweet potato person, but this sounds DELICIOUS! Anything in casserole format is a win to me:) And yay holiday historical romances! Exactly what I’m looking for at the moment Kim!

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  2. Nick

    You know how I am with short stories, Kim. I would be drawn to all of these stories had they been full-length novels.
    That casserole looks amazing! I love all things casseroles. 🙂
    Lovely review!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do too Quinn, I think its because we are so busy. It has taken me three nights to read a really good full length novel since I am running around with my head chopped off..but novellas I can start, enjoy and finish.

  3. Sophia Rose

    Oh yum! I have a similar recipe and haha, I got it from my co-worker, too. I haven’t made this in a while. My family would love it so thanks for sharing it.

    I didn’t grab this particular anthology because I had a pile already by the time I noticed it, but it sounds good. Lots of cuteness!

  4. Braine Talk Supe

    I’ve always be curious about SPC, saw a bunch of recipes and never tried any mainly because I don’t know how it’s supposed to taste. Like this is such a traditional dish, I don’t want to pick up some random recipe and consider it the benchmark.

    I have a wild hair on my butt this year though so I might give this a whirl beofre Christmas, practice and if I don’t bungle it up, I’ll make it for Christmas day.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Lark

    Your sweet potato recipe looks good – I may have to try it! I make one that has some butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, and a little bourbon in the potatoes, and then pecans or candied pecans on top. But I love sweet potatoes, so I’m always up for a new recipe! The book also looks good, but I think I’m anthologied out for a while! Maybe next year. 🙂

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  6. Kristin

    OMG!! THAT’S what that icon means!!! I had no clue what the fork meant!!! And I really can’t imagine any sex scene being too weird for you! Seriously, a historical with weirdness? Really!?!?!?!

    And I think the Candace Camp one sounds like my absolute favorite trope!! Great reviews, recipe and I love your graphic!!! Your baker is HOT!!!

  7. Adriana

    You’re singing my tune. I’ve become obsessed with sweet potatoes for a while now so this recipe is basically it for me.
    A long-lost love with a score to settle!? I’m loving all the anthology plot lines. Definitely, one to consider. Anthologies have surprised me before. They are better than I first suspected.