30 Days, 30 Gifts, Day 2 Winner .. and Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe!

30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners

This Month of Giving has already been so much fun for us – and it is just Day #2!   We really enjoy reading all of the great deeds you are posting here, and we look forward to an entire month of good deeds.  

Our Day 2 Winner is…
11/1 #4 Susan Cahill!  Congratulations and Thank you!Mural_small

Because Susan did something kind for somebody, she will receive a gorgeous Dashing Roses FQ Bundle by Art Gallery Quilts!

I read a passage last night, and thought you might all appreciate it :  “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you”… John Bunyon

Continue to do your good work, and let us know here on the blog!

Family Recipe Box

With the holidays bearing down upon us, we are going to start passing on some recipes from our family recipe box.   Coming from a large family, these favorites come from grandmothers, aunts, in-laws… the list goes on. 

Everybody in our family always loved when Aunt Kathy would show up with her version of sweet potato casserole for our large Thanksgiving  Dinners (I don’t recall a Thanksgiving when we had less than 25 family members, and usually we were closer to 30!).  Not being a marshmallow fan, but LOVING anything sweet, this was the perfect alternative for the typical sweet potato & marshmallows that usually accompanies the great turkey dinners –  and everybody in my family loved it.  Now that we are all spread around the country, the one thing I know is that each of our families will be enjoying this dish on Thanksgiving! 

thumbnailSweet Potato Casserole

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1 large can sweet potatoes, drained
2 eggs
¾ cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup pecans

With an electric mixer, mash the sweet potatoes.
Beat in the eggs and ½ of the melted butter, ½ of the brown sugar and the salt and cinnamon.
Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
Arrange nuts on the top and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar and butter.
Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

A View from Our Window & Monday Madness

3-x-5-cropped2The view here at Homespun Hearth is ever changing.  Yesterday we received about 15″ of snow, and then last night it started rain!   By the time we got into the office, much of the snow was gone … we thought that you might appreciate the day we have today as much as we will- sunny!  Isn’t it beautiful?   

And, the view inside Homespun Hearth is ever-changing, too.  As we have spent countless hours preparing the new website, we have ‘held’ off many of the new products that have been arriving daily.   We took a look around on Saturday, and realized that we still need to move more fabric out the door to make room for the new.  So, today we start our first “Monday Madness” – a time for you to save on a particular item to help those Mondays seem a bit more manageable.  

So, for our first “Monday Madness” we are offering all of our in-stock Kaffe Fassett Fabrics at 25% Savings!  Simply Use Coupon Code – MM56748!   Click Here to see the Selection.