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Sweet Potatoes Two Ways and a Pyrex giveaway!

The new year is a good jumping off point for starting fresh. While everyone has good intentions of eating right, sometimes it’s hard to give up your favorite dishes. That’s why reinventing something you already love is easy with a few substitutions.

For the new year I’ve taken sweet potatoes to a whole new level. My original version is decadent and over the top, so I’ve changed it up to make it lighter but still maintain that sweet and delicious comfort food that is so familiar. A little change can go a long way in making you feel satisfied without weighing you down. The choice is yours of which you decide to make. No judgement in the new year!

Just like decadent comfort food, Pyrex bakeware has gotten a makeover for the new year too! Pyrex has been used by my family for years and I often transport my dishes to parties and gatherings. The glass dish now has built in sturdy, comfortable grip handles which makes it easy to carry when full of food.

They’re perfect for hot dishes as well as cold foods like Jello and salads and now they come with lids! It’s like my prayers have been answered, no more plastic wrapping the top and hoping nothing spills! Plus new Pyrex Bakeware Portables come with a freezer pack and a zippered carrying case, making it easy to transport your potluck dish to the next party.

Pyrex is giving away one of these beautiful Bakeware Portables complete with easy snap leak proof lid and durable carrying case to one of my lucky readers! Your potluck cred with soar when you show up with one of these! (Just make sure you get it back.) Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite dish that you’d like to “lighten up!”
2. Follow me on twitter @justjenn
3. Tweet about the giveaway!
4. Like justJENN recipes on Facebook
5. Follow @WorldKitchenLLC on twitter
6. Like Pyrex on facebook

Each is one entry, so you have a good chance at winning! The contest closes on January 20, 2014 at 12AM. Good luck!

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Decadent Mashed Sweet Potatoes
4 sweet potatoes
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Peel and cube the sweet potatoes and add them to a large pot of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes or until fork tender, then drain.

Mash the hot sweet potatoes with the creme fraiche, heavy cream, butter, brown sugar, Maple Syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt until combined.

Spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with brown sugar.

Lightened Up Mashed Sweet Potatoes
4 sweet potatoes
6 ounces low fat pumpkin yogurt
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon honey

Peel and cube the sweet potatoes and add them to a large pot of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes or until fork tender, then drain.

Mash the hot sweet potatoes with the low fat pumpkin yogurt, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and salt until combined.

Spoon into a serving dish and drizzle with honey.

*full disclosure: World Kitchen LLC gifted me a Portable Bakeware set and a gift card. The opinions and ideas expressed are my own. World Kitchen LLC is providing this prize for one reader who will be selected at random and contacted by email. Giveaway ends January 20, 2014 at 12AM PST. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S.

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Sweet Potatoes Two Ways and a Pyrex giveaway!



28 Responses to “Sweet Potatoes Two Ways and a Pyrex giveaway!”

  1. I love sweet potatoes, but I’ve never tried them mashed. I think I’ll have to test these out…. both ways! YUM!

  2. Ashley C says:

    Our cheeseburger meatloaf! I’ve been trying to convince my husband to at least let me try it with ground turkey, but no luck yet


  3. maureen says:

    I like the Breakfast leek quiche to be a bit lighter. It is a favorite with my family.

  4. Melissa says:

    I’d like to try that sweet potato recipe!

  5. Lorena says:

    I’d like to lighten up my lasagna recipe — we’re of the opinion that there’s no such thing as “too much cheese.” Unfortunately, our waistlines don’t agree!

  6. Christina C. says:

    I’d like to lighten up spinach and artichoke dip.

  7. karen w. says:

    yum! i love sweet potatoes! i’d like to lighten up mac and cheese

  8. Steph says:

    I guess I should lighten up my mashed potatoes…I put in too much butter and cream but it tastes so yummy!

  9. Oh, boy. What I have to figure out how to “lighten up” is my boyfriend’s Banana Pudding! It’s his Texan grandma’s recipe, and I think it requires about 18 different kinds of sugar. The whole BAKING aisle, practically!

  10. Jennie says:

    Hmm… I don’t really “lighten up” recipes much, but I guess funeral potatoes could use some help. All that butter, cheese, and sour cream… I gain weight just thinking about it.

  11. Julie U says:

    I’d like ways to lighten up “creamy” soups.

  12. Katalia says:

    Spinach dip, or broccoli cheese spinach casserole.

  13. I’d like to lighten up some of my cookie recipes.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to lighten up macaroni & cheese!

  15. Felicia says:

    I could use some lightened up fettucini alfredo!

  16. Kris L. says:

    Chicken Marsala!

  17. Carolsue says:

    I think that would probably be lasagna!

  18. Alma says:

    eggplant parmesan is a favorite I would like to make low calorie

  19. Lauren says:

    mac and cheese

  20. Florence says:


  21. Doris says:

    Probably all those baked goods but also chicken pot pie

  22. Sandy says:

    Tailgate potatoes!

  23. Laura Ari says:

    I’d love to lighten up my franks hot wing dip.

  24. meredith says:

    I would like to lighten up my mac &cheese

  25. Arlene says:

    Oooh, biscuits and gravy!

  26. Michelle says:

    Chicken Fried Steak

  27. Eva says:

    I have a recipe for corn pudding I’d love to lighten up. As it is, I may as well smear it directly on my hips.

  28. Michelle T says:

    Would like to lighten up chicken Parmesan!

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