Holiday Cooking with Reading Arizona, Part 3

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This holiday season, why not try something different and have an authentic Southwestern holiday dinner with the family? This year Reading Arizona is sharing authentic Southwestern recipes for the holidays that have been used throughout Arizona since 1911. We hope you enjoy these authentic recipes and continue to watch for more. From all of us at the Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) and Arizona State Library, we wish you a happy holiday season!

Double Sweet Potatoes

  • 3 cups Cooked Sweet Potatoes, mashed
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup Sweet Milk
  • Topping
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup chopped Nuts
  • 1/3 cup Flour

Mix sweet potatoes, salt, butter, vanilla, sugar, eggs, and milk together and place in a greased casserole dish. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve warm as a side dish or a dessert. Serves 4.

  • Fischer, Bruce, and Bobbi Fischer. Grand Canyon Cook Book. 10th ed. American Traveler Press, 2008. Accessed November 13, 2015. Page 73.

For more Arizona-inspired holiday and non-holiday recipes visit and explore the many cookbooks that feature Arizona cuisine.

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