#FRIDAYFOOD Sweet Potatoes


It is sweet potato pickin’ season in Mississippi, and because it has been so dry, sweet potato farmers are kicking up huge dust clouds in the fields as they go! If you drive by, it looks like a dust storm!

I asked all of my friends on social media, “what was their favorite way to eat sweet potatoes.” Patti Drapula of Starkville said, “in a pie, of course!”

Apparently everyone felt somewhat the same way. They love the traditional casseroles and a hot sweet potato from the oven with sugar and cinnamon and butter.

Although sweet potatoes may be part of every Southern Fall food tradition, they are some of the most nutritious vegetables around. Sweet potatoes can be found in local markets year-round, however they are in season in November and December. Just in time for pies and treats for the holidays! Continue reading