Stilettos and Diapers

11.21.2014

Recipe // Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving! I'm so ready for it, but my pants are feeling tight just thinking about all the food. I whipped up these Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes yesterday and they were so delicious. Would make the perfect substitute to the classic sweet potato casserole, not to mention much healthier for you! They're totally clean and have no sugar or butter!
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Clean Eating, Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.
They're very easy to make. I baked sweet potatoes one day, then cut, scooped and baked the next day. Makes Thanksgiving prep so easy to get the time consuming step out of the way early.  
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.
Go ahead and get your hands dirty making the topping!
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.
Bake and enjoy for Thanksgiving! Or in the school pick-up line for lunch. I like to be fancy. 
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes: Paleo, gluten free, sugar free.

Ingredients: 
3 sweet potatoes
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup 

Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 maple syrup
3 Tbsp coconut oil (in solid state)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)

Instructions:
 1.  Scrub sweet potatoes, puncture several times with fork tines and place on a foil lined  baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 45 minutes. (You can go on to the next steps immediatly, or  allow to cool before making. This can even be done the day prior to next steps.)
 2.  Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop insides out, leaving a small amount around the  edges to keep the shape. Place potato skins in greased baking pan. 
 3.  Whisk together with next 3 ingredients until mixed through. Divide back into potato  skins.
 4.  Mix all topping ingredients together with a fork and sprinkle over the potatoes. 
 5.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, covered with foil for the first 15, then uncovered for the  second 15. 
 6.  Serve immediately. 

Enjoy!

11.20.2014

Family Pictures with Rack Room Shoes

Over the weekend, I started to panic about Christmas cards. I couldn't remember if I ever sent them last year, and after texting several people, discovered that I don't think I did. Anyway, I told the hubs that we need to send cards and fast! So, after church on Sunday, we stopped at a favorite park and set up the tripod. We bribed the boys with a fun hike and time on the playground if they smiled and they did great! 
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Our shoe game was on point for our pictures, thanks to the boots we just got from Rack Room Shoes. I love that I can go there and find something that everyone in the family loves, which, let's be honest, isn't that easy. Let's start with Mr. Picky himself, who managed to find several pairs of men's casual shoes that he had to decide on. photo IMG_1408_zps491ec45d.jpg
Cooper takes very much after his dad in the picky department, but agreed to match Callan this fall with these classic Timberland boots. Yes, they're matching. And they will keep matching for as long as I possibly can! Rack Room carries multiple pairs of matching boy's boots that are available in toddler and boys sizes. Which makes me a happy momma!
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And apparently, I missed the memo of grey shirt and dark boots. Rack Room Shoes has a huge selection of women's boots, so my choice was tough, but I fell in love with these cut out boots by Madden Girl. They go with everything! 
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So relieved that we got some good pictures, even though the whole shoot was a little impromptu. Maybe the fact that it was casual made it much lower stress!

Don't forget you can shop at Rack Room Shoes online now! (I'll do a happy dance for you.) Right now, every boot is on sale, plus BOGO 50% off! And did I mention free shipping over $50? You're welcome. Happy shopping in your pajamas! 

Do you send Christmas cards every year? And do you take new pictures for them if you do? 

Sponsered: I received product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  
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