What’s better than a slice of sweet potato pie?

Sweet potato pie……….. in a cup!! LOL

Sweet potato pie is my all time favorite dessert, right before tiramisu.  But, I’ve gained some weight thanks to my sweet tooth and now I’m trying to watch how much that I eat.  Smaller portions is what I’m working on.  So I said to myself, hey, I wonder has anyone ever tried to make sweet potato pie cupcakes?

I went online and found tons of recipes for cupcakes with sweet potato in them… and pumpkin pie cupcakes…. but not actual sweet potato PIE cupcakes with an actual crust!  So this here is my own personal rendition… If you’ve seen something similar to this around elsewhere, let me know, and keep reading for the details 🙂

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A little over three years ago I was suddenly approached with some frightening news about someone who had at one time been a part of my life.  And by frightening, I mean down right SCARY.  This revelation embedded a whirlwind of shock, fear, paranoia and uncertainty in me for many months ahead.  At the same time, I was really struggling internally with an relationship that I was in. Then on top of that, I was pregnant with a child who was to be born with a major heart defect and need surgery soon after birth. With this mountain of stress around me, it was often hard for me to function as a normal person, but that at the same time these troubles would eventually bring out a persistent sense of faith, patience, and gratefulness that all truth would come out and work out for my greater good, and it did.  If you had bumped into me around this time, it would have been easy to sense a confused, and very emotionally vulnerable young woman.  Too often naive, I realized at that time that putting my trust in anyone but God was the wrong thing to do.

I remember clearly when I felt the most lost and depressed.  I was understandably shaken, scared and my faith was wavering.  I kept questioning God on why he wasn’t answering my prayers, how come I always felt so alone, and what could I have ever done to anyone for everything wrong that was happening in my life at that time.  I continually cried my heart out in despair, pitying my self every single night not even realizing that God knows me inside and out, had never stopped loving me or working to protect me. View Post

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One of my favorite dishes in the whole wide world are GREENS.  Yasssssss hunny, believe me when I tell you all that I just love them!  This is honestly something that I have grown up eating since a little baby.  Greens are expected on the menu in my house every single time Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter roll around. I have fond memories of my grandmother and grandfather cleaning greens together, cutting them apart, and simmering a huge stock pot full of them.. enough for all the family to eat their full.   I could never get enough of it as a child although my daughter isn’t quite yet that fond of vegetables.  I’m still hoping that she grows out of this stage.

 

The issue I’ve always had with fixing greens though, is who has time to prepare them?  I mean, You’ve got to wash them throughly, and take out the stems, cut em all in small pieces and then keep an eye on the pot once it’s cooking… Ugh!  That said, I sometimes can be a lazy cook, and so here’s where the pre-cut bags and slow cooker comes in! View Post

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