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Cooking with Melanie: Sweet Potato cobbler
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“My Daddy loved his Grandmother’s sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.

As Thanksgiving is near, I think this cobbler will be a great addition to your table. Afterall, Thanksgiving and sweet potatoes were made to go together! This Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for and I am very thankful to have this opportunity to share my recipes with you. I hope you are enjoying them! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!“

1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup self rising flour
Mix all ingredients well and pour into melted butter in baking dish. Do not stir!

2 cups thinly sliced sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350.
Melt 1 stick of butter in a 9×13 pan in the oven as it preheats.

Boil sweet potatoes until slightly cooked but still firm and then drain them. Gently mix potatoes with all of the other ingredients. Pour onto the center of the melted butter and cobbler batter in baking dish. Do not stir! Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the top of the cobbler is a nice golden brown.

Melanie Thompson is a 13-year-old seventh grader at Indian Creek Middle School has been cooking since she first helped her great grandmother, Louis, in the kitchen when she was two.