This easy sweet potato pie recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Sweet potato pie is a traditional southern dessert recipe, often served in place of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Loaded with cooked sweet potato and plenty of spices, this southern staple will be a big hit!
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Saying thanks with a sweet potato pie
Ever since my children were in Kindergarten, I have volunteered in their classroom. I was the mom cooking with them on Friday mornings, reading to them on Earth Day, chaperoning the field trip, and organizing holiday parties. I loved every moment I spent with them and I learned something very important about myself. I discovered that I do NOT have the patience to be a teacher!
Seriously, after an hour of volunteering I was about ready to strangle half of those kids! You really have to be dedicated and love your job to be a good teacher and I am eternally grateful for the hard work they put into educating our kids. I encourage you to take a moment this holiday season and say THANKYOU to your hard working teachers!
Thankful for Old Fashioned Recipes
If you are wondering what to get your child’s teacher I encourage you to consider making a homemade treat and tucking in a handwritten note. This sweet potato pie is a delicious way to say thankyou to a teacher who dedicates so much time and energy to education our kids! (almost as good as an old fashioned green tomato mincemeat pie!) Keep reading for an idea for making a personalized washi tape note card to go with the pie!
Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Nutrition information not always accurate
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information not always accurate
No matter what you decide to give your teacher, I encourage you to include a thoughtful note. If your child is old enough, have THEM write the teacher a message. Tell your teacher what you appreciate about them or something special that you remember from class or a field trip you enjoyed. Your note doesn’t have to be long or particularly eloquent, just personal!
If you have some washi tape and some plain paper around you can create a beautiful Christmas card in just minutes for your teacher. Here is a brief description of how to do this:
Washi Tape Note Card Tutorial
2 pieces of white paper, one approximately 4 inches x 6 inches long and the other about 2 x 2 inches long
1 piece of red or green paper, approximately 4 inches x 6 inches long
assorted red, white, green themed washi tape
scalloped edge scissors
BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers
Lay your 4 inch by 6 inch white paper on the table and cover is with washi tape. Start at one corner and add the washi tape at a diagnol from one end to another. Overlap the tape onto the reverse side as necessary.
Glue your red or green paper to the reverse side of the white paper so that you hide the edges of the washi tape.
Fold your card in half
Using scalloped scissors, cut along the edges of the smaller white piece of paper and glue onto the right interior side of the card.
Using your BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers to write your personalized message in the card.
As part of this #BicMerryMarking campaign I used #PrairieBerry to write my handwritten note on this washi tape note card. If you would like to get crafty and give your teachers a hand made gift this holiday season I encourage you to download the coupon to purchase BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers and join me in getting crafty. Not sure what sort of craft to do? Download the digital pdf booklet of inspirational ideas to create at home and to share with your friends!
I challenge all of my blogger friends to get crafty this holiday season! Sam, Debi and Karen go get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.