The SarahBakes Thanksgiving Menu is Here (& a Giveaway)!

Get Your Gobble on with SarahBakes!

Autumn has just sped by in a flurry of busy-senior activities. It is hard to believe that this is our son’s last year of high school, and yet, here we are. I have done just a little baking in the past 6 months so I am really looking forward to this year’s holiday baking season!

My Thanksgiving Menu is posted below and open for order requests. In addition to my Signature Buttercream Sugar Cookies, Triple Nut Spicy Chex Mix, frozen quiches and scones, I am excited to offer two new specialties this season: a moist and tender traditional Scandinavian Almond Cake, which is also featured in my new SarahBakes Breakfast Box, alongside my Cranberry-Orange Streusel Muffins and Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Bread.

Please keep in mind that your order is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from Sarah (usually within 24 hours of submitting your request. I have limited quantities for each item as I am striving to keep my schedule open for quality mom/son time, and kindly ask you to submit your order request by noon on Monday, November 21. Pick-up days are Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 9-10 AM or 5-6 PM, and Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 9AM-12 PM.

Celebrate with Sarah!

A new menu isn’t the only reason I have to celebrate – this week marks my 10th year as the food columnist for The Forum, and I am celebrating this occasion with a Weekly Giveaway from now until Christmas! Each week one lucky winner will be randomly selected to win a prize from items that represent some of my very favorite things.

In honor of the newest addition to my Norwegian baking repertoire, this week’s lucky winner will receive a Scandinavian Almond Cake pan! The winner must be able to pick their prize up in person in Fargo, North Dakota (sorry, shipping is not an option). Only one entry is needed to enter- each name will remain in the pool of entrants for the weekly drawings, unless they become a winner.

How to Enter

To enter, add your email address in the field below and you will be entered for a chance to win each week and receive updates on the giveaway prizes and winners. Each week’s winner will be notified by email and will also be announced in my column in The Forum’s Wednesday edition and here on the blog. Thank you, Skol and Good Luck!

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Cozy up to a bowl of Sweet Potato Soup with Andouille Sausage

I don’t know where you are, but winter has Arrived in the upper Midwest and with a chill that already feels like it will never leave me. There’s one food group that is the perfect antidote to Old Man Winter’s efforts to undermine my love of the season: SOUP.

This savory Sweet Potato Soup has a lush and comforting warmth that is further enhanced with the infusion of fall spices like cinnamon and cloves. But, it’s the finishing touch of Andouille sausage that sets this soup apart from other versions. GO STRAIGHT TO THE RECIPE

With its smoky richness, this spicy Cajun specialty adds the wow-factor and makes this soup especially crave-worthy. And, since it is a smoked meat, you don’t even need to worry about cooking it in advance. Just toss it in at the end with a luscious touch of heavy cream and enjoy.

This soup is easy to make – just roast and peel the sweet potatoes, saute up some onions and garlic, add chicken or vegetable stock, the roasted sweet potatoes, cinnamon and cloves and simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.

Next, use a handheld or liquid blender to blitz the soup into a silky puree and finish with the Andouille and cream. Bold in color and flavor, Sweet Potato Soup with Andouille Sausage is the perfect way to stay warm and cozy this winter.