Here is another recipe from our website, want something different for dinner? Well try this recipe for twice baked sweet potatoes. They are quick and easy to make and are a nice change to the plain potato.

Give them a try here is the recipe.

For you sweet potato lovers out there here is a recipe that is sure to please! Twice baked sweet potatoes with hickory syrup! Reminds you of a sweet potato souffle or pie, makes a nice side for a meal.

Twiced Baked Sweet Potatoes


6 sweet potatoes

2 tbsp brown sugar

4oz Sutton Mill Creek Hickory Syrup your choice of flavors

4 tbsp butter

4 oz cream cheese

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger

Salt & ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 375°F. Place sweet potatoes on cookie sheet and bake for 1hr or until soft. Remove from oven and let cool enough to handle. Split potatoes and remove skins to a medium sized bowl, saving the skins as shells. In another bowl, combine brown sugar, Hickory Syrup, butter, cream cheese and cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and a pinch of salt and pepper. Incorporate all together with fork until well blended. Add the potato flesh to the butter and cream mixture above and fold in completely. Add the filling back into the potato shells and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Do you need a bread to go with dinner then give this a try! Hickory Cornbread would go good with any meal but would be real good with a bowl of chili or like I made a meal of ham, twiced baked sweet potatoes and corn on the cob! Check out this video for all the details, recipe is below.

Hickory Cornbread A wonderfully flavored and different cornbread! Makes a great addition to any meal! HICKORY CORNBREAD

1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 cup cornmeal

2/3 cup milk

1/3 cup Sutton Mill Creek Hickory Syrup

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup Sutton Mill Creek Hickory Syrup

1/3 cup walnuts or pecans coarsely chopped

Directions: Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch square cake pan. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Stir in cornmeal with fork. Combine milk, 1/3-cup Hickory Syrup, butter, and eggs; add to dry ingredients. Stir in just until blended. Spoon into pan and smooth. Drizzle remaining 1/4-cup hickory syrup over batter. Sprinkle with walnuts or pecans. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Tate City is in the community of Persimmons, located in Rabun County in northeast Georgia. This is the prettiest spot in our neck of the woods I do believe! At least in my opinion.

Tallulah River Trail to Tate City This wide, 14.5 mile in and out route takes you from Persimmon Valley Road north to Tate City and the North Carolina border. Along the way are hiking trails, the Tate City Mall and some incredible beauty. Take U. S. Highway 76 west from Clayton (Rabun County) for 8 miles to Persimmon Road. Turn right and travel four miles to Tallulah Road (F.S. 70) on left. The Tallulah River Road, which continues north over the bridge is one of the finest scenic drives in the state. It continues north to Tate City, a mining and lumber town that died out in the 1920’s.

When you return to Persimmons Valley Road you can turn right. The road continues to Patterson Gap, a beautiful, but little known area of Rabun County. This then comes out on Highway 441 north of Dillard. Road offers Scenic Drive along Tallulah River. Road turns into single lane with turnouts and goes to Tate City. This drive up the Tallulah’s upper gorge is spectacular. It begins at the bridge over the Coleman River. At this bridge is the trailhead for an exciting, short (less than a mile) trail up the gorge of the Coleman River through the Coleman River Scenic Area , described on a sign just north of the bridge. FS 70 dead-ends in the heart of the Southern Nantahala Wilderness. The major access point for the Tallulah River basin, FS 70 follows beside the Tallulah through the 3-mile-long Rock Mountain Gorge, on the old railroad bed, which was blasted out of solid rock by the lumber company logging the valley in virgin timber days.

This lovely road crosses the Tallulah four times. The picturesque gorge has been the site of television commercials and postcard vistas. One can picnic on the rocks or fish the pools stocked weekly with eating-size rainbow trout. In the gorge grow a number of the beautiful and rare flowering tree, the mountain camellia, or Stewartia, which blooms in June and July. The best place to see the tree is in a stand at a wide place in the road at the extreme southern end of the Tate Branch Campground. At Line Branch, one can look back, high up at the Flat Branch Falls. Just below the Tate Branch Campground, Charlie’s Creek Road fords the river. When this road emerges on a flat near the AT, a north-turning fork leads one to the main Charlie’s Creek. Across the creek and up the road a few hundred yards, there is a trail up to an amethyst mine that has produced some of the finest gem amethysts in the United States.

Sofie Says go check it out and get cooled off on a hot day!

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