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Day 5: Chili-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Well, we're now 5 days in to Sweet Potato Week, and we're finally making a dent in the giant laundry basket full of sweet potatoes in the garage!

Yes, this recipe is for mashed taters, but don't think that means they're just any 'ole mashed potatoes.  The chili and orange really give these a fun kick.

2 large sweet potatoes (1.75 lbs. or so)
1/4 c. fresh orange juice
1 tsp. orange zest
1 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt

1.  Bake sweet potatoes in 425-degree oven until soft, about 70 minutes.
2.  Once cool enough to handle, scoop out the insides into a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients.

3.  Mash!  (Or, if you're feeling brave, employ a little helper to mash for you.)
4.  Serve.

Tomorrow will be our final day of Sweet Potato Week, and I'm hoping it'll be a good one:  a dessert recipe that makes use of leftover sweet potatoes!

Thanks to Women's Health magazine for today's recipe