This post was sponsored by Circulon.  All opinions expressed are my own.

The holidays are right around the corner and what I’m most excited about is the food.  I love to have all the classics on my table – ham, sweet potatoes, collard green, stuffing and cranberry sauce, but from year to year I revamp it a bit.  One thing that always stays the same is simplicity; with so many dishes to prepare I find it best to stay away from lengthy recipes and ones that are too complex.   My ultimate goal is to wow my guests with dishes that are easy enough for the novice cook to execute.twice-baked-sweet-potato-1-of-1-11

I love sweet potatoes and decided to put a spin on it this year with these twice baked sweet potatoes – gruyere cheese, rosemary and sage strays away from the classic sweet dish and gives it a savory flavor.    The sweet potatoes are roasted in the oven using Circulon Ultimum Collection which features ULTRA TOTAL® nonstick system with premium triple-layer nonstick that’s safe in the oven for up to 500 degrees!  What I love about this set is the fact that it’s super easy to maintain; it’s stainless steel base makes it durable, it’s dishwasher safe and is suitable for all cook tops including induction. twice-baked-sweet-potato-1-of-1-8

Once the sweet potatoes are roasted, I remove most of the inside and mash with butter and cream that’s infused with rosemary, sage and garlic and a generous amount of gruyere cheese.   I placed it back into the oven for a second time and the aroma that filled my kitchen was nothing short of amazing!  Not only do these look, smell and taste amazing, it’s super easy and would be stunning on any holiday table.  twice-baked-sweet-potato-1-of-1-3



Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes

4 tbsp butter

¼ cup cream

2 sprigs rosemary about 3 inches in length

5 sage leaves

3 cloves garlic, smashed

¼ tsp black pepper

½ tsp salt

½ cup grated gruyere cheese

Fried sage leaves to garnish(optional)

8 servings

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A winner has been selected!  Please check your email and respond within 7 days or a new winner will be chosen.

WINNER: Shahidah Armstrong

In the spirit of the season I will be giving away a Circulon Ultimum Collection 11 Piece Cookware Set valued at $399.99 which is available exclusively at Kohl’s!  This giveaway is open to US residents only. circulon-ultimum-11-pc-set

  • Pressure forged heavy-gauged aluminum construction
  • Oven safe up to 500 degrees
  • ULTRA TOTAL® nonstick system with premium triple-layer nonstick
  • Hassle-free lifetime guarantee
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Brushed stainless steel lids and cast stainless steel handles



The winner will be notified by email on Monday 11/21

*Winner has 1 week to claim prize.  If prize is unclaimed then another winner will be chosen.

*Open to US residents only.

*Contest closed





















  1. Onyka Barrett
    November 18, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Love the recipie!
    Hope I win the giveaway!

  2. November 18, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Will definitely try this recipe for Thanksgiving

  3. Dawn Ross
    November 18, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Trying this for Thanksgiving for sure! Thank you.
    That Circulon set is amazing?!!

  4. Vanessa
    November 18, 2016 / 9:56 am

    Hands down one of the most informative blogs out here. Love you Jehan!

  5. Brittany Hodo
    November 18, 2016 / 9:58 am

    My boyfriend loves your Instagram any youtube. He’d never enter so im entering because I know he’d like the cookware and he loves cooking.

  6. Alexis J
    November 18, 2016 / 10:00 am

    This looks so yummy, I need to read this blog again extra slow.

  7. Jasmine Bryant
    November 18, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I do not have a Facebook however I’ve been a fan of your recipes as soon as I stumbled upon your IG! I consider myself an aspiring home chef so I love finding women cooks to contribute to knowledge in the kitchen not to mention you also being West Indian but from another island I’ve found some things I liked on your blog that I didn’t grow up eating but currently enjoy. I’ll be moving from NJ to Long Beach, CA in January and would love this cookware set in my new home!

  8. Shanita Smith-Weeks
    November 18, 2016 / 10:32 am

    This s awesome. I love cooking especially around the holidays.

  9. Odele Anderson
    November 18, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Done!!! Send me some pots!!!

  10. Jessica Pereira
    November 18, 2016 / 10:46 am

    I LOVE sweet potatoes as well and will definitely be giving this recipe a try!

  11. Kendrea Collins
    November 18, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Entered! I hope I win- moving into my first apartment soon:)

  12. Fiona
    November 18, 2016 / 11:17 am

    I hope I win the giveaway

  13. Michele D. Callender
    November 18, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Finally made it to Guyana ??, hubby’s homeland, this summer and acted like tourist seeing all the sights. Bucket list item ✔. Stumbled upon your IG page recently and have been loving the recipe’s you’ve been sharing. Nothing I ever cook looks like the recipe pic, lol, maybe this cookware is the missing piece ?.

  14. Allison Somerset-Garth
    November 18, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Will Try This Sweet Potato For Thanksgiving!!!!

  15. Natasha
    November 18, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Recipe looks devine as always! Presentation is on point! Those sweet potatoes look good enough to eat through the computer lol!

  16. Melissa
    November 18, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Followed/subscribed! That recipe looks fantastic, and so does the giveaway!

  17. Shahidah Armstrong
    November 18, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Awesome giveaway these pots and pans look like they will last a lifetime!

  18. Kama Favourite
    November 19, 2016 / 12:33 am

    Ok. Really, really, reaallllyy didn’t want to do instagram, but for this, I cave.

  19. Derrick
    November 19, 2016 / 4:02 am

    One of the best pot set ever,?????????????

  20. Sofia
    November 19, 2016 / 7:52 am

    Hi jehan,
    I’m in love with your cooking, every time you post a new recipe I try it since my I love cooking. You are my inspiration and being a GUyanese like me makes me love you more . I’m a newly wed and do not own much pots so I pray that I win this set. Love you

  21. karen
    November 19, 2016 / 11:02 am

    Beautiful sweet potatoes and awesome giveaway! Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. Jaclyn Reynolds
    November 19, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I’m following all and thank you for the chance!! The sweet potatos look so yummy!!!

  23. Alison Violano
    November 19, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    I love sweet potatoes and these look delicious. I am indebted to you and your blog for helping me to recreate some Guyanese food memories. Thanks!
    I’d love to start the new year with some beautiful new pots.
    Alison V.

  24. Thoratic
    November 19, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    I love your recipes and so happy that you even reply back to emails promptly when asked questions! Thanks so much for posting great recipes !

  25. David
    November 19, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    I follow Circulon on Facebook as David Lintz, I follow Circulon on Instagram as 1froglegs, I follow you on Instagram as 1froglegs, and I subscribe to your youtube channel as David Lintz

  26. Katisha Gloster
    November 19, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Love your recipes, so I can’t wait to try this one. Also super excited that you did the roti video. Entered the giveaway.

  27. Gillian Williams
    November 20, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Your recipes are always a joy to try and I’ve never been disappointed. Thanks for all that you do, thanks for taking the time to share with all of us.

  28. Erin Powell
    November 20, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Love your posts! Thank you for the chance.

  29. Larisa
    November 20, 2016 / 10:39 am

    The sweet potato dish looks so delicious and easy to make! I will be adding it to my solo thanksgiving this year ?

  30. Keola
    November 20, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Your recipes are so easy to follow and the end product is nothing but amazing. Can’t wait to try this recipe for Thanksgiving!
    Hope I’m lucky enough to win this giveaway!!!

  31. Kimberly Threadgill
    November 20, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Followed Circulon and was already subscribed to you. Would love to make the sweet potatoes in that cookware!

  32. Oneisia
    November 20, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Entered! Hope I win…I never win anything haha!!!

  33. Areefa Yusuf
    November 20, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Will definitely try this after my daughter is born in three weeks…can’t eat anything right now since my pregnancy have been so bad…btw I love all your recipes.. I just got my sister hooked on your website since she recently got married and can’t cook..great giveaway..cross my fingers..this would be a great gift for me since baby already have needs some spoiling too..good luck everyone and happy holidays

  34. Dorothea Williams
    November 20, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Done! thanks fot the chance!

  35. Kathy Foster-Fraser
    November 20, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Love your blog! Will be subbing candied yams for these bad boys on Thursday.

  36. Samantha
    November 20, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Love this recipe!

  37. Arvin Lyons
    November 20, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration. Waiting to see more.

  38. Arvin Lyons
    November 20, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration, we’re looking forward to future recipes & recommendations. Blessings ❤️️

  39. manda
    November 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I completed all steps. Thanks.

  40. Alina
    November 20, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Entered! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  41. November 20, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    This recipe looks like a must try! And I hope to win the pot set!

  42. Melvina A Hall
    November 20, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    This site has made me a better cook. Love that I can continue to prepare traditional guyanese dishes for my family. Continue the great work!!! I’VE ENTERED … good luck to all. ?

  43. Patrice Cousins
    November 20, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Entered! Would love to cook Christmas dinner with my daughters with these!!

  44. Susanna
    November 20, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    When I first began cooking your recipes were a lifesafer ! This sweet potato dish was such a hit this morning for my friends ! Thank u , thank u ! For putting so much time , love and effort into all of these recipes ..
    What a generous giveaway ! I would love this set !

  45. NaTasha W.
    November 20, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Great recipes always!

  46. Sherry
    November 20, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Love all your recipes.

    Tried your chicken chow mein recipe today and it was delicious.

    Also, I always Google guyanese recipes and click on your link of course!!

  47. Rozella Fyffe
    November 20, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Would have to try this recipe. I love sweet potatoes

  48. Shari
    November 20, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Great recipe! I hope I can make it with the cookware giveaway.

  49. Terry
    November 20, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Love all of your recipes ?….here’s to winning those pots

  50. Sherry
    November 20, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Love to win the giveaway!nice pot set for making all of your nice recipes.

  51. Michele
    November 23, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Was the winner announced?

  52. JehanP
    November 27, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Michele the winner was announced and notified. The name of the winner is in this post.