25 Days of Christmas

Sweet Potato Pie + Giveaway (The Lion King on Broadway!)

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I’m reviewing two holiday treats for Days 17 and 18, and one of those treats can be enjoyed guilt-free since it has zero calories! Both of today’s featured treats—Sweet Potato Pie and The Lion King on Broadway—celebrate the talent and innovation of the African diaspora. This sweet potato pie will fill satisfy your appetite, but the Lion King on Broadway will satisfy your soul.  Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to see how you can win TWO tickets to the LION KING on Broadway, Thursday, March 3rd performance at 7pm.

Days 17 and 18: Sweet Potato Pie + The Lion King on Broadway

Difficulty: Entering the giveaway for TWO FREE TICKETS is a piece of cake!

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is a close cousin to the All-American, perennial holiday favorite, pumpkin pie. It uses sweet potatoes, a staple in African cuisine, and was developed by slaves in the southern region of the United States. It is most popular in the South, and is a beloved dessert in “soul food” cuisine.  In fact, sweet potato pie is so good that you may even break out in song.

The Lion King on Broadway

Lion King on Broadway

This musical masterpiece will have you break out into song as well, long after the final curtain has been drawn at Minskoff Theater on Broadway.  This touching and heartwarming musical transports its viewers to the fictional Pride Rock in the very real Serengeti in Tanzania. The costumes are a combination of authentic, traditional Tanzanian and South African garb and masks, combined with artistic engineering innovation to mimic the grace and beauty of gazelles leaping and zebras prancing.

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This musical offers what other Broadway shows don’t because it is a complete spectacle of nostalgic Disney hits like “The Circle of Life,” along with superb dancing, acting, and singing. And as great as the talented performers are, the choreography and use of puppetry in the costumes puts this musical in a league of its own. I first saw this musical in Los Angeles over a decade ago, but seeing it again makes me realize how timeless this classic really is.  Entering this giveaway is simple.  You must do the following two things to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post with your favorite holiday dish (dessert or otherwise!)
  2. Click on the link below and select the first tab.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER –>  a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can win bonus entries by following the directions above. 

The contest ends at 11:59pm, December 28th. The winner will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to respond to claim the prize!  Good luck!

Me with the talented L. Steven Taylor, who plays Mufasa

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  • Christian W. SAYS | December 18, 2015

    My favorite holiday dish is Mac and cheese

    • Foodie in France SAYS | December 18, 2015

      One of my faves too! Got your entry- good luck!

  • dani L. (@mzdaniphantom) SAYS | December 18, 2015

    Strawberry delight!!

    • Foodie in France SAYS | December 18, 2015

      Great choice!

  • Emily Herschbein SAYS | December 20, 2015

    I really love rice pudding…and tapioca pudding…I just really love pudding 😀

    • Foodie in France SAYS | December 20, 2015


  • Maya Banitt SAYS | December 22, 2015

    I love chocolate chip cookies!

  • Alisha Ross SAYS | January 24, 2020

    This was yummy! I’ve never made spaghetti squash before and I’m not sure if it’s supposed to me soft or not when it’s done. My squash was on the larger side so maybe I should have cooked it longer.

  • Rose Martine SAYS | February 6, 2020

    This looks tasty but might I suggest that you swap cage-free organic for pastured organic. From what I know, it seems like a kinder option!

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I am a lawyer-turned-baker. 
I left my 9-5 office job because I wanted to create recipes, videos, and most of all—Bake! I won the Great American Baking Show, and my debut cookbook Life Is What You Bake It contains some of the winning recipes! My motto is simple: When life gives you lemons, make lemon curd. We have the power to turn tart situations into sweet ones, and it’s my mission to teach people how.



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