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Barbara's Holiday Treats

Barbara McKay's Holiday Treats for You

In addition to Barbara's beautiful sweet potato pie presented as a holiday treat for you to enjoy with your friends and family, she has another spectacular holiday treat for you too!  Barbara's food memoir, 'Coming Home', has just been released for you to savor as well.  

The Charlotte media icon's book details life moments and recipes with a subtitle 'Reflections and Recipes from a Life in the Spotlight'.   The former WBTV personality is one of Charlotte's most popular and recognizable media personalities. This book showcases her life in the spotlight with recipes for food (and life) she learned along the way. Her love of food opened doors for her to travel the world and meet movie stars and royalty but it also kept her grounded to home and family. Barbara shares her love for food, life, important life events, lessons learned and her deep faith. Barbara says, “this book is a compilation and celebration of the many great people I’ve met, the blessings of so many experiences, and the recipes loved and requested by family, friends, and fans.”  The book is as beautiful to look at as you turn the pages in the same way Barbara's beautiful spirit fills each page.  'Coming Home' is highly recommended for purchasing as gifts for friends, family or yourself and is available directly from her website,

Barbara's Sweet Potato Pie

Serves six, 30 minutes prep time 


3 medium sweet potatoes

(about 1 pound)

1 unbaked 9-inch deep-dish pie crust

1-1/2 cups sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

1/2  cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Bake the sweet potatoes at 350 degrees until tender, about 45 - 60 minutes. Cool, peel, mash then set aside.

Thaw or unroll the pie crust into a 9--inch deep dish pie plate.

Using an electric mixer, beat the sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, butter, milk and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.  Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.