PostHeaderIcon Cooking With Cops: Sweet Potato Biscuits

Okay, folks, the weekend’s here so it’s time to step outside the crime scene tape, put away the fingerprint powders and brushes, and relax. And what better way to kick back than to whip up something good in the kitchen? So here’s one of my favorites—sweet potato biscuits—all the way from the good people of Bridgeville, Delaware. As Sheriff Andy Taylor would say, “They’re some kinda’ goo…ood!”

Sweet Potato Biscuits


– 2 cups warm, mashed, boiled sweet potatoes

– 1/2 cup melted butter

– 2 tsp. baking powder

– 3 cups sifted flour

– 3/4 cup sugar

– 1 tsp. salt

The Process

Pre-heat oven to 425.

Sift flour and baking powder. Mix warm sweet potatoes with sugar, salt, and butter. Add flour to potato mixture and mix thoroughly.

Roll on slightly-floured bread board until approximately 1/2 inch thick.

Cut with biscuit cutter (or inverted juice glass, water glass, etc.) and place on baking sheet.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until nicely browned and done. Brush melted butter across the tops and watch them disappear.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 to 3 dozen mouth-watering biscuits.


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We Need Your Books!

Yes, it’s that time of the year when I start begging (bugging) everyone for signed books and other goodies for the Writers’ Police Academy’s raffle/silent auction.

In the past, we’ve received items such as cell phones, oil paintings, basket material, signed TV scripts, and much, much more.

Proceeds from the auction are combined with overall profits which are then donated to the criminal justice foundation for use in training new and veteran officers, and for purchasing much-needed supplies and equipment. The officers who benefit from the funds are many of the same officers who so willingly answer questions from writers.

Last year, thanks to everyone who participated, we were able to donate a whopping $10,000 to the foundation.

So I thank each of you for your generous support. The raffle baskets are a huge hit each year. I believe Joseph Wambaugh has started the ball rolling by sending one of his signed books.

So won’t you please help us help the people who dedicate their lives to helping others? Please contact me at if you can help out.

By the way, we’ve secured a few more slots for the Writers’ Police Academy. Remember, SinC will be paying well over half of your registration fee, and this year is the largest and most exciting event we’ve ever put together. I hope to see all of you there. It’s an experience you’ll never forget.

This is not a watered down citizen’s police academy. It’s the real deal!

Again, please help if you can. Thanks so much.

We are also offering ad space in the program and on the website. It’s great PR for you and your work!

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