One App and One Dessert Recipe for Thanksgiving

Ohhhh, who doesn’t love the holidays? Even with a rough year and the aftermath of 2020, we can all find some solace when spending time with family and friends. Is your mother a Kitchen Goddess and taking on all the cooking? Help her out with an appetizer or a dessert. We found a recipe for each we’d love to share.


Twice-Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Serving Size: 4


1.      2 large sweet potatoes (or enough that weighs a 1/2 pound in total)

2.      1 drained can (8 ounces) of crushed pineapple

3.      1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4.      1 tablespoon butter

5.      1 tablespoon light- or dark-brown sugar

6.      2 teaspoons of cinnamon

7.      1 teaspoon grated orange zest

8.      1/2 teaspoon salt

9.      2 tablespoons chopped pecans


1.      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2.      To let some heat escape, poke a hole or two with a knife into the potatoes before putting them in the oven.

3.      Cook for about 50 minutes for everything to get soft and warm, but cool to the touch.

4.      A double bake, reduce heat to 325 degrees.

5.      Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out its insides. Place the potato guts in a medium bowl, with the pineapple, oil, butter, sugar, zest, cinnamon, and salt to the mix.

6.      Whip it up until it’s nice and fluffy

7.      Now add the new mix into the potato skins. Try to make them nice and round so they spread out as they cook.

8.      Place skins into a shallow oven safe dish and cover.

9.      Bake for 15 minutes.

10.   Sprinkle with pecans and bake for 5 more minutes.


Pecan Puffs

This is a two-parter – the shell and the mix of goodness.

Shell Ingredients

1.      2 cups of all-purpose flour

2.      One 8 ounce package of cream cheese

3.      1/2 cups of softened butter

Shell Instructions

1.      Super easy. Just mix all of the ingredients together until it looks like a pie that got crumbled up.

2.      Two or three miniature muffin pans should be on hand, because you’re going to need to roll the mixture into little balls and press them into the mini muffin pans

3.      Make sure the shell looks like the bottom half of a muffin. Use your thumbs if you have to!

Filling Ingredients

1.      2 eggs, blended

2.      2 cups of light brown sugar

3.      A little bit of salt

4.      1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

5.      1 1/2 cups of chopped pecan nuts

Filling Instructions

1.      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.      Again, mix all the ingredients together.

3.      Once mixed, pour the filling into the shells by the spoonful. Fill enough to the brim of the shell, but you don’t want it overflowing.

4.      Bake for 15 minutes.

5.      Lower the temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes.Honestly, that’s the best dessert out there when needing something in a pinch. If you choose to make either of these recipes, we’d love to see how they turned out. You can always share with us on Miami Lakes Mitsubishi social media.

Photo Source/Copyright: Sarah Pflug

Mitsubishi Uses a little Thunder for the New 2022 Outlander Marketing Campaign

Since the release of the new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, the automaker is putting a lot of focus on its flagship SUV before it makes the change to a fully EV-oriented future. The next model to take the stage is the upcoming Eclipse Cross PHEV, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Before that happens, the Outlander is king, and Mitsubishi is increasing the hype with a new multi-faceted marketing campaign featuring music from AC/DC. The name of the campaign also shares its moniker with a very popular song – “Thunderstruck”.

It really feels like they missed a chance to get the God of Thunder Thor involved after a certain automaker grabbed actors from the Disney+ series WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki. Alas, Mitsubishi Motors wants consumers to feel “thunderstruck” when they feast their eyes on the upgraded next-generation of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. Boasting style, modern tech like wireless Apple CarPlay Support (maybe Google Android Auto?), Mitsubishi Motors Super All-Wheel Control traction system with six modes, and the Outlander receiving a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating from IIHS, also known as the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, this ad highlights just enough.

“The all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander is the most-connected, best-equipped vehicle we have ever sold in the U.S., and given how positively it’s already been received by members of the media, our dealer partners and consumers, it represents a huge opportunity to raise awareness and consideration for the Mitsubishi brand…The Outlander takes its place at the head of the Mitsubishi Motors lineup. With a car that stands out from the crowd the way this one does, we knew we needed a soundtrack that would help it be just as memorable and stand out in the crowded field of advertising.” – MMNA senior manager of marketing, Kim Ito

What makes this new campaign such a big deal is that the process it’s a first for the auto industry never done before. The new “Thunderstruck” campaign was created by Unite Digital in collaboration with The Sussman Agency in Detroit, developed in partnership with Unite Digital. The latter allowed the company to greatly increase the customization and personalization capabilities of the advertisement. That is to say, each of the company’s approximately 330 dealer partners will be able to personalize and customize the current national advertisement and tailor it for local use. At the same time, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) will be able to ensure consistent quality and production value to make sure the automaker doesn’t send out the wrong message via a dealership partner.

This campaign is a continuation of Mitsubishi Motors making noise for the Outlander. The first vehicle to ever be revealed to a global audience via Amazon Live, the new Outlander SUV has received a lot of praise and accolades on top of the TSP+ rating by the IIHS – recently, the 2022 Outlander was recently announced as a winner of the Wards 10 Best Interiors award. Now that’s a high mark for quality, and the ad above definitely shows us a comfy looking cabin with lush leather. Ready to check out this SUV? You can find the new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander at Miami Lakes Automall today.

Photo Source/Copyright: Mitsubishi Motors