Monif - 12.27.08

I found this great recipe on and I tried it this Christmas as I continue my quest to cook more. It was HIT! Just wanted to share it with you all to try.

Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic

Ready In 1 hr 25 min  


5 sweet potatoes

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1/4 cup butter, softened

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3/4 cup packed light brown


1/2 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2. Bake sweet potatoes 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until they begin to soften. Cool slightly, peel, and mash.
3. In a large bowl, mix the mashed sweet potatoes, salt, 1/4 cup butter, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, sugar, and heavy cream. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
4. In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Mix with a pastry blender or your fingers to the consistency of course meal. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture.
5. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until topping is crisp and lightly browned.

Monif - 12.25.08

To receive dresses in time for New Year’s Eve, we recommend you plan for delivery on Tuesday December 30th. Orders must be received by 2pm EST on the day stated.

2-day – Friday December 26th

Overnight – Monday December 29th

Monif - 12.25.08

Happy Holidays from the Monif C. Plus Sizes Family!

From: Monif, Elaine (Mom), Diane, Cindy, Rachel, and Brandon!

Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Kwanzaa

May all your holiday wishes come true!

Monif - 12.21.08

Just wanted to congratulate our Fall intern Rosalind for graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia! Our interns keep this place going so I am so grateful for Roz’s great work. Rosalind is a gifted singer and has major projects coming her way! I don’t want to give up the juice, but you may soon see Rosalind on the “Great White Way” aka Broadway! But for now congrats on your graduation Rosalind, don’t be a stranger!

Oh, and she wore the “Olivia” Sequins Party Dress-Black/Dusty Purple to her Graduation party!

As my bud Kat would say, Mazel Tov Rosalind!

Monif - 12.17.08

Wow, two media mentions for the same dress! First NBC’s Today Show profile on holiday dresses for plus size women last week and now Seventeen Magazine’s Prom Edition for 2009. I’m so happy everyone loves the “Olivia” Sequins Party Dress as much as I do. It’s truly a modern, sexy twist on sequins dresses that will last you forever. The fact that it works for a 17 year old rebellious girl who doesn’t want to wear a frilly prom dress and a grown and sexy woman looking for a hot New Year’s dress says alot about this great dress.

If you are planning on ordering for your birthday parties or New Year’s or any other special occasion, I recommend you order soon as we are almost sold out of 2X in both colors.