Oh So Sweet Sweet Potatoes Heather Hopson November 19, 2012 Uncategorized (My First & Only Thanksgiving Day Spread in 2007) Dear Diary, My daughter is going through a finicky phase. She only eats certain foods, usually pasta or cheese puffs. When she first started solids, she didn’t turn her head away to green beans. She ate all of her vegetables and sometimes cried for seconds. My family and pediatrician say, “When she’s hungry she’ll eat!” Nonetheless, I want to make sure I give her a lot of options. One dish that is a hit every time is my mother’s sweet potatoes. It’s popular among the adults as well, so the recipe below will feed your entire family. Here’s what you’ll need: 10 sweet potatoes or yams Boil your potatoes until firm. If they get too mushy, you can always make mashed potatoes instead! Peel and cube. Pour over the sauce over the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle marshmallows on top if you want them super sweet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Check and remove from oven when marshmallows are melted. Sauce 1 stick of butter 4 cups of water 1 cups of white sugar 2 cups of brown sugar 2 tablespoons of cinnamon 2 tablesppons of nutmeg 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor If you’re child won’t eat these, you can add a little bit of Kahlúa for the grown ups. Cook slowly until thickens. Taste and adjust recipe to your taste buds. Let me know how this goes over! And share your recipes that your little one loves in the comment box below. Enjoy! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.