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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I always thought of yams as the side dish brought to Thanksgiving for the sake of tradition. They weren't good. They were usually canned yams topped with marshmallow. Who wants that? So when one of my best friends invited the Hubby and I over for a Christmas dinner I was a little leery to try her yams. I didn't want to be rude so I took a small spoonful and planned on downing it with lots of water. Much to my surprise these yams were actually good. More than good- they were absolutely delicious. They are now a staple for all the holiday dinners I cook. I hope they become a staple for your dinners too.

3 medium fresh yams
3 Tbsp. real butter
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Peel and cut yams into cubes. Boil until tender (about 30 minutes). Drain, add butter, sugar and cinnamon. Mix until smooth. Scoop into baking dish.

2 Tbsp. Flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup melted real butter

Mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Add melted butter and stir together. Sprinkle over yams and put under broiler until topping has dissolved into the yams.



  1. YAY! And guess what we're totally having them for Thanksgiving as well as Christmas this year! Mmmm the picture makes me want them right now. Miss you friend. We need to talk soon (and you should update your blog) :)