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Southern Baked Candied Yams Recipe

Southern Baked Candied Yams Recipe

Growing up, a holiday meal just wasn’t quiet the same without a pan of these southern baked candied yams. Whenever we’d have new people over for Sunday dinner they’d always comment on how delicious the candied yams were. Everybody wanted to know “the secret”.

southern baked candied yams recipe

Pouring on that yummy candied mixture!

 

The secret wasn’t really anything major, as with most recipes. It was just slow cooking them in a candied mixture of  butter, sugar, whipping cream, maple, vanilla and warm spices.  That slow baking time really allows them to bask in that yummy, syrupy mixture until it is sweetened all the way through. The results? Heavenly candied yams that would put many restaurant versions to shame!

southern candied yams recipe

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you all. Now it does take a tiny bit more work to prepare than my weekday candied yams version, but it’s so simple and so worth it!!

If you’re a candied yam lover then you will adore the taste of these sweet, buttery, cinnamony baked yams!

Watch me make these candied yams from start to finish!

4.8 from 34 reviews
Southern Baked Candied Yams Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ½- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • couple dashes ground clove
  • 1 ½ - 1 tablespoon real maple
  • ½ tablespoon real vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Wash and dry yams
  3. Cut off the the tips of yams.
  4. Peel yams.
  5. Slice yams into ½ thick circles
  6. Place into a 12 x 9 casserole dish. Set side
  7. In a medium size pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  8. Add sugar and stir until well blended
  9. Add whipping cream and stir until creamy.
  10. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, maple, and vanilla extract.
  11. TASTE THE MIXTURE AND MAKE SURE IT TASTES YUMMY. ADD MORE SPICES IF NEEDED.
  12. Pour mixture over yams.
  13. Cover with foil and back for 40 minutes.
  14. Remove foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes.
  15. Plate and spoon syrupy sauce over the yams. Serve immediately.

104 comments

  1. Wonderful recipe! This was a hit at the dinner table and it was easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I just want to say thank you for this recipe!!!!!!!!!!! My family loves them. This was my very first time making candied yams. They were divine. They tasted just like my grandmother’s use to taste.

  3. I make candied yams for every holiday, however I got the most compliments from this recipe. Everyone loved them!

    Thanks,

  4. I still can’t get this recipe to turn out right … The sauce always seems grainy. I’m going to keep trying though!

    • Likely that you are not cooking the sugars down enough. Try lowering your heat slightly and cooking it a wee bit longer, that should make more smooth.

  5. OMG!!! This recipe was great! My family loved them so much they asked me to make them again two days after Thanksgiving. I will revisit this recipe, along with your macaroni and cheese, for Christmas. Thank you so much!

  6. This recipe is probably the most delicious recipe for candied yams that I have ever tried! I loved the flavor that came out, though admittedly I didn’t use heavy whipping cream…I used whipped cream in the recipe because I didn’t have heavy whipping cream, and I used Pumpkin Spice seasoning instead of all the different seasonings because it included them all in it, with the addition of ginger and allspice, which also taste good on yams. My husband said it was the best candied yams I’d ever made, and my 3 year old only wanted to eat those (of course since they are sweet ;) Overall, I’d definitely have to make this again. OH! I also didn’t put them in the oven. I had a whole chicken and rolls in the oven, not enough space for the yams. So I just did the on the stove top like I always do, but I guess what really fixed my potatoes were the measurements you used. Thanks for the guide!

  7. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. I have been cooking candied yams for many years and my family and friends always loved them. It was always a given that I do the yams and the collards. Well I was bored and wanted to do something different. I decided to try your recipe on Thanksgiving and my kids were having a fit because they didn’t want me to fix what wasn’t broken. Well girl, now it’s a whole other story. Everyone loved them !!! I also loved them because I didn’t have to spend time making a syrup like I used to do. Bravo!

  8. You have outdone yourself with this recipe! This was the first time I have ever made homemade candied yams and I will NEVER go back to the can! When I tell you that this recipe was orgasmic, that’s exactly what I mean. I LOVED IT! Thank you for this recipe that I will continue to use for years! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Brianna, I have the same problem with the yams not being cooked enough. I thought it was just me. I don’t know what we are doing wrong, but I ended up cooking them an extra 40 minutes. Go figure!!

  9. Hello! – It is Thanksgiving Day and we are running late because for some reason it is taking a lot longer to cook these yams than it calls for in the recipe. I followed the recipe to the “T” and carefully followed each and every step. I even watched the video. Twice. 40 minutes, then 30 minutes later and the yams are still “crunchy”…a few of the smaller pieces are softer but I’m guessing I have another 30 minutes at least. Whats up? Never had any problems with my oven and cooking times. I wonder how so many people are getting this recipe Perfectly, and here we sit…..

  10. Diva Giiiiiiirrrrllllllll

    This recipe is awesome!!! I’ve added in a lil more maple then you did because I love maple syrup.
    My family loves it

    Thank you for sharing

    Kevin

  11. Happy Thanksgiving 2013 to everyone and their families and friends. My mom and sister are southern cooks to the core. Mom refers to me as the “Can’t boil water” daughter. I recently moved to NC to live with my dad and wanted to cook one of his favorite holiday dishes, yams. I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try. Never attempted cooking a yam in my life. Followed it to the letter and knocked it out the park. My dad loved them so much. He said they reminded him of his mom’s yams when he was a boy. He went on to say that he hadn’t tasted yams this good since moving to NC over 40 years ago. This made my day and Monique I have you to thank for that. Just sitting and watching my dad enjoy one of his favorite holiday dishes which I had cooked, was such a rewarding feeling. Thanks Mo

  12. OMG! Monique I used your recipe last night and i am sold, i will never do my yams any other way, i also tried your recipe for the collard greens with smoked turkey, I can honestly say my greens are the best in the family now hands down!! And Yes Divas Can Cook!!

  13. I made this for the first time ever and OMG it was so delicious!! I can not wait for the family to taste it tomorrow 11/28/2013. Thanks!!!!!

  14. Monique,
    Would it be alright to substitute Georgia white sweet potatoes for yams?

    Signed….a Divo who can cook since age eleven.

  15. Hello! My family never made this dish, but I absolutely love it and would like to add it to our list of regulars. Unfortunately I have yet to find a recipe I really like. So I plan to try this one out cuz well, let’s face it, southern food is always the tastiest! Anyway, my question is this: Have you ever tried this recipe in a slow cooker and do you think it would taste the same? I have limited oven space and am trying to find a way to have everyone’s favorite sides.

  16. My family went CRAZY!! 100 stars deserved. Wonderful recipe!!!

  17. Great recipe! I tried it and it was such a hit, my daughter came home and ate half of it before everyone else could have some (it was for the next night’s dinner). :-)

    One thing you don’t add is yield. How many is this supposed to serve?

    Thanks.

  18. Omg! I have been searching for this recipe for years. My grandma use to cook this Thanksgiving and I absolutely loved it. I can’t wait to cook this for Thanksgiving. From now on, I will visit your site first to get my favorite recipes. Again, thank you so much.

  19. OMG! This recipe is wonderful! My husband and my mother loved these candied yams. I now have the honor of making them for Thanksgiving! Tank you so much for all your recipes!

  20. My daughter (9) wanted me to let you know that she thinks you are funny and nice. Oh and we are going to use real yams not canned ones ;) THANK YOU!

  21. Wow didnt know this would be so easy to do thanks my family loved the yams!

  22. What a great recipe! I’ve been making candied yams for years but this takes the cake. I love the warm balance of flavors and the syrupy texture. I love love love this. This will be my my new recipe going forward. I love the addition of the whipping cream.

  23. The best CandiedYams ever!!!

  24. Just found your website. Saw the recipe for candied yams and I must say I am in love with you for this! Your website is going in my favorites for sure.

  25. Hunny Monique,, I just made these yams and my whole family is killing them we are in love!!!Thanks and keep up the good work

  26. I like to read comments before attempting any recipe, especially for recommendations on ingredient substitutions. I’m trying to reduce my sugar and salt intake but I try to follow the recipes with just a little tweaks here and there. Instead of using white sugar, I used brown sugar and I eliminated the maple sugar and cloves. I’m not quite sure how its supposed to taste because this is my first time eating & making yams, but with the substitutions it turned out great. Not so sweet and yummy! This recipe is a keeper.

  27. Made this for Thanksgiving & it was BOMB.COM!! No more canned candy yams for me.

  28. Hunny these yams are DANGEROUS! So dam good. My husband kept going back for more lol. A GREAT side dish!

  29. OMG!!! This recipe was super easy and they were delicious! While growing up, I would almost be the last to get some of my mom’s candied yams and I never really knew how to cook. Well, thanks to this website I can have one of my favorite side dishes anytime I want.

    I did what another commenter said about boiling the yams for 20 mins to get them exra tender. I would also like to note that instead of using the heavy whipping cream (I forgot to get it at the store) I used one and a quater cup water. I didn’t worry about the syrup being “runny.” By the end of the 40 minutes the yams were candied and good. Next time, I’ll use the whipping cream and compare the two.

  30. My first time cooking yams and it was more than successful! Family and friends joined us for dinner and the reviews were great. It was really easy to prepare and a great southern comfort to enjoy!

  31. Although I did not have maple syrup or ground clove at the time I made these, they were fabulous nonetheless! I have been looking for a recipe to prepare yams in this manner – I make an awesome yam souffle, but I wanted a more traditional way to prepare candied yams. I appreciate you for sharing.

  32. this recipe was absolutely flawless … this was my first time cooking yams straight from the potato but it was easy and delicious…. I will be cooking yams more often! Thank you

  33. I have been looking for a candied yam recipe. My mother used to make her dinners and desserts from scratch with no recipe. Being from the South in Mississippi, I know good food when I taste it. I made these yams and knew they were gonna be good when I tasted what was left in the pot after pouring it over the potatoes. Wow! My mom’s been deceased for 16 years. I can say, now I have the best recipe. I cannot wait to taste the chicken and dumpling!!!

  34. Omg! Amazing! My first time ever making sweet potatoes and it was a hit. Everyone loved it! Just added a little brown sugar.

  35. Holy bejeebus, these are good! As per the old “whatever’s in the college student’s fridge,” substituting eggnog for the whipping cream turned out super tasty. Can’t wait to try making it the real way :)

  36. Oh I cooked these for Christmas dinner and everyone loved them! You single-handedly saved my dinner. Look at my pic.

    http://statigr.am/p/354409554798503049_1189408

    Thanks!

  37. Your website has turned me into a cook. Just tried this recipe for Christmas and it was delicious. My husband sure agrees!

  38. I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a hit!! I am back to look once agai0,n becasue I am making them for Chirstmas too!!!

  39. I’m going to try the candied yams, but I am going to use banana squash instead. It is orange when cooked just like yams

  40. OMG, these turned out amazing, the only substitution I made was instead of 2 cups of white sugar, I did 1cup of white and 1 cup of light brown sugar. I just really like brown sugar. Next time I might try adding in some marshmellows and sweetened condensed milk (my crack). Thanks one again for the recipe Monique!

  41. I made these and the Herb Roasted Turkey for my first Thanksgiving dinner. They both turned out awesome! My husband was beaming with pride. Thank you so much!!

  42. I made these twice in the last week. Very good! Also they are good for the stricter vegetarians who can’t eat the traditional/northern candied yams. Those recipes often contain marshmallows which have gelatin ( a meat product ).

    So this is great…

    A couple quick comments:
    This:
    “1 ½ – 1 tablespoon real maple”
    Should probably be either:
    “1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons” or
    “1 1/2 – 2″ tablespoons” or actually now that I think of it, it probably should be
    “1/2 – 1 tablespoon”

    And
    “Cover with foil and back for 40 minutes.”
    Should be
    “Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.”

    I couldn’t find any real maple but I did find imitation maple and that was enough (almost) for the two recipes. I did then find a bottle of Maple Extract which I’ll use next time.

    Both times my sauce was much darker than yours. Now that I’m writing this, I bet the maple line was supposed to be 1/2 -1 tablespoon and I was putting in at least twice that.

    In any case it was still good!

    • That is the only thing that you could contribute was unsolicited criticism…? How rude! I am an editor and I would not even have the NERVE to do that. Leave her alone. Everyone knows what she meant…idiot

    • Your measurements are probably right….that’s why it’s so sweet! I added a lil more whipping cream, nutmeg & cloves to take the sweet kick off….Thanks….Her recipes are truly the bomb!!!

  43. This was my husband’s favorite dish for our Thanksgiving dinner!

  44. I made these yams for Thanksgiving and I swear I channeled my grandmother “Madea!” They were perfect! I used brown sugar and truwhip instead of heavy cream. BAM! I look forward to trying some of your other recipes. You’re the bomb girl!
    -Asia

  45. I made these for thanksgiving and I like the recipe but it was to sweet so what I didi to even out the sweetness I add some Orange juice and and it came out perfect

  46. I was looking for a new recipe for Thanksgiving and this one turned out to be a great pick. I loved all spices and I used the sauce on acorn squash and both were great. This will be my go to recipe from here on out.

  47. Hi DCC,

    Made the candied yams for Thanksgiving and it was off the hook, Pastor stated “it was an award winning side dish”.

    Thank you sooooo much for your great recipes.

    If I keep cooking your meals, I know this will land me a husband. LOL

    Do you have hard copies of your recipe book on sale?

    Janeth

  48. Five Stars all the way.

  49. Once again I tried another one of your recipes, The southern Candied Yams. I am going to be honest when I saw two cups of sugar I panicked. I said to myself trust the ingredients. Well let me tell you those candied yams were off the chart. I am so thankful I lucked up on site just by doing a search in Google. You have been booked marked this point and I will be revisiting. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  50. Hi Monique,

    It’s been another successful Thanksgiving meal thanks to you. I made the yams with a cup of white and one cup of brown sugar instead of the two cups of white and I used half and half instead of the whipping cream but boy are they delicious. Every chance I get I’m telling all my friends about you and one of them is holding my cookbooks hostage because I actually printed them out. Because of you, I can be super confident in the kitchen and I just want to say once more that I am thankful for you and your willingness to share your gift! Be blessed!

  51. Hi! I’m excited to make this dish but I need to know how to adjust the recipe for 5lbs of sweet potatoes?? Thank you.

  52. I’m slow does maple mean MAPLE EXTRACT?

  53. Hey Monique, I made these yams last year for the 1st time. My family wanted to just drink the juice off these babies. No yam was safe!! This year I have been assigned yams again. In my family we take food serious so its a compliment to get a 2nd chance on a dish. Especially, because we will outlaw a dish if its not right. Thanks for helping me made a great dish!!!!
    Shenque

  54. Trying this recipe out for the first time and making my first thanksgiving dinner
    I hope they are a hit. But everything else you listed I’d good so I know these will be too. Thanks for the recipes u saved my thanksgiving.

  55. great Recipe!!!! it is delicious

  56. love your candied yams, cooked it yesterday, cooking more again on thanksgiving day.THEY ARE GREEATE HAPPY THANKSGIVING MONIQUE.

  57. Can I use syrup instead of maple…?

  58. OMG thank u for this recipe!!! I’m from the UK we don’t really make it here but I was able to get al the ingredients and the pics helped me see how it should look.. I used 4 massive sweet potatoes this was for 4 people, I thought they were going to ask to lick the dish!!!!!

    I’m hooked to your site, divas can cook with recipes like this!!!

    Thank you :)

  59. Last year I was told that I had to make the candied yams and because I don’t cook, I didn’t know where to start so I asked my daughter’s father to prepare them. My family loved them. This year I have been given the same task but I don’t want to pass my daughter’s father’s cooking as my own. Your candied yams recipe appear to easy, so this is how I will prepare them this year. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks for putting your recipe on-line to help those like me. Lol. Well happy holidays.

  60. I tried your recipe and my wife gave me the ultimate compliment. She said “MMMM you put your foot in these yams”

  61. I’ll be trying these this Thanksgiving, since I’ll be hosting, I’ll let you know what the reviews are…

  62. Hello Monique; Last time I sent you a message on face book in regards to making Candied Yams. I mentioned to you about my dad who’s diabetic and I was wondering if I can use agave in replace of maple syrup? Also Could I use Splenda sugar blend white and brown? Ialso want to thank you putting your recipes on video You’ve true helped me alot and I believe God has blessed you. to do this and I pray that you continue to do more. I’m surprised that TV Food Network haven’t discovered you. God bless.

  63. so good I made these several times cant get enough of them thanks so much .

  64. Hey Monique, I made these for my husband a few weeks ago and he absolutely loved them…soooo…I’m making them again for him tonight!!! lol….I enjoy all your videos and I can’t wait to try some more of your delicious recipes…thanks for sharing…take care and God bless!! :D

  65. Hi Monique
    Thank you so much for your recipes I’m so glad that I found this website. You make cooking so much fun and easy whereas other websites make it where you feel you need to buy 20 or more ingredients. Thanks so much and hope to see more recipes. I love the cabbage recipe and the hot wings recipes ,” I’m cooking cabbage now” LOL! Thank you and God bless you with your talent.

  66. i did these yams on Sunday and OMG just so good and not to sweet. But I boil the potatoes pieces for about 6 minutes because I didn’t want the potatoes too hard. Girl it was so good.

  67. Monique, where have you been all my life. This past Fathers Day I was online trying to find a good recipe for greens and there you were on YouTube….. In your kitchen showing me how to make the best greens I’ve ever tasted. When I looked a little further, I saw you had your own Website with some delicious recipes. Candied Yams was not on my menu but after seeing your video I added it. OMG!! They were the BOMB. Mind you, I never made homemade Candied Yams in my life. Monique, you have made cooking fun and easy.
    THANK YOU :)

  68. Wonderful recipe. How would I double it? Im so glad to have come across your site.

  69. Renee Griswold

    I’m on a low carb diet, so I had to make a few substitutions (although high fat is okay in my diet, so I could keep the butter and cream as is–YUM!). It was soooo good! I was so pleasantly surprised! My husband even liked them and didn’t know that they were a low carb version of “the real thing”.

    I substituted 1 butternut squash for the yams (I promise, it is GOOD!). I also substituted 1/4 cup of sugar free maple syrup for the maple, and 1/2 cup of splenda for sugar (and trust me, it was sweet enough–especially considering that I added extra maple syrup). I also added 1/2 tsp of sage.

    If anyone is interested, there are about 4-5 grams of carbs (depending on size of squash) per 1/2-cup-serving (which is a LARGE portion size due to them being so thick and rich).

    I could barely taste a difference between this low carb version and “the real thing”. This is a dish I NEVER thought I’d be able to enjoy on my low carb diet but I’m so glad it works!

    Thanks for another GREAT recipe, Monique!

  70. This is a great recipe. I have made these more than 10 times and everyone loves them. Thanks!

  71. OMG can we ALL say YUMMY!!!!!! These are awesome and SOOOOO easy. Thanks for the quick and easy recipes. Easter dinner will be GREAT.

  72. OMG GOODNES, WHEN I SAY THAT THESE YAMS WERE BANGING. THEY WERE SO GOOD THAT MY FIANCE KEPT GOIN IN THE KITCHEN EATING THEM….OH AND SO WAS I. I’VE TRIED YOUR GREENS, CABBAGE, GREENBEANS, BLACKEYED PEAS AND MANY OTHER RECIPES THAT YOU HAVE. YOU ARE TRULY A LIFE SAVER, ALTHOUGH I COULD COOK BUT THERE WERE A FEW THINGS THAT I DIDN’T NO HOW TO COOK HOMEMADE. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND YES DIVAS CAN COOK!! PS WOULD YOU ADD A RECIPE FOR BUTTER BEANS…MY FAVORITE, THANKS!!!

  73. I made this tonight and I am sold!!!! These are so good!!! I will keep this as one of my staples. I had friends over for dinner tonight and they could not stop raving about the food. Thanks for all you do!!!!

  74. I made these tonight at the spur of the moment……worth every minute! OMG…I could not get over how good they tasted. I wish I had made more. Next time I will make a bigger portion because my entire family loved it. My husband even said they tasted better than the ones he makes.

  75. Loved your recipies! Thanks for the site.

  76. Hi there Diva, I just want you to know for Christmas dinner this year I “borrowed” your recipes for Mac & Cheese, Yams, Collard Greens, Sweet Potsto Pie, Potato Salad and my family loved every thing. I made yeast rolls but like you I used my grandma Mattie’s receipe. Thank you so much for great delicious food.

  77. Umm . . . these are in the oven right now and I’m already salivating!!!! I tasted the “syrup” before I put them in the oven and am already in LOVE!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes. :)

    I added a bit of lemon zest and some lemon juice, just because. I’ll let you know the end result. :)

  78. You were not lying when you said they were the best!!!!! Delicious, my Family loves it!!! Thank you for supplying great recipes!!! Love ya Girlie!!!!

  79. Hi Monique! Just want to say thanks for the recipe! I’ve tried to make candied yams before by precooking the sweet potatoes, slicing them up in a pan, and sprinkling on cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar and dotting it with butter. It did not come out the way I had hoped. But your recipe is a lifesaver! I will probably use this method from now on. My bf didn’t like the syrupyness of them but hey, to each his own! I can make them my (your) way and he can make them his way. Thanks again!

  80. Wonderful,Wonderful,Wonderful! I did these for Thanksgiving an we loved them i just didnt add the maple nor the cloves but it didnt matter they where great!Thanks a mil!

  81. Thank you so much for sharing. Not many people are willing to share their recipes and I am truly happy to have found you.. I wish you the best in your career.

  82. I made your recipe of candied yams and omg there where banging. My boyfriend usually makes them and so i told him I would make them this time. So I look it up on YouTube lol and I saw your video clip and it was great! At first my boyfriend was making fun of me cause he said your suppose to boil the sweet potatoes first! Lol I told him to leave me alone and let me do me…I was a lil worried they wouldn’t come out! But girl I had this man asking for seconds thanks to you!! :0)

  83. Will try making my yams this way for Christmas I normally layer my yams with the ingredients. I never thought to mix it all together. Ty I have found some great recipes in your site in less than a day

  84. This candied yams recipe is soooo good! When I tasted it I was so surprised it came out of my oven!!!! I made some adjustments to the recipe…. I prefer a softer texture of yam instead of one so firm. So I boiled my potatoes for about 7 mins before slicing them. I also prefer brown sugar in my yams, so I split the sugar into 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar. Gurl this recipe is out of this world!!!!

  85. Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! Im hopping you can answer this question before I bake these incredible looking yams. Can I pre bake these the night before for 40 mins then refrigerate and finish them for the last 20 or so minutes when I take my turkey out to rest? I’m short on oven space but don’t want to risk them getting mushy if I pre bake the day before. Your thoughts? Love love love your blog and cooking channel! P.S. just made your buttermilk brine for the turkey…I know it’s gonna be GOOD! it! Oh, and made the sweet potato pie, too. Looks and smells amazing! Can’t wait to dig into this stuff!

    • Okay, so I went ahead and baked these for 40 mins, took them out when my turkey went in, then popped them back in for 30 mins when my turkey came out. Perfect! These yams were out of this world! Looked and tasted incredible! My family and guests were blown away by these…and all the other diva recipes I tried…turkey, gravy, and sweet potato pie. All delicious. That pie was beyond fantastic! Thank you so very much for making me shine and for the tastiest Thanksgiving on record!

  86. Thank you so much for this great recipe. I am great with cooking southern food, but cooking candied yams is my weak spot. I’ve read so many candied yams recipes but was not sure which one I should use. This recipe is perfect.

  87. Oh my maple goodness! These look…wow, I can’t even find the words. Can’t wait to try these gems out on Thursday! Had to giggle at your intro… You are too funny, girl! Thanks again for the great recipes and your sunny smile, girl!

  88. Hi,
    Do you have any written instructions on how to prepare this dish??

  89. Thank you so much! I’m so glad you posted this cuz I’m cooking a holiday dinner at a women and children’s homeless shelter and I wasn’t sure how to properly season sweet potatoes.
    I’m actually 49 and have been a chef and foodie for most of my life but I guess the part of the south I’m from was not big on sweet potatoes.
    My mother and grandmother were big on the cabbage sauteed in bacon grease and the southern green beans like you posted but sometimes they would add cut up potatoes to that and of course the collards.
    I’m going to make this (the candied yams) for the women at the shelter for thanksgiving cuz I know from past experience that I can trust your recipes.
    In the future, maybe from you or grandma, how bout a sausage gravy biscuit breakfast recipe?
    I actually can make it really good, sage is the key, but my grandmother used to make it the best, it was dark and spicy and I was wondering if you know maybe how she made it that way.
    Love ya

  90. Hi there, I am sooo happy that I discovered this website. I loooove yams and this year I am cooking my first thanksgiving dinner for my new family. I wanted to start some new traditions and was looking for some yummy southern recipes. I will be stalking your blog for atleast the next week. This is awesome…

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