1. Calvin Leman
    November 17, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Almost everybody eats red beets. Almost nobody eats sugar beets. Like yams and sweet potatoes, we eat what we know. I know sugar beets. They grow faster and bigger than red beets. Am I the only one?

  2. Pat
    November 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I prefer yams when I can find them. U candy then with vanilla, butter, molasses and brown sugarfinished with cinnamon and nutmeg. Yum.

  3. Tracy
    November 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    My dad is diabetic, so this year for Thanksgiving we are going to be doing something a little different. Here is one recipe that might help keep a traditional Thanksgiving ingredient, with a much healthier twist.

    Savory Sweet Potatoes

    3 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
    3 tbs. olive oil
    1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    1 teaspoon brown sugar
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine all the spices, and set aside. Toss the cubed sweet potatoes with the olive oil, and the spice mixture until they are thoroughly coated.
    Put potatoes into a 9×13 baking pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until tender! I made these for my dad, who has a MAJOR sweet tooth last year. He was a little sad not to have the traditional sweet potatoes chock full of butter and brown sugar and marshmallows, but he really liked these!

  4. Stephanie
    November 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

    MMMM. yams. Enough said

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.