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The #1 Holiday Ingredient - Sweet Potatoes
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Nov 6, 2012 - 11:11:21 AM

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Ok, so that isn’t exactly a scientific number but sweet potatoes are definitely the number one holiday ingredient in my family and no Thanksgiving table would be complete without it! The beloved sweet potato, or yam as it’s known in Louisiana, is the sweetest of the sweet potatoes, boasting rich nutrition such as fiber, vitamin A and C. Here are some of my very favorite dishes and all happen to include sweet potatoes – you won’t want to miss out on giving them a try this season – they will soon be your favorites too!

Yam Cornbread Stuffing: The ultimate time saver recipe as it combines yams and dressing into one delectable dish.
Diabetic-friendly - with fresh sweet yams, cornbread, ginger and toasty pecans.
For a time-efficient approach, prepare the cornbread and toast the pecans a day ahead (or just buy cornbread).
Look for Louisiana yams in your grocery!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping: A traditional holiday favorite with a Louisiana topping twist.
Canned (drained) or fresh sweet potatoes may be used for this recipe.
Don’t save for only the holidays — eat all year round!
Sweet potatoes (yams) should not be refrigerated unless cooked.

Yam Pecan Pie in Ginger Snap Crust – Ever have a hard time trying to decide between pecan pie or sweet potato pie? Well, now you can have them both in one delectable dessert!
Place gingersnaps in food processor or blender to process into fine crumbs.
If recipe calls for canned sweet potatoes, fresh cooked sweet potatoes may be used.
1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes (yams) drained and mashed=1 cup.

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