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Old 11-23-2012, 04:20 AM   #51
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Ewww I dont like the sound of sweet potatoes and marshmallows either
Trust me Kylie, you don't even want it to enter your home. It is so gross. Scoop out the potatoes and place it in a baking dish. Then sprinkle with brown sugar, and top with minature marshmallows. Place in oven and bake until marshmallows melt and start to turn brown on the top. Call your dentist before you bake it. It is SO SWEET it makes your teeth hurt just to think of it. Gross looking and groos tasting.Food for the 's
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:46 AM   #52
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It does sound really bad...I cant even imagine someone thinking of putting those 2 things together

Who's idea was this???
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:42 AM   #53
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It does sound really bad...I cant even imagine someone thinking of putting those 2 things together

Who's idea was this???
It is a big holiday favorite for some folks. They can't imagine having Thanksgiving without it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:42 AM   #54
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Gross looking and groos tasting.Food for the 's
I think you take things a little too far. Food for the pigs? Not a very nice thing to say.

I know a lot of people who make this dish. My own mother used to make it. For a lot of people it's a tradition. I personally don't care for it either and I might call their efforts "misguided", but I wouldn't call someone a pig because they enjoy it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #55
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I think you take things a little too far. Food for the pigs? Not a very nice thing to say.

I know a lot of people who make this dish. My own mother used to make it. For a lot of people it's a tradition. I personally don't care for it either and I might call their efforts "misguided", but I wouldn't call someone a pig because they enjoy it.
Steve. I wasn't called people pigs, I was saying that it should be fed to pigs. As down on the farm.

I love sweet potatoes. But to add all that extra sweetness ruins a perfectly great veggie. I would never call some one's mother a pig. I realize as I stated it is a tradition. A lot of folks just can't imagine not having this dish without the marshmallows. Their holiday dinner would be ruined if this casserole was missing from the dinner table. For a lot of folks, this casserole is the only way they know how to cook sweet potatoes. Just give me a plain baked one and I will add the butter and salt. No pepper please. Although I do miss being able to use it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:50 AM   #56
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My mother always made that at the holidays. I never liked it. I felt like I was about to gag.

My 2 sister loved it and still do to this day even though they have both suffered burns from those hot marshmallows.

In my opinion the best thing you can do with yams or sweet potatoes is enjoy their true flavors not all covered in sugar. When you do that you can't taste anything but the sugar.

If I wanted melted and toasted marshmallows I would add graham crackers and chocolate .. not sweet potato or yam !

Bake them like a potato. If you want put some butter and salt and pepper on them when they are done.

They also make great fries but baked is my favorite.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #57
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My mother always made that at the holidays. I never liked it. I felt like I was about to gag.

My 2 sister loved it and still do to this day even though they have both suffered burns from those hot marshmallows.

In my opinion the best thing you can do with yams or sweet potatoes is enjoy their true flavors not all covered in sugar. When you do that you can't taste anything but the sugar.

If I wanted melted and toasted marshmallows I would add graham crackers and chocolate .. not sweet potato or yam !

Bake them like a potato. If you want put some butter and salt and pepper on them when they are done.

They also make great fries but baked is my favorite.
Even on holidays, I just washed and baked them. Put them on a serving platter with a Granny fork so you could just stab one and put it on your plate. Sweet potatoes should be made with the KISS theory. Keep It Simple Stupid.
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The sweet potato and marshmallow thing was served at the Thanksgiving feast I was at yesterday, and it got eaten up. I just wasn't one of the people eating it. I ate my broccoli dish instead! Yum!
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:34 AM   #59
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So, some people must have acquired a taste for it
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So, some people must have acquired a taste for it
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That are people who absolutely love sweet potatoes prepared this way!
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