What is Thanksgiving without your traditional yam recipe? In the Bacigalupi household we use Grandma Helen’s recipe that is a loved favorite by all the family members.
Cook until done 3 and 1/2 lb yams, peel and mash. Then add:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 lb butter
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup sherry wine
1/2 cup chopped or slivered almonds
Place in large Pyrex baking dish and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Bake 300-350 degrees until hot. Serves 8-10 generously.