I always thought I hated sweet potatoes/yams when I was young because the only way I had ever had them was canned at Thanksgiving with the marshmallows on top. Well then I realized that they could be used in as many applications as regular potatoes and they were fresh and delicious. This was one of my very first sweet potato recipes and is still my favorite, try this for Thanksgiving instead of the old mushy stand by.
Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Jalapenos
2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 4ths
1 t salt
2 T butter
1 small jalapeno minced ( use more or less depending on your tastes and heat of your pepper)
2 t minced garlic
1/4 c cream cheese
1/4 c milk
salt and pepper to taste
Boil potatoes with salt in a large pot until tender. Drain potatoes and add to a bowl, add butter, jalapeno, garlic, cream cheese and milk, mash together with a potato masher or whip with a mixer until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and serve. This makes approximately 4 servings, can be doubled or tripled.