Then we moved from the northeast to the south, where people eat sweet potato pie - something I never heard of growing up in New York.
Eventually I put on my big girl panties and went back to eating sweet potatoes - plain, baked without sugars, butters or anything else. No toppings. They are delicious, healthy and nutritious.
Many people cannot imagine their sweet potatoes naked. I don't begrudge them their butter, brown sugar, pecans and marshmallows but I wish people would try to appreciate how great a plain, baked sweet potato can be before they pick up the sugar spoon. It is what we add to it which causes harm, not the potato itself.
Give me my naked potato.