We have become quite accustomed to having sweet potatoes on our table year-

around and not just for the holidays anymore.

How about trying a simpler version, without a topping or lots of sugar and just the good taste of sweet potato?

The potatoes are boiled in their jackets until tender, then mashed and flavored with a little butter, brown sugar, spices, cream and sherry.

This dish is good any time of year, especially if you like to taste the sweet potato. Corinne Cook is a columnist for The Advocate. Reach her at food@theadvocate.com.