Bring the butter

Sweet potatoes

Are those orange-fleshed veggies called yams or sweet potatoes? You can argue it around the Thanksgiving table, but they're most likely true sweet potatoes. Yams grow from plant stems rather than underground and are more likely to have white flesh. Sweet potatoes are tubers with yellow or orange flesh and a sweet flavor. They're rich in beta carotene and deliciousness. Eat them cooked and mashed with loads of butter or, if you must, marshmallows. They make a great pie filling, too. Whatever you call them, they're one of the healthiest of holiday foods.