Sweet potatoes and yams are two distinct varieties of tuber, and while their names are frequently used interchangeably throughout America and they have a similar appearance and taste, they aren't actually related.  Both, however, are beloved parts of a complete holiday meal. Pick up a few of your favorite varieties of yams and sweet potatoes at the store and get cookin'!  

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes (from Live Love Pasta)

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Candied Yams (from My Recession Kitchen)

Candied Yams

Sweet Potato Casserole (from Inspired Taste)

Sweet Potato Casserole

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes (from Sweet Pea's Kitchen)

Maple Mashed Sweet PotatoesSouthwestern Sweet Potato Gratin

Sweet Potato Spoon Bread (from Jules Food)

Sweet Potato Spoon Bread

Cookie-Crusted Sweet Potatoes(Sweet Beet and Green Bean) (from Sweet Beet and Green Bean)

Cookie-Crusted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole (from j'adore you more!)

Sweet Potato Casserole

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (from So Hungry I Could Blog)

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts, Cheese, and Pecans

Fall Harvest Soup (from Surly Kitchen)

Fall Harvest Soup