A classic Thanksgiving dish with a twist

This year is a very special Thanksgiving for us, we are having over 25+ US Military Service Members in our house who do not have a Family to spend it with.  Thinking about my menu, I decided that instead of my usual red roasted potatoes, I was going to try something different for them,

"Roasted red yams with smoked paprika"
It is as delicious as it sounds!!

Here is the recipe:

makes approx. 6 servings
2 medium-large (approx. 3 pnds) red yams "Red Garnet,"
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
  1. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. line your baking sheets with silicone liner or parchment paper.
  3. Cut all the yams to approx. dice sized squares
  4. in a mixing bowl, toss yams, oil, and smoked paprika.  
  5. spread the yams evenly on your baking sheets and bake for 10 mins.
  6. using a spatula, carefully flip your yams and bake for approx. 8-10 mins more (depending on your oven) 
  7. Enjoy tender baked yams, while the outside is deliciously caramelized.
Serve as a side dish with your Thanksgiving dinner or any night of the week. 
Your Family will thank you!
P.S. You can also add a little bit of rosemary for an even more intense flavor!

I do the majority of our shopping at Smart & Final and I was able to buy the red yams for .49 cents a pound!
Other items on sale are:

1.  Farmer John Spiral Sliced Half Ham, Bone-In, Farmer John Logo @$1.99 PER LB.
2.  First Street 8" Apple or Pumpkin Pie, selected varieties, 24 OZ. @ $2.99
3.  Dreyer's Ice Cream, selected varieties, 48 FLUID OZ. @ $2.99.
4.  Pepsi or 7-UP,  selected varieties, 12/12 OZ., Limit 4 total @ 4 for $10 (+CRV in CA Only). 
5.  Crystal Geyser Spring Water, 35/.5 LT. @ 2 for $8 (+CRV in CA Only).

Do the "Smart" thing, shop at Smart & Final, for us it's our one stop shop for everything from food to tablewares.
Do you have any special meals or dishes you love to create around special occasions?


  1. Ooh this does sound delicious. I can almost smell it cooking.

  2. I just want to say that I think you're awesome. I've always wanted to have a house full of people who had no one to spend the holidays with and make them a meal. You rock!

  3. Nice job! Can't wait to try these for the holiday.

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  5. The recipe sounds sabroso/delicious! I have to say I also admire what you are doing by hosting such a large gathering for people who may have felt alone on the holidays.

    I hope you have a wonderful time!!

    Btw, if I were closer, I would have helped wash dishes ;)


  6. I needed to cook this 20 extra minutes to get the desired texture in the yams. I set the timer for 10 extra minutes, stirred, and did another 10 minutes, then it was done. Otherwise, great simple recipe.

  7. I did this recipe, but I added a little rosemary. delish!

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