candy potatoes


My aunt cooked candy yams for Thanksgiving every year. She would also make other traditional foods for Thanksgiving but the yams were my favorite because they taste better when I eat a large piece of watermelon after. When i got a little older she passed away and it was my job to make the Candy Yams for thanksgiving almost like a tradition you pass down to your family.  The first time I made them i messed up and came close to giving up. The second time I tried I focused on what I was doing to make my aunty proud of me. When the Yams were done cooking I let them cool and tried them and they were close to tasting like my aunty Candy Yams. I was happy and excited to eat them with watermelon again sitting next to my family.

Place(s): Minnesoda

– Kasja A.

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more