OK, I have a new fall veggie to add to my list of favorites: smashed yams. I peeled two large yams, cubed them, and boiled them just as I would for mashed potatoes. Then I melted a stick of butter and mixed it with 1/3 cup maple syrup and 1/3 cup cream. I smashed the yams and stirred in the butter/syrup mixture. It was wonderful! It is sweet, but vegetable-sweet, not sugar-sweet. And it makes such a pretty color on the plate.