5 lbs yams
1/2 lb bacon
1 sticks butter (1/4 lb)
3 med yellow onions
4 cloves garlic
1/2 cup - 1 cup brown sugar, to taste
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 lb shredded cheddar cheese
2 pints sour cream
Peel and Bake Yams, and mash. Divide results in two portions. While Yams are cooking, prepare rest of recipe.
Cook 1/2 lb of bacon until moderately crumbly. Retain grease.
Slice/dice 3 onions; sauté onions and 4 cloves garlic in grease. Pour off about 3/4 of grease.
Melt 1 stick butter, add brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until all ingredients well blended together. Add to one portion of yams, stirring to mix.
Crumble/chop bacon. Blend bacon, onions, garlic, 1/4 of bacon grease into other portion of yams.
Serve portions separately, with shredded cheddar and sour cream available to flavor by individuals' tastes (also because I have people in my family who are lactose-intolerant)
--my recipe, which you may use but may not republish without permission.