Heather Terhune

A soft spot for sweet potatoes and marshmallows

As you know, Sweet-Potato-Casserole-With-Marshmallows Day will be here tomorrow. It's also known as Thanksgiving.

Many holiday tables - OK, most holiday tables - across the nation will be resplendent with a juicy turkey, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and the side dish that could double as dessert any of the other 364 days of the year.

To which many of you respond: So what's your point?

The point is, there is a case to be made for sweet potatoes without marshmallows. Some of us think they're already sweet enough. As in, sweet potatoes.

But that marshmallow topping has somehow become a permanent holiday fixture, even though the dish is served before - way...