Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes - Melt butter in skillet. Add peeled and sliced sweet potato. Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, & salt. Reduce heat, cover and cook until tender and sauce is dark (about 1 hour) Add vanilla and serve.
Candied Yams with Marshmallows: Canned or peeled yams, butter, brown sugar, dash of cinnamon, mini marshmallows. 400 degrees for 20 minutes; longer for peeled yams. Add marshmallows on top minutes before 'doneness.