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I yam what I yam

Candied yams are a tradition of the Thanksgiving meal. But this year why not forego the candied element which involves a lot of sugar or corn syrup and just simply roast the yams instead? Yams and sweet potatoes are so sweet on their own.

Here's how:

4 medium peeled yams/sweet potatoes, cut into 2 inch pieces
(you can precook these in the microwave to decrease roasting time, and save space in your over crowded oven)
2 medium onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 13x9 baking pan with olive oil cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in pan and spray them lightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir mixture every 20 minutes or so, and spray them a little every time you do. Bake 35-90 minutes (depending on if you pre-cooked your yams) or until tender.

Variations:
for a little heat add a 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
for a little sweet add a 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
for a little savory add 2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary

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