Our family's favorite way to eat yams is as follows:
Zap a few yams till soft. Scoop out the flesh (pardon the expression) and
mash. Mix with slightly drained crushed pineapple, a dash or two of salt,
brown sugar and cinnamon to taste. Put into a baking dish and zap or bake
For a fancier treatment, the yam shells can be restuffed with the mixture
instead of using a baking dish. (Leave a thicker shell when scooping out
the yams.) Run the tines of a fork over the tops to decorate.