I love traditional Thanksgiving foods. Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, dumplings. In fact, my mother and aunt share a dumpling recipe that is utterly ridiculous and I look forward to eating it every year. Dough + salt + chicken= happiness, high cholesterol and about five miles on the treadmill. But my absolute FAVORITE Thanksgiving food is Sweet Potato Casserole. It is one part side order and one part dessert. It is to food what the Snuggie is to the coach potato. Pure, unadulterated warmth, comfort, bliss (and sugar)! If I could find a way to puree this stuff and run it straight into my veins I would. There are lots of recipes for it floating around (including Reba McEntire's), but here is my absolute favorite . . .