This is how the cooking goes when I'm back at my parents' house: My mom shares the stockpile of recipes she's been saving over the last however-many months, and casually slides them across the table with a request for me to make them. I accept the offer and decide which to make and which to kindly ignore. This whole performance plays out like a scene from movie, except it's recipes for roasted broccoli and banana bread we're dealing in, not stolen gold bricks and the codes to a secret vault.
This recipe for sour cream balsamic sweet potatoes began with one of those situations. The original recipe — likely ripped out of a magazine — disappeared long ago, but the dish we first made has stuck around ever since. Today, it's one of the must-have recipes on our Thanksgiving.