Re: Sweet Potato - How to prepare?
I make all my own baby food (and I'm not much of a cook either) I get recipes and ideas online and have a baby food recipe book.
Sweet potatos and yams i think are the same thing. I scrub the skins and bake them wrapped in foil at 350 degrees until very soft (about an hour)then I cut it open and scoop out the potato when it's cooled off a bit. Then i put it in the food processer and puree it until very smooth by adding a little water. My baby loves them.
If you are interested in making your own food it is very easy just time consuming. but to me worth it. I work full time and have been making his food for 3 months now. I make sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots, broccoli, parsnips, chicken breast, apples, bananas, pears, peaches, melon, etc. I stopped making peas and green beans and just buy those since they are too consuming to strain out all the skins after pureeing. I make a big batch of food then pour the puree into ice cube trays and freeze. I save the cubes in freezer bags and just heat them up when ready to eat. He eats all kinds of combinations. Also I save a lot of money and it is so much more nutritious.
Good luck and if you are interested just do a search for baby food recipes.