this is the easiest dough mix ever. my mom got this recipe from a friend. we have used it to make nut rolls, cookies of various types and it comes very flaky . I am sure you could use it to make dishes with meat or vegetables as well. you can make big batches of this and freeze it. divide the dough into equal parts and freeze.
I use yams that are fresh. I have never tried it with canned but I have heard that it will work too. Adjust the sugar in casserole and topping to desired sweetness. I have also used a lot more than 3 c of yams in my casserole. This was a recipe that everyone always asked me to make for all get togethers.