This is the best darn carrot dish in the whole world. It's so good even my dad--who abhors carrots and usually won't even look at them--devours it like there's no tomorrow! This is almost sweet enough to be dessert. Maybe it's too sweet for those of you who are used to plain or savory carrots! In my family we like sweet carrots to complement the rest of the grub on the table, and this saves on time and money that might be spent on dessert. You can make this with squashes, too. Be sure to cook the carrots until they are almost mushy, so that you will get a smoother texture when they are mashed. My family prefers a coarser texture, so I just use an old-fashioned potato masher, but you can puree the carrots in a food processor or blender if you prefer. This is not a quick dish, so you can make it ahead and refrigerate until ready to bake, if you wish. Adapted from a recipe from Allrecipes.com.