Sweet Potato is a staple in the Caribbean Islands. It is used as a vegetable, as well as main ingredient in dessert recipes. Rita G. Springer was born in Barbados and educated there. Rita moved to England in 1964 and during her stay, gained the certificate in Nutrition awarded by the Royal Society of Health. In her recipe book entitled "Caribbean Cookbook", Rita presents "authentic recipes, unusual ingredients and exciting cooking"..(the Barbados Sun). I have a special love for Barbados and the people of Barbados and find myself quite frequently referring to the Caribbean Cookbook for dinner party menus. Cook time includes the time it takes to precook the sweet potatoes.