This recipe comes from a wonderful little community called Homestead Heritage outside of Waco, TX. This spicy, creamy, smoky soup is a favorite of everyone who tries it and I'm pleased to say that they share their recipes! I entered this soup into our churches Souper Bowl contest and it won the Hot Stuff award! Notes to add: 1. I used about 5.5 lbs sweet potatoes and it was still very spicy. If you want to make it mild or kid friendly, cut way back on the jalapenos and just place them in a bowl as a side. 2. To sweeten it, I have found that 2 Tbsp brown sugar does the trick. 3. This soup freezes beautifully! You won't be disappointed in this soup!