But then I got a heavy duty food processor and decided to try to make my own. And I discovered the amazingly simple, butter-free, recipe of Paula Deen's. Here it is--we chunk up our potatoes now and just roast them with the same seasoning mix.
5 sweet potatoes, give or take
2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. paprika
Peel and cut sweet potatoes into desired size/shape. Mix seasonings (except oil) together.
Toss with oil generously and then toss with the seasonings. Spread potatoes evenly across a jelly roll pan, roasting sheet, or in two 13x9-inch pans; make sure they aren't too crowded.
Bake/roast at 450 degrees, turning every so often and flipping so that all sides are getting browned/cooked. They will take about 20 minutes. Cool 5-10 minutes before allowing people to gorge :).
Serves 3-5 (or more--especially if you're roasting them as a side dish)