The Sweet Potato Sensations story starts begins with the marriage of Jeffery and Cassandra Thomas in 1976. At their first Thanksgiving together Jeffery pleaded to have sweet potatoes on the menu, just like his mom used to make. Cassandra, who did not like candied yams, created a recipe for sweet potato cookies to satisfy her husband’s sweet tooth. The cookies were a big hit! Thus, the recipe for Sweet Potato Sensations famous cookies was created.