22 June, 2018

You’ve Got Chips – Oven-Fried

You’ve Got Chips – Oven-Fried
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Decided to make potato chips today (or crisps as they are referred to in the UK). The hardest part of this recipe was getting the slices of potato even and consistent in size. You see, I don’t have a mandolin….. yet. I know I’ve lamented about this on past posts. You wouldn’t want to know
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16 February, 2018

A Bed of Vegetables Instead of Rice Is Nice

A Bed of Vegetables Instead of Rice Is Nice
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Cooking in season is a goal of mine. Winter vegetables are so hearty and nutritious. I enjoy adding them to my recipes in the winter time specifically, and year around when I can find them grown locally (if I’m not growing them in my garden). Today’s recipe features butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet potato, carrots, and
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19 January, 2018

… Three Potato, Four… Fingerlings

… Three Potato, Four… Fingerlings
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National Potato Day is August 19th by some sources like The Punchbowl and October 27th by others like Foodimentary. Foodimentary’s website is dedicated to National Food Holidays and is a fun read. It starts with January 1 being National Bloody Mary Day, well at least that’s where I started. A few Bloody Mary’s later… oops,
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16 January, 2018

One Potato, Two Potato, Smashed Potatoes

One Potato, Two Potato, Smashed Potatoes
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Potatoes are a good food source that have saved people from starvation in hard times and yet have taken a bad rap when the world became carb conscious. Some interesting facts from the International Potato Center:  “There are over 4,000 edible varieties of potato, mostly found in the Andes of South America. Potato is the third
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14 November, 2017

Let The Auditions Begin – Savory Sweet Potatoes

Let The Auditions Begin – Savory Sweet Potatoes
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Thanksgiving dinner is only about a week away and I still have to get the menu together. What I’ve learned over the years is to try out new recipes before feeding it to dinner guests. Does that always work? Well, no, but I do warn guests that they are being “guinea pigs” if I serve
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10 July, 2017

“Potayto Potahto” Garden Vegetable Salad

“Potayto Potahto” Garden Vegetable Salad
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If you’re looking for a traditional potato salad recipe, this is not it. However, if you have a few summer vegetables you want to use along with potatoes, than this recipe is for you. [Side note: Is the song with the lyrics tomayto, tomahto, potayto, potahto from “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” running through
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23 June, 2017

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday
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I admit, summer has taken my attention away from cooking. The mornings are perfect for a walk around the neighborhood,  followed by water aerobics. (Today I spotted two hot air balloons drifting by.) The garden then needs weeding and harvesting early veggies like sugar snap peas and fava beans. Planning for our trip to Italy
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28 April, 2017

Dressed Up Potatoes With Garlic And Parmesan

Dressed Up Potatoes With Garlic And Parmesan
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Potatoes are a staple in many households and can be cooked in so many ways – mashed, baked, fried – to mention a few methods. They can also dress up a meal with a smart presentation like hassle back potatoes.  These garlic roasted potatoes with parmesan make an impressive side dish to any meal and complement
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20 February, 2017

Dreamy Creamy Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Dreamy Creamy Garlic Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
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The grocery store had a fantastic sale on a 5-pound bag of russet potatoes. One dollar! That bag of potatoes just had to come home with us. After making potato leek soup, there were still potatoes to be cooked.  Mashed potatoes is an option. In the movie While You Were Sleeping I love the scene where
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22 December, 2016

On the Third Day Before Christmas

On the Third Day Before Christmas
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Part of the fun of the holidays for me is figuring out what food to make. It’s like a puzzle. Does this meat pair nicely with that side dish… and will this guest like it or not? When all the pieces of the puzzle fit together it’s fabulous! I’m not afraid to take chances with a
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16 November, 2016

Cheeky Leeky Potato Soup

Cheeky Leeky Potato Soup
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After a solid week of making soups, you’d think we would be tired of them. Well, we had reached a saturation point last week because homemade soups usually make more servings than we can eat, so it’s soup for lunch and dinner some nights. And don’t get me started on breakfast soup – yes such a
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