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How to Cook Boxty: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Mar13

How to Cook Boxty: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Boxty is a traditional Irish recipe for a potato pancake containing both mashed and grated potatoes, giving you the experience of both pancake & hash browns in one. What a good choice for breakfast or supper! It goes well with many other ethnic cuisines as well. I think it would be delicious with smoked salmon, in place of other kinds of pancakes like crepes or blini, served with sour cream or creme fraiche. Salmon is one of the...

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How to Cook Colcannon + Video: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
Mar13

How to Cook Colcannon + Video: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Colcannon is another wonderful, classic Irish dish, consisting of mashed potatoes and cabbage as the main ingredients. Potatoes have long been their comfort food in Ireland, as they were introduced in the 16th century. How to Cook Colcannon: Traditional flavors of cabbage, onions, potatoes & butter riddle this dish with the wonder of the Emerald Isle. Type: Side Dish Recipe Prep Time: under 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yields:...

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How to Cook Bacon Mashed Potatoes + Video: Tailgating Central
Jan31

How to Cook Bacon Mashed Potatoes + Video: Tailgating Central

I’m not sure if there is a more festive food for Super Bowl than bacon, and these Bacon Mashed Potatoes will satisfy the hungriest Bronco or Seahawks fan! How to Cook Bacon Mashed Potatoes: You won’t believe there’s no butter in these mashed potatoes. That’s almost unheard of, isn’t it? Well, you’ll be surprised at how delicious these clouds of flavor are. Creamy, bacon-y & just what the referee...

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How to Cook Instant Garlic Mashed Potatoes + Video
Dec09

How to Cook Instant Garlic Mashed Potatoes + Video

Garlic Mashed Potatoes are on the menu today using instant mashed potato flakes, and a great garlic option you’ll love. Typically, I use fresh potatoes for mashed potatoes. However, when you’re in a pinch without potatoes, you’re a newbie to cooking & mashed potatoes from scratch is a stretch for you, or you happen to have a box of this in your pantry, you need to know what to do with them. Instant mashed...

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How to Roast Potato Florets + Video
Nov18

How to Roast Potato Florets + Video

Tired of the same, old, boring potato recipes? Try out these Baked Potato Florets! Not only will they be a great side dish, but they are so beautiful to look at on the plate. How to Roast Potato Florets: I like to keep the skins of my potatoes on, if at all possible. Sometimes, there are blemishes or eyes that need to be peeled or removed, respectively, but the skin of the potato holds a lot of nutrients in it that we can eat....

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How to Roast Smoked Paprika Potato Bites + Video
Nov17

How to Roast Smoked Paprika Potato Bites + Video

Roasted Potato Bites are a super easy side dish for so many main dishes, not to mention delicious & very inexpensive. They are not fried, so they are much healthier than fries, and with less fat than mashed potatoes with butter & cream. The smoked paprika on these potato bites makes you crave them over & over. A perfect combination, and a wonderful addition to your cooking repertoire. How to Roast Smoked Paprika Potato...

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How to Cook Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes + Video
Nov04

How to Cook Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes + Video

Bored with the same old potato? This recipe for Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes is just what you’re looking for. I prelude this recipe with the fact that we will be cooking these potatoes in the microwave to make things quicker. Now, if you have issue with that, simply click somewhere on the site and get yourself another recipe to check out. Otherwise, sit tight… ~ Kimberly Turner Using coarse sea salt can work, but using...

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How to Cook Linda’s Au Gratin Potatoes: National Potato Day
Oct27

How to Cook Linda’s Au Gratin Potatoes: National Potato Day

We are kicking off National Potato Day with a bit of a history lesson on the potato, and then we eat deliciously with a recipe for Au Gratin Potatoes. Quick Potato History: After its introduction from South America to Europe, it took over 100 years for the potato to become accepted. It was even longer before North America decided to accept it, when the Irish immigrants brought it to our shores. Now, it is a leading food harvested...

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How to Roast Sweet Potato Medallions + Video
Oct24

How to Roast Sweet Potato Medallions + Video

Roast Medallions of Sweet Potato are on the menu, and they’re ridiculously easy to make. A perfect cold weather side dish with its stick-to-your-bones nature, and homey aroma. Sweet potatoes really develop their flavor as they are roasted or grilled, as their sugars caramelize, but they can take a while to roast off, since they are dense & quite thick. In lieu of getting these sweet potato medallions on the grill, the smoked...

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How to Cook Creamy Whipped Mashed Potatoes from Scratch + Video
Sep26

How to Cook Creamy Whipped Mashed Potatoes from Scratch + Video

Creamy Whipped Mashed Potatoes are not difficult to make from scratch… They are certainly worth any effort to make as they are fully, creamy and melt-in-your mouth, just like they should. Serve alongside roasted beef, turkey or chicken. These are great for making potato cakes the next day, or make extra to top a Shepherd’s Pie. Potato bread is fun to make, as well as homemade gnocchi! Type: Side Dish Recipe Serve With:...

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Company’s Coming: 1 Hour Home Entertaining Preparation Checklist
Sep20

Company’s Coming: 1 Hour Home Entertaining Preparation Checklist

Surprise! Company’s Coming… And they’ll be here in 1 hour? What?!!! Is your mother-in-law dropping by for a visit? Friends, family or businesses acquaintances call to tell you they’ll be there in about an hour? Maybe your husband called you from work to let you know he’s bringing someone home for dinner…and you’re looking at a messy place with nothing prepared and you look a mess yourself....

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How to Cook Stained Glass Potatoes
Sep10

How to Cook Stained Glass Potatoes

Ahhh…the Fall harvest! We dig up our potatoes mostly in September and cut them into thin slices and create a beautiful window with them… We put some parsley in between, so that you can see it between the slices and voila! It’s like a stained glass window, well a potato window! These Stained Glass Potatoes are usually served alongside tiny, baby carrots. What a winner with adults & children alike. After all, who...

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Happy National Potato Month & a Favorite Spud Recipe
Sep01

Happy National Potato Month & a Favorite Spud Recipe

Yup…It’s National Potato Month in September, and we’re kicking off with some deliciousness! It’s hard to believe that the humble potato goes from living in the dirt underground to gracing the tables of the poorest to the elite dining of the most rich & famous. Filled with nature’s goodness, we have found hundreds of ways to prepare this wonderful food. From the favored French Fry to Potatoes Romanoff,...

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