Archives: Potatoes

Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions

June 17, 2013 | By andrea | Comments Off on Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions | Filed in: Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

“These potatoes look gourmet!” exclaimed Husband as I handed him his Father’s Day dinner plate that included a grilled rib-eye, these Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Onions, and steamed green beans drizzled with a little olive oil. I love roasted potatoes anyway, but the addition of frizzled onions and fresh herbs takes the deliciousness to another level! As you • Read More »

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Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile

November 19, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Chile | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Southwestern, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I love sweet potatoes (yams) but I’m not a fan of the cloyingly sweet dishes that call for sugar and marshmallows. Instead, I prefer savory sweet potato recipes like this one that includes smoky chipotle chiles. The heat of the chiles is really delicious with the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes. This recipe is perfect • Read More »

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Oven-Roasted Fries

September 18, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Oven-Roasted Fries | Filed in: Appetizer, Kid-friendly, Potatoes, Recipes, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

  These delicious thick-cut fries couldn’t be any easier to make! I served them with a smoky Chipotle Mayo dipping sauce along side grilled burgers…sooo good! Instead of using non-stick spray on the baking sheet, I lined it with parchment paper. In the past, I’ve had potatoes stick to the pan even with the non-stick spray but • Read More »

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Corned Beef Hash

March 16, 2012 | By andrea | Comments Off on Corned Beef Hash | Filed in: Beef, Breakfast, Main Dish, Potatoes, Recipes.

Always an adventurous eater, I first had corned beef hash when I was about 12 years old.  I had no idea what it was but saw it on a menu while dining with my family and decided that’s what I wanted for breakfast. When the waitress placed the enormous plate of hash in front of me, • Read More »

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Leftovers: Mashed Potato Pancakes

November 22, 2010 | By andrea | Comments Off on Leftovers: Mashed Potato Pancakes | Filed in: Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian.

I’m all about using up leftovers and finding creative uses for them. Potato Pancakes (or patties) are a great way to use up mashed potatoes. Even my Picky Eater liked these because he thought they tasted like french fries: crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. I used 1 large green onion (sliced) instead • Read More »

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Spinach and Smashed Potatoes

September 16, 2010 | By andrea | 14 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Potatoes.

This recipe for Pan-Roasted Chicken with Spinach and Smashed Potatoes is definitely comfort food. Plus, it’s a simple enough meal to pull together on a weeknight…you’ve got to love that! Husband was delighted when he walked in the door from work and was greeted with the wonderful fragrance of roast chicken. I pretty much followed the recipe except • Read More »

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Country French Omelet

July 6, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Breakfast, Eggs, French, Pork, Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

I just whipped up this super-easy Country French Omelet from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredientscookbook. Although the omelet is nothing fancy, it is really good. It makes a nice meal for breakfast or lunch. I used 6 large eggs instead of 5 extra-large, red potatoes instead of yukon • Read More »

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Rosemary Lamb Chops with Grill Roasted Potatoes

May 18, 2010 | By andrea | 10 Comments | Filed in: Grilling/BBQ, Lamb, Main Dish, Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

For Mother’s Day, I made my sweet Mom grilled lamb (one of her favorites). She was thrilled when I told her what we were having for dinner! This meal was incredibly easy and really, really good! For the grilled potatoes, I used large red potatoes, cut them in half, then parboiled them for about 10 minutes • Read More »

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For perfect mashed potatoes, use a Potato Ricer

November 12, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Cookware & Cooking Gadgets, Handy Hints, Potatoes.

I’ve tried different methods of making mashed potatoes: squashing with a masher, whipping using a hand mixer or my Kitchenaid mixer, and using a potato ricer. Each method gives potatoes a different texture. I reach for a masher when I don’t mind if the potatoes are a bit lumpy (I like to call it more of a rustic • Read More »

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

August 4, 2009 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Potatoes, Quick Cooking, Side Dish, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Have you ever seen those funny-looking, elongated, slightly knobby fingerling potatoes at the grocery store? Next time you do, buy a few pounds of them. This super simple recipe is an excellent way to use this root vegetable. All you do is scatter the clean potatoes on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with • Read More »

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