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December 19th, 2009

Christmas Dinner Recipe’s : Potatoes Romanoff

Christmas dinner recipe’s can be overwhelming for even the well seasoned cook, but for those just starting out and making their first Christmas dinner it can be terrifying! However, it need not be.
Think of what you and your guests enjoy eating and factor that in when making out your menu. Holiday dinner’s usually consists of foods we eat all year, just a bit fancier during the season. Fancy doesn’t have to mean complicated! Over the next few days we will put up some delicious recipe’s that are fairly easy to make, yet are always a big hit at family gatherings.
I’ll start with Potatoes Romanoff. They are a combination of scalloped and au gratin potatoes, the name just sounds like a difficult dish! One thing to keep in mind when making this recipe is you might run into a picky eater. If you know one will be among your guests, simply prepare a small amount of mashed potatoes as an alternative.
Christmas Dinner Recipe’s : Potatoes Romanoff Recipe

October 9th, 2009

Blue Cheese Potatoes

Does your family ever tire of the same old side dishes? Do you ever wish there was more you could do with potatoes than mash, fry or bake them? If so, then try the delightful and tasty potato recipe below…especially if you’re fond of blue cheese and bacon.
If you’re only feeding 3-4 people, simply cut the ingredients in half.
Blue Cheese Potatoes Recipe

October 7th, 2009

Seasoned Sweet Potato Slices

It’s sweet potato time! Not sure why folks don’t eat them throughout the year, but we seem to zero in on fall and the holidays for this delicious and nutritious potato. Below is an easy and fast sweet potato recipe that can be used as a snack or served with any main meal. Try it soon! It might just make you want them more than a few times a year!
Seasoned Sweet Potato Slices Recipe

October 3rd, 2009

Wasted Potatoes : GAP Allows 10 Tons To Rot

Bet you thought you would find a recipe by that name and not some old grandma going on a rant. Not today. Some things need to be said, even on a food blog, about the sorry state our country is in, and some of the insane laws we could do without.
This is another Michigan story that in my opinion, ranks right up there with the woman not allowed to watch her neighbors children at the bus stop. Let me explain. Read more

September 25th, 2009

Nana’s Home Fries

My family grew up on potatoes. I don’t think there is recipe out there than my Mom or Grandmother didn’t know! My all time favorite though has to be home fries. The secret is the bacon grease. Yes, I know it’s not healthy, but if you use a tablespoon or two now and then, I doubt it will cause any more harm than a bowl of ice cream. Admittedly, we tend to over-do the bacon grease in the south, but we’re learning….. you really don’t need that much to get such wonderful flavor! In the recipe below, butter or oil may be substituted and at times I have combined both with bacon grease. Garlic salt or powder may be substituted for fresh garlic.
I also have found that they tend to taste better when made in a cast iron skillet, but that could just be my southern roots showing. If the 2 main staples in your kitchen are bacon grease and a cast iron skillet…you know you’re from the deep south!
Nana’s Home Fries Recipe

August 8th, 2009

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes don’t have to be smothered in gravy to be good. These Parmesan Mashed Potatoes are also a nice alternative to Garlic Potatoes. They are easy and flavorful and make the perfect side dish to beef, chicken, and pork.

Mashed Parmesan Potatoes

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Don’t be afraid to be a wee bit creative! Experiment a bit by adding other cheeses such as: Romano, Asiago, Smoked Gouda, or Sharp Cheddar!

Recipe for Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

July 11th, 2009

Dijon Potatoes

As much as we enjoy potatoes around here, I was surprised today when I realized we haven’t made our Dijon potatoes since April. (In all fairness tho, we have been on a pasta binge). Grilled or baked, Dijon potatoes are a delicious side dish and so very easy to make. While we prefer to use Yukon Gold, and potato will do, clean up is minimal and you have a dish that tastes like *more, please*.

potatoes dijon

Dijon Potatoes

Dijon Potatoes Recipe

May 29th, 2009

Crunchy Herb Roasted Potatoes

Are you a potato lover and looking for something a wee bit different? These potatoes make a great side dish for any meal. They are crunchy on the outside but soft in the middle. I am sure you will love them as much as we do.

Herb Roasted Potatoes

Crunchy Herb Roasted Potatoes

This is actually a really fun recipe to make because of all the herbs used — you feel you are making something special. And the smell? Well it’s just so amazing! Serve these potatoes with a nice pork roast with salad, veggies and a lovely homemade roll.

Recipe for Crunchy Herb Roasted Potatoes

April 20th, 2009

Funeral Potatoes

This is an old recipe that some say started with the Mormons but my grandmother swears it started with us Baptists! It’s easy, tasty, and great for large gatherings like church potlucks, family buffets, and er, funerals.

Funeral Potatoes

Funeral Potatoes

So don’t let the name put you off! This is actually one of our favorite side dishes. In fact, when I was pregnant with my twins, I craved these all the time! Serve with sweet ham, fluffy white rolls, green jello, and a big bowl of salad with ranch dressing.

Recipe for Funeral Potatoes

March 14th, 2009

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes

This is a recipe I got from my sister and made for the first time last weekend. It is incredibly easy, very tasty, and goes great as a side dish with everything from chicken to pork.

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes

Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes

These potatoes were fantastic! They were extremely cheesy and oh-so yummy! Where the cheese had cooked close to the walls of the crockpot it was nice and crispy, just like pan fried potatoes. Mmmmm. This is definately a ‘make again’ dish.

Recipe for Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes