Who’d miss the beef when dining on a meaty balsamic-marinated portabella mushroom? And stuffing them with creamy mashed potatoes is the piece de resistance. I love mashed potatoes loaded with butter and cream more than just about anything. But, sadly, they’re a special occasion indulgence. This low-fat version is a great stand-in, and I feel less weighted down after eating the reduced fat version.
It’s easy to add a roasted garlic flavor to your mashed potatoes. Simply add 6 medium sized cloves garlic to the recipe (leaving their paper on) and roast with the portabellas or until tender. Squeeze the garlic from the paper into the potatoes before mashing.
When out-of-town guests pay a quick visit, I don’t do much cooking. I love showing off Ann Arbor; the renowned campus, downtown eateries and shops are far more entertaining than my backyard. But I’m a cook, and guests expect a bit of something special from my kitchen. Last week a good friend from Seattle, Jeannie, … Full recipe post »
This recipe is a simplified adaptation from Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen cookbook. Remember, it’s easier to add salt and various peppers than it is to take them out; right near impossible, as a matter of fact. Tasso is a highly seasoned Cajun smoked ham and is a big workhorse, as far as flavor enhancements, … Full recipe post »
Hi there! I'm Peggy Lampman -
Food writer by trade, curious cook by design.
The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
home kitchen - persnickety customers, petulant children and piles of dirty dishes
lie in my wake. A scary ride, indeed, but I survived. And the dinnerFeeds - well - they
are my story. Welcome to my site! More about Peggy and this site...
Taste buds prickle; wanderlust triggered. An Argentine barbecue (asado)
enticed me to Patagonia. A friend gave me a vial of ground sumac berries--4 months later I was
waking at dawn to the "Call To Prayer" in Turkey. Porcini to Tuscany, and so on. Read more about my chronicles of
trips and favorite associated recipes. Browse my travel recipes...
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