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.
I believe in choice, my choice of potato salad being no exception. This choice is gut-driven and deeply personal. My grandmother made a simple potato salad that accompanied her fried chicken and hickory nut cake to our family reunions in Selma. She made that same salad when a tragedy befell a friend, the bowl of love left quietly on their porch. My mother made the same salad that … Full recipe post »
Although Michigan has been experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures of late, it seems like a good time to make soup. The panic buying felt by the coronavirus maelstrom is like nothing I’ve ever witnessed. I’ve lived through the fallout of epidemics, famines and the scourge of the HIV virus, but the flames were never continuously fanned by instant media–non-stop overload. I jump each time my phone pings! I’ve bumped … Full recipe post »
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