Search Results for: Potatoes

Mashed Boo-tatoes and Turnips

Looking for a little something festive to make for Halloween that doesn’t involve much work? Leave it to Martha Stewart, I knew she’d have a trick and treat up her sleeve. This recipe didn’t make it to her Halloween Handbook Special Collector’s Edition (which is fabulous), but the recipe is a cinch to make. I saw the picture on-line on the Martha … Full recipe post »

Southwest Roasted Potato & Corn Salad

Here’s a recipe that would be a great side dish for almost anything hot off the grill. Particularly items with Southwestern flavors, like the Firecracker Flank Steak I will prepare for the Fourth of July. This salad is all I’ll require for a side dish, as it bundles a potato and vegetable salad together. Its … Full recipe post »

Baked Apples stuffed with Orange-Scented Sweet Potatoes

Life is complex; these days, more so than ever. Planning my family’s Thanksgiving dinner provides an escape hatch, if only for a moment. I can contemplate menu challenges instead of what course America should take to balance the budget. For instance, my husband, Richard, wants mashed sweet potatoes and the kids want yukon golds. Two potatoes are … Full recipe post »

Creamy Vanilla-Scented Sweet Potatoes

If you aren’t familiar with Heidi Swanson, Heidi Swanson’s 101 Cookbooks is the ultimate vegetarian foodblog. The photography is stunning, and recipes are seasonal and inspirational. I was looking for a sweet potato recipe that wasn’t too complicated but whose flavors would enhance turkey and her accoutrements. I found this recipe in the 101 Cookbook … Full recipe post »

Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with (Reduced-Fat) Mashed Potatoes

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 … Full recipe post »

Roasted Potato-Tomato Salad with Arugula

I always appreciate having a pre-washed, pre-pack bag (or tub) of greens at the ready. Of course the best flavors are those freshly picked that day, particularly arugula whose taste is far more peppery and pronounced fresh from the field. But that’s not always convenient; certainly not in the season ahead. And trying to incorporate … Full recipe post »

Potato-Corn Chowder with Sausage

Low-fat, easily thrown together soups can easily be created with ingredients picked up at roadside stands. I didn’t add cream or add flour-butter roux to thicken this batch; the fresh flavor of September corn and thickening power of lightly smashed potatoes was plenty satisfying. As well, these freshly dug, thin-skinned white potatoes did not need … Full recipe post »

Chipotle Chili Chicken Skins

Super Bowl is this Sunday.  It’s one of the best times of the year for watching football and snacking on your favorite munchies. My husband, Richard, has presented a brief list of snack-food requests: Ability to eat snack with left hand so right hand can control the remote. Snack should complement a Michigan brewed beer. … Full recipe post »

Twice-Stuffed Potato with Spinach and Cheddar

A big stuffed Twice-Baked Potato makes a marvelous main course  dinner; I’ve a favorite stuffed potato recipe that I enjoy,  particularly when loaded up with butter, cream and sour  cream.   Tonight, at my husband’s request, I’m switching out the  fat for healthier options.   Butter-banished-to make room for olive oil. Sour cream, only a … Full recipe post »

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato and Mushroom Casserole

I’ve always envied those Thanksgiving Day hosts who rely on their guests to provide the feast. In conversations with these delegating divas they politely inquire as to my menu. I rapidly fire off the recipes with the precision of a drill sergeant. “All I really have to worry about is cleaning the house,” they reply … Full recipe post »