Posts Tagged ‘Potatoes’

Lowcountry Boil

It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US. Spend time with your loved ones and remember those who sacrificed so we could spend this time together. The recipe below is a classic great for get-togethers with the framily [sic]. Heather says: Making Low Country Boil is a time honored tradition in the South. Remember how leery…

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Picnic Perfect: Potato Salad

Dear Home Ec 101: My neighborhood will soon be throwing their annual blockparty. I don’t want anyone to know that I can’t cook for beans. Do you have a recipe for me? Please don’t tell me just to go to the deli and put it in a new bowl. I want to try, but I’m…

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Simple Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch Recipe

  Bobbie says:   Lately, Home Ec 101 has been focusing on cooking basics, and in my opinion, Scalloped Potatoes are about as basic as it gets when it comes to side dishes. They go with practically anything, and with the right recipe, made-from-scratch scalloped potatoes are almost as easy as a boxed mix, so much better…

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Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

*plus an unrelated note from Heather at the end* Bobbie says: “So, is it cold enough for ya?” I don’t think I’ve made it through a winter in my entire life without hearing this lamest of questions at least once. I just smile and nod at the crazy person as I move along.  “Cold enough” implies that…

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Tri-Color Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan and Awesome

Heather says: Tri-color roasted potatoes. Pretty? Yes. Delicious? You bet. Is the recipe simple? Totally. Company worthy? Yes. This year I’m doing an American-Italian twist on recipes in the Countdown to Turkey Day Example menu. While I still plan on getting traditional mashed potatoes added to the recipe index, I thought this simple, but beautiful…

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How To Make Hasselback Potatoes

Heather says: I don’t remember when I first stumbled upon the idea of Hasselback Potatoes, I do believe I was wandering around Pinterest. The idea may have come from from PurpleFoodie’s Hasselback Potato Post, as the images look familiar, but I can’t be sure. Variations on this recipe / technique can also be found on most major recipe…

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Hearty Potato, Egg and Green Bean Salad Recipe

Bobbie says: Hearty Potato, Egg and Green Bean Salad is a great spring recipe. These three components  get cooked in the same pot and a versatile dressing that can be made ahead of time means you can have a very easy but hearty main dish salad on the table in just over half an hour.…

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How to Roast Potatoes

Heather says: Roast potatoes are a simple side dish. This recipe comes together quickly and can easily be made while the main dish is cooked. In our home we use two different methods to roast potatoes.  Don’t forget that roast potatoes can serve as the basis for other one dish meals like homemade breakfast skillets. Depending…

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Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Heather says: Cooking for company is always Fearless Friday fodder. It’s hard to know exactly how someone else will perceive the dish. Throw in a second challenge and I was quite nervous about Wednesday’s dinner. You see, I was contacted by the folks at Carnation to test a recipe using their evaporated milk. I’ve always…

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New England Clam Chowder

Heather says: Sometimes canned soup is good enough, but once you have had the real deal, it’s hard to go back. Try topping this basic clam chowder with a sprinkling of Old Bay Seasoning and a small handful of sliced green onions. This recipe is a good example of how simple a New England clam…

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Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Heather says, Ever since I worked at Bennigans, I have adored potato soup. I am fairly certain if it weren’t for snitched rolls and ramekins of baked potato soup I would have wasted away in my late teens. I was sad to see the company recently declare bankruptcy, but take heart the potato soup lives…

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Fisherman’s Pie

Heather says: I’m not going to lie. The original name for this classic turns my stomach. There is something about the idea of “fish pie” that brings up all sorts of unspeakable concoctions, rather than the simple and classic combination of fish, vegetables, and mashed potatoes. This makes for a simple meal of comforting flavors…

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How to Store Potatoes

Dear Home Ec 101, I’ve always read that onions and potatoes should be stored well away from each other because if stored together they will cause each other to rot. But I frequently see kitchen renovation magazines that toot the joy of “basket drawers” stacked on top of each other, one filled with onions and…

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Fish and Chips, Oven Fried Recipe

Heather says: While I will always prefer the beer battered and deep fried fish, this version is a close second and is much healthier. Nearly any white-fleshed fish will do: cod, walleye, or whiting for example. If you would like the chips done completely in the oven, follow the directions for these potato wedges, omitting…

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