Picnic Perfect: Potato Salad

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 busy and I need something I can make the night before. Oh, and I'm vegetarian but eggs … [Read more...]

Simple Scalloped Potatoes from Scratch Recipe

Simple Scalloped Potatoes - 1 from simple wholesome ingredients

  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 for you, … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

Cheesy Smoked Sausage Potato Soup - Easy Comfort Food

*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 one looks forward to frigid temperatures. Anyone … [Read more...]

Tri-Color Roasted Potatoes with Parmesan and Awesome

Tri-Color Roast Potatoes

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 … [Read more...]

Plato’s Potato Salad Recipe – The Requisite Summer Cookout Side Dish

Potato Salad - better and cheaper than the deli

Bobbie says: Am I the only one who thinks a summer cookout just doesn't seem right without potato salad? Whether you're planning a barbecue for the July Fourth Independence Day here in the states, or planning a small family picnic; this easy potato salad recipe will round out the menu nicely. I had a fear of making potato salad for a while. … [Read more...]