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  • Low-country cooking for a few or a group
    Low-country cooking for a few or a group
    Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's time to eat outdoors! I've seen people getting out their grilling equipment and enjoying grilling steaks, chicken and burgers. This is also when we do more entertaining and cook for groups of...
  • A "lazy-day" dinner
    A "lazy-day" dinner
    If you're one of those who's constantly coming and going, I'm sure there are times that preparing dinner is that last thing you want to do! Of course, it's very easy to get "take-out" food or open an can of something and...
  • Potatoes flavored for Easter
    Potatoes flavored for Easter
    I'm continuing to pass along recipes this week that are good to use for this coming Easter Sunday. It's hard to believe that Easter is coming this Sunday, so it's time to get our menu for the holiday dinner. As I've been saying, we...
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    Heath benefits of potatoes
    The number one most consumed vegetable and largest vegetable crop in the US is the potato. The potato is traditionally a very resourceful and nutritious food that was a staple in the diets of people surviving through long cold winter and helped...
  • Super Bowl Ultimate Party Food: BBQ Frillie Fries
    Super Bowl Ultimate Party Food: BBQ Frillie Fries
    It doesn't matter who you are, when it comes to the Super Bowl it is party time! You may not even like football but the fun and good times associated with the Super Bowl have become an American tradition. Here in the Silver State, also known...
  • A Classic Makes a Comeback: Hash Browns, Southwest Style!
    A Classic Makes a Comeback: Hash Browns, Southwest Style!
    Have you been out to breakfast lately? It seems as if a classic breakfast treat is making a comeback and that treat is hash browns. If you have been living in a cave for a bit (or can't pull yourself away from the computer) and don't know...
  • Cold day meal of Chicken and rice
    Crock Pot Chicken and Rice (or Potato) Casserole
    Sometimes when the weather is cold and miserable, a craving of comfort food takes over. I am often reminded of my mother's cooking as she would try to serve up a warm hearty meal for her husband who worked outside on the farm or hauling gravel...
  • Winter gratin dauphinois
    Fall and Winter favorites: Gratin Dauphinois
    Fall is upon us and it's time to focus on the bounty of seasonal produce that has been waiting patiently for us to partake in them. Squash, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, greens, pumpkins, spinach, sweet potatoes and of course...
  • Trader Joe's Roasted Potatoes with sharp cheddar
    New Year cheesy potatoes the simple way
    Au Gratin potatoes are delicious and there is no doubt about it. But, all of the peeling and slicing can be a bit much. There is an easier way. A quick stop to Trader Joe's this New Year and the family will have a nice, warm side dish.Trader...
  • A hint you can use and a recipe that will feed multiples
    A hint you can use and a recipe that will feed multiples
    The hint that I came across on the Internet last week is this: spoon the firm layer of coconut cream off the top of a can of chilled unsweetened coconut milk; it can be whipped and used just like heavy cream. This comes from The Kitchen Cookbook,...
  • Delicious, nutritious potatoes
    Potatoes may help you beat obesity
    Obesity is a very serious health problem which has been reaching epidemic levels across the United States and worldwide largely because of poor diets and sedentary lifestyles. There are concerns about drug remedies to treat obesity due to the...
  • History and trivia of potatoes
    History and trivia of potatoes: Top 4 ways to cook potatoes
    Thousands of years ago the Incas were cultivating tubers which we call potatoes. The potato wasn’t an accepted food staple at that time since they belong to the nightshade family which was believed to be poisonous along with tomatoes and...
  • How to make amazing mashed potatoes
    Mistakes people make when making mashed pototoes
    You would think everyone knew how to make mashed potatoes. It might surprise you to know that most people don't know how to make perfect mashed potatoes. So, don't think you don't make mashed potatoes mistakes until you see the list...
  • Potato chips are not very healthy bu they are a beloved snack.
    A few facts about potatoes
    November 27th 2014 is Thanksgiving Day. With the holiday right around the corner, many Americans are already anticipating the delicious meal that awaits them later this week. Traditional Thanksgiving dinners focus primarily on turkey but potatoes...
  • Breadless potato kale gratin
    Recipe: Potato kale gratin without bread
    Kale has been "in" for a while but some may not know that it is a winter vegetable that thrives in cold temperatures. That makes it a great additon to your winter season's (or any season's!) meals. This gratin does not come with...
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