Patatas Alioli aka Aioli Potatoes

Potatoes are roasted for a slight twist on this Spanish side dish or tapas where cooled potatoes, which are traditionally boiled, are tossed with homemade aioli.   Happy Secret Recipe Day! This month I was assigned Manu’s Menu which made me excited.  I already had a ton of her recipes in my Recipes to Try notebook and that was before I even knew she was … Continue reading Patatas Alioli aka Aioli Potatoes

Southwest Chipotle Potatoes

These potatoes are not for the faint of heart!  Feel free to add some cheese but definitely don’t skimp on the sour cream. I can safely say that, right now, this is my favorite side dish.  Even as I am typing this, I am drooling over the leftovers in the fridge that are going to be tomorrow’s lunch.  These are spicy and crunchy with a … Continue reading Southwest Chipotle Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Peppers

Cutting the melted butter with canola oil allows for the buttery flavor without as much saturated fat so you can enjoy these garlicky gems with a lot less guilt. Have you ever cooked something new and loved it so much that you had to make it again a few days later?  That was the case with these potatoes.  The first time I made them, I … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Peppers

Potato and Vegetable Casserole

Thinly sliced potatoes, chopped vegetables, cheese and BUTTER are baked together for a simple weekend side dish.   When I decided to make the spicy pulled pork this past weekend, I knew it needed a side that would complement it.  I wanted something hearty but with a light flavor so when I came across Taste of Home’s Herbed Harvest Vegetable Casserole, I knew that’s what … Continue reading Potato and Vegetable Casserole

Bacon Cheeseburger Potato Boats

It’s like eating a burger and fries in one bite!  Just top them with your favorite burger toppings, like ketchup, mustard and pickles.   Now that the stress of the job situation is finally gone, I find myself obsessing over food again, not just eating it but thinking about it, reading about it, cooking it, all the fun stuff.  Of course eating it is a … Continue reading Bacon Cheeseburger Potato Boats

Pan-fried Okra and Roasted Diced Potatoes

A simple but flavorful way of preparing okra involves nothing more than a large nonstick skillet and slat and pepper.  The potatoes are tossed with oil and herbs then left to roast while the rest of the meal is prepared.  Both prove that sides can be easy AND far from boring!   I’m not gonna lie: we eat a lot of potatoes at my house.  … Continue reading Pan-fried Okra and Roasted Diced Potatoes

Bean & Potato Tacos

Potatoes are roasted with olive oil and homemade taco seasoning then stuffed in flour tortillas with refried beans, salsa and cheese for a hearty, meatless meal.   Back in my vegetarian days, I had to come up with meals that would still satisfy my meat-eating husband.  He was fine with meatless meals as long as he felt full afterward.    This taco quickly become a popular … Continue reading Bean & Potato Tacos

Spicy Beef & Potato Tacos

Mr. Consumer works in IT for a company that does business worldwide so it’s not unheard of for him to get calls at 2am from the other side of the world where it is 2pm.  There have even been 4am telephone conference meetings.  Fortunately, he is able to sleep pretty much any time so he can adjust his sleep schedule fairly easily to accommodate these … Continue reading Spicy Beef & Potato Tacos

Loaded Chile Fries

Next to pizza, fries are way high on my list of favorite foods.  My love affair with french fries goes back so far that I think it was literally one of my first 5 words after “mama” and “gumma” (grandma).  In high school and college, my go-to purchased lunch was a basket of fries and even now, when we meet up with friends at dirty … Continue reading Loaded Chile Fries