Jalapeño Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Sure, mashed potatoes are good.  Some mashed potatoes are great.  Jalapeño cheddar mashed potatoes, though, are *A*W*E*S*O*M*E*!  These came about after I had planned on trying to make homemade tater tots.  But then my laziness kicked in and I opted to do something else with the taters I had.  I also had a couple of jalapeños that I needed to use up and these were … Continue reading Jalapeño Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Bacon Potato Chips

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this here or not, but up until I was about 25, I had a problem with binge eating.  The more stressed or depressed I was, the more I ate.  There’s a reason I gained 150 lbs in the first year that I was married to my ex-husband.  As soon as I realized I had a problem, I started taking … Continue reading Cheesy Bacon Potato Chips

Overstuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes get kicked up a notch when they are stuffed with bacon and cheese and then baked some more! You know the saying that bacon makes everything better?  I almost think that’s true.  Taking my beloved potato and adding bacon (and cheese!) to it makes it even better!  I think I could eat these everyday.  And the best part about these is they require … Continue reading Overstuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Roasted Curried Chicken with Spicy Potatoes & Cauliflower

This is one of those recipes that I thought I would try, check off in my recipe book, and move on without much comment made.  That happens a lot, actually.  A number of recipes I try are okay but nothing to write home about… or blog about.  Even with my tweaks I make.  The flavor profile of this recipe, though, was so far outside my … Continue reading Roasted Curried Chicken with Spicy Potatoes & Cauliflower

What I’d feed my Moms: A Virtual Mother’s Day Dinner

I absolutely love living in Atlanta. It’ll be 10 years in September that my husband and I packed all of our belongings and 3 cats into 2 U-Haul trucks and drove the 1,200 miles to start our new life.  After he had been unemployed for 2.5 years (laid off after the airline industry took a dive due to 9/11), we welcomed this new start even … Continue reading What I’d feed my Moms: A Virtual Mother’s Day Dinner

Crash Hot Potatoes

First, I have no idea why these are called “Crash Hot Potatoes” but I honestly do not care.  They are good.  And I don’t just mean yeah-these-are-tasty-taters good.  I mean OMG-I-need-to-eat-these-all-the-time good.  I first saw these on My Judy The Foodie (who got them from Making Miracles who got these from The Pioneer Woman who got these from Jill Dupleix in Australia… I love the … Continue reading Crash Hot Potatoes

Beef and Mushroom Gravy over simple mashed potatoes

Do you ever get a craving that is so out of character for you that even you wonder why you’re craving it?  Something that you typically don’t even like much less crave?  That’s kind of how this recipe came about. Last week I had a sudden craving for a flavor from my childhood that I didn’t even really like when I had it as a … Continue reading Beef and Mushroom Gravy over simple mashed potatoes