Thanksgiving: Potato Pie

Who doesn’t have Thanksgiving on the brain? With less than a week to go before the holiday, it’s in your best interest to start acquiring a hit list of recipes for your big meal. If you plan out your dishes now, you’ll have ample time to casually shop for the ingredients and perhaps make some of the food ahead of time.   With some thoughtful planning, on Thanksgiving morning you won’t be running around like a turkey with its head chopped off. Can you imagine a Thanksgiving table without some version of mashed potatoes as a side? It’s like … [Read more...]

Crash Hot Potatoes

Yay!  It’s my favorite day of the month, I get to reveal my Secret Recipe Club assignment for March. I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers.  In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook.  But, it’s all done in secrecy.  It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link.  This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not … [Read more...]

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Today was a perfect vacation day. Have you ever longed for a day where you never get out of your pajamas?  Where you (almost) don’t have a care in the world?  Where you really feel as though you’re off any sort of radar?  When I woke up and heard the wind howl and saw the rain cascading over my windowsill, I knew we’d have a day chock full of puzzles and baking and reading and dozing ahead of us. … [Read more...]