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Category Archive: Potatoes

24 Favorite Easter Recipes Round Up

Easter is nearly here and that means it is time to start thinking about your menu. The Easter weekend gives us plenty of opportunities for feasting whether it’s appetizers before the big Easter Sunday meal or family brunches during the weekend. Several bloggers have gotten together to bring you our Favorite Easter Recipes. From delicious …

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Salmon and Potato Pancakes plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

Make a double batch of mashed potatoes the next time you make them, then toss in some cooked salmon and eggs and you have a quick and easy meatless (and gluten free) meal with these Salmon and Potato Pancakes. You can use canned salmon if you want, or quickly steam a fillet. I don’t usually get …

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Sage Pork and Potato Bake plus Tasty Tuesdays Linkup

Necessity is the mother of invention and that plus laziness is the mother of this recipe. I wanted something simple for dinner with what we had in the kitchen so I started rummaging through the kitchen to see what I could put together. I found a pork loin, an apple and some potatoes. BINGO! An onion, …

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Spicy Candied Sweet Potatoes – Tasty Tuesdays Link Up

I prefer to keep my marshmallows for s’mores and make these amazing Spicy Candied Sweet Potatoes instead. Since this will probably be my last post before Thanksgiving, I want to take a moment to thank some special people. First up is Tammy of Creative K. Kids for trusting me to co-host the Tasty Tuesdays Link …

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Hot German Potato Salad

Glücklich Oktoberfest! The festivities in Bavaria are wrapping up this weekend, so I figured it was the perfect time to post one of our favorite recipes: Hot German Potato Salad. I absolutely love the warm potatoes and bacon in the sweet and tangy sauce. It goes great with just about anything from chicken to pork chops …

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Pesto Fries

I remember the first time I had Garlic Fries. I trudged all the way around Qualcomm Stadium asking everyone I saw with them where to find them. Then all the way back to my seat. But, oh my! was it worth it. It almost made up for the Chargers beating my Niners that day. Almost. But, …

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Scalloped Potatoes with Ham Great Use for Holiday Leftovers

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, thinly sliced potatoes in a creamy cheesy sauce loaded with ham. Great use for leftover ham.

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Baked Corned Beef and Colcannon

Last year I read about baking a corned beef brisket instead of the traditional method for boiling it, and I was intrigued. I picked up two on sale at the store yesterday and decided to try the baking method for dinner last night so I could be sure to get this blog written before St …

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Simple Sweet Potatoes with Lemon

Sweet Potatoes boiled with fresh lemon slices and a hint of sugar make a delightful side dish for poultry or fish.

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

I had a few cups of mashed potatoes leftover and the fridge and didn’t want to do plain old Mashed Potato Pancakes – which are great, mind you – I just thought I’d better add a little something extra if I didn’t want J to snub them. So, I came up with two versions: Parmesan …

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Giblet Gravy and other Thanksgiving Recipes

I have always loved Thanksgiving. Food and Football, what more do you need? And I freely admit I am a Food Snob – Thanksgiving Dinner needs to be home made not dumped out of a box or can. I am guessing you feel the same way or you wouldn’t be reading this. Here are some …

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Summer Side Dishes

It is officially summer here in California as of 10:04 p.m. tonight! To me summer means grill time. Here’s a list of 21 great side dishes to go along with whatever you are grilling up. Salads Caesar Salad Claremont Salad Cold Celery Salad Creamy Bacon Broccoli Salad Lime Gelatin with Pineapple and Cheddar Cheese Melon Pineapple Fruit …

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Recipes from my Grandma Ruth

My Grandma Ruth passed away Saturday at the age of 98. I have some stories over on Aud the Broad if you are interested. Considering she is the reason this website was created, in a round about way, I figured I’d share a few of her recipes. Ma’am tried to make Mashed Potato Pancakes once and they came …

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Isn’t That Conveeeenient.

My mother-in-law has recently been diagnosed with some pretty serious health issues and has had to drastically change her diet. No fried foods, less fat, whole grains, and toughest of all little to no sodium. You know, the way we all should be eating. Besides the dietary restrictions, she hasn’t had any energy to move …

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Money’s scarce and that ain’t funny

Cheap is small and not too steep But best of all cheap is cheap Circumstance has forced my hand To be a cut price person in a low budget land Times are hard but we’ll all survive I just got to learn to economize (Low Budget by The Kinks) I recently read an article in …

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Hurray for the Red White and Blue

Three big patriotic holidays are right around the corner. Yes, three. I bet you forget to count Flag Day on June 14th. That’s okay, I think I am one of the few people that remembers to put out the American Flag on that day because my Dad always did. The whole meal doesn’t need to be …

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Another Hodgepodge

We’ve had a bunch of things going on in our kitchen the past few weeks, nothing to write an entire blog about so we are going to have another mishmash entry. Easter: I made the best ham I have ever made this year. Not the best holiday ham I have ever had – that honor …

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That time of year ALREADY?!

  This year is just flying by, I can scarcely believe it is already time for Mardi Gras/Pancake Tuesday and the beginning of Lent. I don’t have to much new to add since I have already posted some ideas for Mardi Gras and a few Pancake recipes as well as some meatless meal ideas in the past. Our Meatless …

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Mele Kalikimaka

Wow! How did it get to be the week before Christmas already? Busy, busy, busy!  There were so many more recipes I wanted to post, cards I wanted to send, blogs I wanted to write, decorations I wanted to put up but I think my family, friends and I will be happier if I just slow …

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Let’s Get Ready to Gobble!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – food, family and football! What’s not to love? In the Lalanne clan it is a multi course meal starting with appetizers and chit chat while we wait for everyone to arrive. Then we sit down for the “Salad Course” which includes salad, pate on homemade bread, antipasto, stuffed celery, and a salami …

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