4 Tips for Making Perfect Mashed Potatoes

November 11, 2019

Mashed potatoes are one of those dishes that are easy to prepare, but can be difficult to do well. So, I thought I would share my top tips on making creamy, smooth and flavorful mashed potatoes: Use Yukon Gold potatoes. They produce the creamier texture I prefer. For a fluffier texture, use a mix of … Read more »

Golden Potatoes (Twice Baked Potato Casserole)

Golden Potatoes – a.k.a. Twice Baked Potato Casserole – is an easy to prepare, crowd-pleasing side dish that can be made ahead of time! This recipe for Golden Potatoes, from family friend (and excellent cook) Charlene Clinton, features all the ingredients in twice-baked potatoes, but with a much easier preparation. Peeled and baked potatoes are… Read more »

White bowl with Healthy Broccoli Soup topped with Potato Croutons, red onion and Parmesan

Healthy Broccoli Soup with Potato Croutons

Healthy Broccoli Soup with Potato Croutons is the perfect light and flavorful dish to add to your repertoire of good-for-you recipes! Like many folks, in January my husband Robert and I try to get back to eating healthier. Other than during the holidays (when we give ourselves a break to indulge), we tend to eat… Read more »

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Mushroom-Onion Sauce

Hearty Sheet Pan Chicken with Mushroom-Onion Sauce is a hearty, flavorful dish that will warm you up on a cold winter’s night! I enjoy making “sheet pan” recipes – those multiple ingredient dishes that are prepared all in one sheet pan (basically a rimmed cookie sheet). These recipes are definitely in my wheel house –… Read more »

Chilled cucumber leek vichyssoise soup garnished with sliced radishes

Cucumber Leek Vichyssoise

Fresh cucumbers and sweet, mellow leeks are the stars in this super savory, chilled Cucumber Leek Vichyssoise soup. Robert doesn’t like cucumbers on their own, but will eat them mixed in with other foods. I, on the other hand, love cucumbers, so accommodate him I often experiment, finding new ways to incorporate them into a… Read more »

Shepards pie topped with mashed potatoes in a pewter baking dish

Shepard’s Pie

I created this Shepard’s Pie recipe one night when I was looking for something to do with leftover Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives. It was a cold, snowy night in Denver, and comfort food seemed the perfect thing to warm us up! Robert loves this flavorful, hearty dish. I make it with a mixture… Read more »

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Mom’s Corned Beef & Cabbage

Mom’s Corned Beef and Cabbage is full of flavor, derived mainly from the delicious glaze of mustard, brown sugar and cloves. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! While my family isn’t Irish, growing up, every March we were treated to Mom’s distinctive corned beef and cabbage. In her typical style, she took the… Read more »

Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Everyone has their favorite way to prepare them, and Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives is mine. They’re easy to prepare, with only 5 ingredients! I love mashed potatoes. Interestingly enough, when growing up my mom rarely made them. She told me she didn’t really like the texture! I like… Read more »

white plate with Dorothy's Potato Salad next to BBQ Beef sandwich

Dorothy’s Potato Salad

Anyone can make potato salad, but few can master the recipe like Dorothy Hartwell did in Dorothy’s Potato Salad! It’s the perfect blend of flavors and textures – tangy, eggy and crunchy while a bit creamy. This potato salad recipe comes from Dorothy Hartwell, the mother of my childhood best friend Katey. Katey and I… Read more »

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Flemish Beer Stew

Flemish Beer Stew – the perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening, And, even though it’s roots are Belgian, it’s also a great alternative to Corned Beef and Cabbage on St Patrick’s Day (after all, it’s made with beer, and we all know how much the Irish love their beer!). Perfect for a… Read more »

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I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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