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Baked Mashed Potatoes

Otherwise known as “The Most Awesome Potatoes Ever”. Let me just say that I’ve tried to find a substitute for the gloriousness of potatoes. It just never works out. Kudos to you if roasted cauliflower has found a place in your heart where french fries used to live. I’m in awe of those who think a mashed veggie with just the right seasoning can replace the creamy goodness of softened potatoes mixed with butter and milk. It just isn’t going to happen for me. True love lasts a lifetime, and I truly love potatoes.  I’ve made my peace with it. You can too. Come join me on the dark side. A magical place where we embrace the carb-soaked starchy goodness of the potato.

Baked Mashed Potatoes - Bakerlady

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Gourmet Red “Smashed” Potatoes

When my sister Amy was little, she called mashed potatoes “smashed” potatoes. I think every kid does for a while. But, poor Amy had siblings and parents who thought it was so cute when she said it, that we told her it was correct. Adamantly we insisted that she was right and people who said otherwise were just trying to make her seem silly. I know, we’re messed up. Anyway…I served these tonight with my dad’s birthday dinner. They are absolutely phenomenal potatoes. They get bonus points because I didn’t have to spend hours peeling them. Woo-hoo! Once again at dinner we tried to convince Amy that they were “smashed” potatoes. But, since she’s in her twenties now, she wasn’t buying it. Darn. Kids grow up so fast these days. [Read more…]

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