Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

When I was growing up, my Grandma Donna would always make twice baked potatoes for me.  They were my favorite.  So, I decided that I had better find her recipe and make some for my kids.  My version has a little twist, however.  It includes your favorite magical meat….BACON!!!!  This recipe is simple and super delicious!  Though it takes a little longer to make than a simple baked or mashed potato, it is totally worth it your time and effort.  This may even be a great recipe to try for your Thanksgiving dinner!!!

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Sausage Farmhouse Scramble

Sausage Farmhouse Scramble

Dana and I went to Hash House A Go Go a last year when we went to Mohegan Sun Casino.  It was an amazing breakfast.  We both had a farm house scramble.  Basically it is a biscuit topped with griddled potatoes, veggies, meat, eggs and cheese.  Basically the best combination possible.  We have been talking about it for a while now.  After making homemade biscuits the other day, we thought it would be a great idea to make our own farmhouse scrambles at home.  My take uses sausage and a pepper medley.  Totally Awesome!

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Shepard’s Pie

With the Polar Vortex bearing down on us last week, I was craving some comfort food.  Nothing says comfort like, Shepard’s Pie.  A hearty meat stew topped with potatoes.  Delicious! This recipe was so delicious that I found myself going for thirds.  Yep, take that seconds.  Hopefully you will enjoy as much as we did. … Read moreShepard’s Pie

Slow Roasted Chicken Legs With Vegetable Medley

Slow Roasted Chicken Legs

Dana has been wanting to make some of her childhood recipes, so I told her to go for it.  So here is Dana with another great recipe. The other day I was wracking my brain over what to cook for dinner that would please our almost two year old.  I started to think back on … Read moreSlow Roasted Chicken Legs With Vegetable Medley

Crock-Pot Pot Roast

Crock-Pot Pot Roast

Dana and I have been really busy lately, so I thought it was time to use technology to our advantage.  Yep, a slow cooker. I guess it is not on the cutting edge of technology, but it does allow us to be hands off and still end up with a great meal.   This recipe … Read moreCrock-Pot Pot Roast

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potato

As a Midwesterner, I love meat and potatoes.  The combination is amazing!  However, sometimes it gets hard to spice up the combo.  I discovered that the Swedes have been spicing up their potatoes for years.  They fan out the potato and bake it making a mixture between a baked potato and a thick cut chip. … Read moreHasselback Potatoes

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Ever since passing an Ikea on my way to DC the other day I have been craving Swedish Meatballs.   Hard to believe but Ikea has great affordable food.  My favorite is the Swedish Meatballs.  Those tasty little meatballs in the delicious beef gravy.  After having the craving for a few days I decided to … Read moreSwedish Meatballs

Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes

Garlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes

I love potatoes. The fabulous tubers are always on my mind when it comes to side dishes. I was looking through my portfolio of recipes and realized that I have never roasted potatoes. That has to change. So I diced up some potatoes, chopped up some herbs, minced some garlic and made some of the … Read moreGarlic and Herb Roasted Potatoes

Thanksgiving (Pasty) Hand Pie

Thanksgiving Hand Pies

When I used to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Pasty (pronounced “Past – eee”) was king. It is a meat filled hand pie that was usually topped with gravy or ketchup. The pie was all meat and potatoes and lacked the gravy or liquid inside of a pot pie. I though this … Read moreThanksgiving (Pasty) Hand Pie

Homemade Hashbrowns

Hashbrowns

Last week I got a couple dozen potatoes my from CSA.  I love potatoes and farm fresh ones are absolutely the best.  Since I had so many fresh potatoes lying around, I wanted to make some nice hashbrowns for breakfast.  Hashbrowns are hard to make as fresh potatoes have so much starch in them that the potatoes seem to stick together.  I always used to end up with a sticky mess of potatoes.  However, I have figured out the secret and I have listed all of the steps below to make crispy and amazing hashbrowns.

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Grilled Cheesy Potatoes

Grilled Cheesy Potatoes

I love potatoes and I am always looking for a new way to cook them on the grill.  I have done foil packets before, but this time it is serious.  The potatoes are plump, juicy and completely coated with cheese.  Who could ask for a better side on this Memorial Day Weekend.

Grilled Cheesy Potatoes

By opening up the packet you can add the cheese and make these potatoes completely delicious.

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Cheesy Potatoes

Cheesy Potatoes

A staple in my home during the holiday’s is Cheesy Potatoes.  Made from hash brown potatoes and cheese they are a creamy and delicious side.  Not sure where the recipe originally came from, I got the recipe from my Mother.  For as long as I can remember we have had these on Easter Sunday as they accompany Ham like it is no ones business.

Cheesy Potatoes

The potatoes can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator.  Like I said, these are the perfect side.

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