Patricia Rose’s Bacon & Potato Salad ~ A Real Crowd Pleaser

I tripled Patricia’s recipe to fill this big-ass container for my mom’s birthday party. Friend, Chef Patricia Rose, blogger at Fresh Food In A Flash served this dish at her OWN birthday and it was exactly what I needed for the Mom Gig. I’m thinking it was the TANG that caught my attention. Slurp.

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Idaho® Potato Mini Lasagnas with Pesto and Kale ~ And A Blogger Success Story

Why do my favorite appetizers have tasty CHEESE in them, let alone slices of potatoes?  It was at the recent "Potatopalooza" hosted by the Idaho Potato Commission and presented by Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen that I managed to consume a half dozen of these savory small bites, Idaho Potato Mini Lasagnas with Pesto and […]

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Southwest Chopped Idaho® Potato Salad for Two

As far as I’m concerned, a big bowl of potatoes in any form is a good thing.  Mashed, riced, french fried, au gratin, baked and classic salad call my name.  So when the Idaho (R) Potato Commission asked if I would come up with a chopped salad featuring spuds… heck, yeah.  My result… a Southwest Chopped […]

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Garlic Potato & Pumpkin Soup

Food Bloggers of LA (FBLA) potluck! This meetup’s theme — “soups and stews.” Which presented a challenge: how to travel with slushy, sloppy, hot stuff on LA’s wild and crazy freeways. No problemo… here you not only get a tasty recipe – Garlic Potato & Pumpkin Soup – but the roadmap for transporting it piping […]

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Creamy Buttermilk-Herb Potato Salad

Calorie-laden picnic food in WINTER? Come on, hasn’t everyone’s Muffin Top made a grand appearance since the holiday season? I, for one, am already back on the LoseIt app to track my calorie intake. But I made this dish because it’s light, and oooh, really tasty still warm from prep– Cooking Light magazine’s recipe for […]

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Irish Potato Soup ~ I Devoured This at Camp Blogaway

Camp Blogaway is my baby. It’s where close to a hundred passionate food bloggers join me in our gorgeous So Cal mountains to study food, talk about food, debate food, write about food, photograph food and EAT FOOD… like this yummy-rich Irish Potato Soup.  I’ve been holding this recipe back until chilly weather arrived, WHO […]

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While Harvesting Idaho Potatoes, A Killer CORN Recipe Also Showed Up

Waffle fries made from uber-fresh Idaho potatoes, above, were just one of a dozen ways we experienced the harvest. We food bloggers gladly devoured our way through the 2012 Idaho Potato Harvest via (1) salty chips, (2) baked, (3) O-Brien, (4) waffled, (5) three types of salads at the home of Hoffs Farms (four generations […]

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Sister Sue is Vindicated + More Lessons From the 2012 Idaho Potato Harvest

To my big sister Sue, I take it all back. Apologies. Mea culpa. This is a post about my attitude adjustment and your instant potato flakes.

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Attending the Idaho Potato Harvest to Learn About a Simple, Fascinating, Delicious Food

It was the Idaho Potato Commission’s 2012 harvest tour – eleven food bloggers, including me, were shipped off to Idaho to get the scoop on spuds for our readers. Think potatoes are a simple veggie?  It took close to four days to deep-dive into the topic enough to really, truly grasp “why” Idaho, “why” fresh […]

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Western Shepherd’s Pie ~ Idaho Potatoes + Bloggers = True Love for Valentine’s Day

This Western Shepherd’s Pie is the result of a “love affair” between Idaho® Potatoes and food bloggers first sparked at Camp Blogaway! That’s where the coolest potato guy, Don, had a chance to get to know our community of food bloggers from across the country. Ideas started to hatch, and love blossomed…

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Potato Crusted Onion and Cilantro Quiche with a Cuban Touch–Bijol!

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It is 3:30 PM, Sunday afternoon. Neither lunchtime nor dinnertime. I’d spent the morning packing meals at Project Angel Food. Came home and took a 3 mile walk. Football on the TV. The house has a chill – all good reasons to turn on the oven.  A Potato Crusted Onion and Cilantro Quiche idea “showed […]

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Pierre & Paulette, A Parisian Love Story

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The story of Pierre and Paulette may need a little explaining, unless you are a Facebook friend of mine or Denise Vivaldo’s. We recently traveled to Paris, many thanks to Denise (links below tell you more). Denise sometimes travels with little plush toys from the Idaho Potato Commission called Spuddy Buddy. She photographs “Tater and […]

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Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes & Her Thing About Butter

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Gloria's Scalloped Potatoes by Worth The Whisk

Let’s see if I paid attention to how my mom, Gloria, made her scalloped potatoes. She was always peeling potatoes; there were seven of us. And she had no recipe box if I remember, just a mental arsenal of foods we would consume without debate. There were no extra items for any fussy eater. Either […]

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