Slow Cooker Cheesy Sour Cream & Onion Mashed Potatoes

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Three more days until Thanksgiving! (Or as my kids say, 3 more sleeps!)  Mashed potatoes are a classic Thanksgiving side dish, yet there are more variations than you could probably sit down and count in one week.  I am working on a church Christmas dinner and came up with a recipe for mashed potatoes that […]

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Aloo Tikki Egg Bennys from the Aarti Paarti Cookbook

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November and December are my two favorite months of the year.  I love the holidays.  I love the chance to refocus on what is most important in my life and to celebrate those things with others.  I also love the colors, smells, flavors, sounds, and traditions that go with these months.  I recently received a review […]

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Japanese Potato Salad

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It’s picnic season!  Are you as excited as I am?  I love eating outdoors, whether it’s taking a picnic to the park, or sitting out in our backyard while Mr. Fuji grills up something amazing.  Plus, we’ve got the Fourth of July coming up soon, which is a prime opportunity to serve a feast outside. […]

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Coconut Lime Potatoes Anna

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*This post is brought to you by the Idaho Potato Commission. Did you know that it’s Potato Lover’s Month?  (It’s also Great American Pie Month.  I’m not sure how February could get any better.  But I digress.)  Last month I was approached by the Idaho Potato Commission about participating in a potato challenge to help […]

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Goat Cheese & Tomato Bacon Chutney Stuffed Potatoes

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Did you know that February is National Potato Lovers’ Month?  Maybe that explains my cravings for all things potato.  Whatever the cause, I’m  not complaining!  

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Luisa’s German Potato Salad

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I love a good potato salad, but I’m also quite picky about how I like it prepared.  I have three favorites—my mother-in-law’s potato salad, Japanese-style potato salad, and kartoffelsalat (German potato salad).  I love the sharp vinegary marinade of German potato salad, and the creamy tart flavor always reminds me of visits to Siegfried’s deli […]

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Roasted Potato Wedges with Gomashio (Japanese Sesame Salt)

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A match made in comfort food heaven: roasted potato wedges sprinkled with fragrant nutty gomashio—Japanese sesame salt, one of my all-time favorite condiments.  

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice Makes 6 to 8 servings 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs with skin on, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large yellow onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 4 teaspoons curry powder (I use S&B) 2 teaspoons kosher salt […]

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Potato Goat Cheese Pockets

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Potato Goat Cheese Pockets Makes 14 pockets Recipe Notes: The jalapeno in this recipe is for added flavor, texture, and color, but not for heat, which is why the recipe calls for removing the membranes and seeds.  The heat would overwhelm the subtle flavors in the pockets. 2 tablespoons vegetable […]

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Chef Hiro Sone’s Niku-Jaga

Memory is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to food.  I recently got a cookbook called Cooking from the Heart, a book put together by the organization Share Our Strength.  The book features recipes from one hundred of the country's well-known chefs.  The book is wonderful. Usually I love cookbooks with lots of pictures–I […]

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