mashed potatoes

4 Ways To Take Swedish Meatballs For A Spin

Beyond potatoes and gravy lies the perfect formula
Feb 4, 2013 12:31 pm

I really wish I hadn't found out the café a few doors down from the office serves Swedish meatballs. I'm also very glad there's a place within a block that has them, because when it's cold like this, few dishes will warm you up and keep you comfortably full like köttbullar med potatis. Here are 4 variations to keep your meatball game nice and fresh. 

Potato-Parsnip Mash Recipe

A recipe for creamy mashed potatoes with parsnips
Nov 16, 2012 5:01 pm
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Photo: jules:stonesoup on Flickr

While there's nothing wrong with a great classic mashed potato recipe (like, say, ours), I love the way parsnips blend right in alongside, taking nothing away and adding its own sweet, slightly tangy, delicate flavor. Best of all, you can cook the parsnips and the garlic right along in the pot with the potatoes.

Turkey Coma 2012: Ready For Deep-Fried Mashed Potato Bites?

Cause we are. Yup, bring those bad boys over here.
Nov 16, 2012 1:31 pm

From So Good Blog, the folks who brought us the true-to-its-name feature "Deep-Fried Everything:" deep-fried mashed potato bites. You might want to make extra potatoes to set aside to ensure that this happens on Black Friday, which we will rename "Liquid Buttery Center" Friday. Sure beats trampling your fellow Americans in the race to the slutty doll display, right? 

When Sausage Met Potato: 5 Ways With Bangers and Mash

Ideas for sausages and potatoes when it gets cold
Nov 8, 2012 12:31 pm

There's one dish I can't force myself to eat in the hot weather, but the second it starts hammering giant wet snowflakes blown sideways by a "refreshingly" frigid damp wind, it's time to break out my variations on bangers and mash. I love our classic recipe with crispy pork sausages and caramelized onion gravy, but as can be expected, I get bored with it pretty quickly and move on. Here's how I do it.

Our 5 Favorite Potato Recipes For 'Practice Thanksgiving'

Perfect your potato recipes now, while there's time
Oct 24, 2012 4:31 pm

We've gathered our five most appropriate Thanksgiving potato recipes for you to practice on a great steak or other pre-bird entreé. They're simple and to the point, with just a smattering of potatoes' favorite accents.

Easy Meatloaf Recipe

A recipe for meatloaf to best all others
Apr 11, 2012 1:01 pm
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Photo: Mark Shaw

Treat this formula as a blank canvas. Everyone has their favorite meatloaf add-in — some can't do without chopped carrots, others require parsley or other such vegetation. We recommend mixing in a caramelized onion or two before baking, because nothing loves ground beef like sweet, sticky onions.

Easiest Mashed Potatoes Recipe. Period.

We stand behind this claim for the perfect mash
Apr 9, 2012 3:31 pm
mashed potatoes recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

Memorizing this basic formula for perfect mashed potatoes will make you want to practice your roast beef. And maybe perfect the crust on those delicious grilled lamb chops. And probably encourage you to roast a chicken, which actually takes slightly less effort than making mashed potatoes.

Bangers and Mash With Onion Gravy Recipe

The quintessential British sausage recipe
Apr 2, 2012 4:01 pm
bangers and mash recipe
Photo: gifrancis on Flickr

Whoever perfected bangers and mash must have had a profound appreciation for simple, hearty food, possibly had to survive long cold winters and had a knack for pairing food with beer. Oh wait. It was England.  

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