mashed potatoes

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
how to meatloaf
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.  

Christmas Leftovers: Make Colcannon

Try Irish leftover mashed potatoes for lunch
Dec 27, 2011 12:31 pm
colcannon

Colcannon is a lad's best friend, along with whiskey, drinking songs and other fun Irish stereotypes. It combines traditional mashed potatoes with leftover vegetables and bacon to create a hearty, comforting and extremely filling dish.

Thanksgiving Sandwich Madness

Thanksgiving leftovers go in a sandwich. Period.
Nov 25, 2011 12:31 pm
thanksgiving sandwich

Shhh...quiet. I purposely stayed jetlagged last night and went to bed at 9PM Pacific so I could wake up at 7, sneak downstairs and make myself the first Thanksgiving sandwich using the best leftovers. Put down your pitchforks, this is nothing like the time I craftily absconded back to college with almost everything in the fridge.

May We Suggest A Menu: The Holidate

It's a holiday dinner. It's a date night dinner!
Nov 21, 2011 7:01 pm
Pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, schedules get cramped and sometimes you have to start multi-tasking in order to fit everything in. This is when the “holidate” comes in handy.

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