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Mashed Potato Face Off

Does anyone not like mashed potatoes? Anyone? I find it hard to believe that someone cannot like mashed potatoes. Made with basically 4 ingredients (potatoes, butter, salt and milk), what is not to like about them? Also, how many different types of mashed potatoes can you think of off the top of your head? I can name at least 10 without even trying… so many things you can do to make a simple side dish stand out among all the other Thanksgiving favorites. Read more

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and can you believe we have never had a Mashed Potato Face Off? In preparation for your Thanksgiving dinner we thought it would be nice to bring to you 2 unique mashed potato recipes that don’t require gravy in order to taste good. Read more

Mashed Potatoes with Horseradish and Parsnips

Everyone has their favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. Turkey usually takes top billing, probably followed by stuffing and perhaps pie, but I am always partial to the potatoes (followed by pie). The lovely, lovely potatoes. Maybe its my undying love for things smothered in butter and then smothered in gravy, but during our Thanksgiving dinners, the potatoes are it for me. Mashed, sweet, gratin, I don’t care. I always have a strategic plan to place them near my plate in order to get first dibs, which also allows me to have them close at hand when it comes time for seconds. And probably thirds. Most likely thirds.

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Stuffed Peppers Face Off

Stuffed Peppers are found in all types of cuisine – Chilie Relleno’s are Mexico’s version, Stuffed Piquillo’s are Spain’s version, Dolma’s are the Mediterranean version, the list goes on. In America we stuff bell peppers with a variety of goodies from meat to cheese to vegetables; your options are endless for this easy to put together entrée. Read more

Lamb & Feta Stuffed Peppers

When suggesting this for our face off this week, I figured making these would be a task for a Sunday. Since I feel that Sundays should be reserved for making slow cook meals and football, I thought these would be perfect.

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Soyrizo Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a simple way to make a side dish a main entrée. People usually assume that all I can eat are side dishes because the main entrée is meat. If you are Vegan you know this is far from true, but I digress. Rice, quinoa and other grains tend to be seen as side dishes, the starchy component to accompany a meal. Vegans and Vegetarians use this starch as their main dish, stuff it into a pepper and you’ll fool any meat eater that it’s an entrée. Read more