Breakfast Egg Stuffed Potato Skins

Lazy weekend breakfast of baked potato skins stuffed with cheese, avocado and an egg.

Potato skins stuffed with cheese, avocado slices, and an egg for an easy breakfast. Let's face it, runny poached eggs make everything irresistible. Bright yellow yolk drizzling just the right amount of liquid gold over everything it touches. And as a mostly vegetarian, I eat a lot of eggs, so I care about their provenance. Cage-free is better, I suppose, than caged. But honestly, just barely. Pastured, if you can get them, is the way to go. We're lucky enough to have an egg ranch in our ...

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Zucchini Fritters with Quinoa, Potatoes and Feta Cheese

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters with Feta

My first experience cooking in a commercial kitchen was in high school, and fritters were on the menu. Well technically, they were the menu. It was a Bible Study group. We met every Thursday morning before school - and anyone who knows me in real life knows I have to be passionate about something to get up that early. Or be paid a huge pile of money. Of course, it was the former, just so you know. At the time, I was searching for something to make me feel like I belonged to something ...

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Celery Root Gratin with Horseradish Cream #SundaySupper

Celery Root Potato Gratin with Horseradish Cream and Barley

Celery root gratin layered with potatoes, sandwiched with a layer of barley pilaf, all cooked in a garlic, horseradish cream. For a great gratin, the sauce is everything. Too bland, and it defines the dish as forgettable. Full of life, and you get a dish you'll make over and over because everyone will be asking for it. This isn't your mom's gratin - it stars celery root, potatoes, and horseradish - perfect for our *roots* theme this week with Sunday Supper. And there's a layer of barley, ...

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Hash Browns Poutine Cups with Egg Scramble | #SundaySupper #FWCON

Hash Browns Cups filled with Egg Scramble

Do you poutine? Do you know what poutine is? Confession – I didn’t, so don’t feel uninformed if you don’t. I love the word – it makes me feel oh-so-fluent in French. ‘Voulez vouz poutine?’ So when Idaho® potatoes (technically the fabulous Idaho Potato Commission) shouted out to us that they’d love to sponsor an event for our first National Sunday Supper Month, and promptly framed a contest around poutine, I said ‘OUI!’ and signed up for selection – having absolutely no clue what poutine ...

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Fail-Proof Cheesy Mashed Potatoes | #FoodNetwork

fail-proof cheesy mashed potatoes

I've made mashed potatoes dozens of times, and somehow always find a little lump or two. Or 50. Or 500. Before I knew better, I figured I just needed to whip them up harder and longer. I even threw them in the food processor once, and ended up with a gluey substance perfect for wallpapering the kitchen. How is it that I could grow my own sour dough starter, bake bread, roll up a pumpkin roll well enough to impress Martha, break down a duck for God's sake, but be defeated by the humble russet? It ...

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Spiralized Shoestring Garlic Truffle Fries with Aioli: #SundaySupper

Spiralized Shoestring Garlic Truffle Fries with @Famous Idaho Potatoes potatoes, truffle oil, truffle salt, and a dip

Spiralized truffle fries (using both truffle oil and truffle salt) baked with garlic! When the kids and grandkids come to visit, potatoes are common ground for us. We may not agree on kale (I still threaten the g-kids with kale smoothies), beef, broccoli or (surprisingly) cheese, but we all love potatoes. And when you have 4 adults and 5 kids sitting together at the dinner table, that’s HUGE. I roast them, bake them, whip them, and hasselback them. It’s all good, but even better with ...

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Mac ‘n Cheese Impossible Pie

Mac 'n Cheese Impossible Pie

Secret Recipe Club: "Impossible" Pie with macaroni and cheese that makes its own crust while it bakes. I was so excited when I got my Secret Recipe Club assignment this month. It's always fun to find new blogs to visit - but when it's a blog you already love, it's a gift. And that's what happened this month. First, for the uninitiated, The Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 130 food bloggers, separated into four smaller blogging groups, each of which post at different times of ...

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Mini-Potato Gratins with Baby Mustard Greens: #JadeAsianGreens

Mini-potato gratins layered with cheese and mustard greens, topped with bread crumbs.

I feel kind of sorry for mustard greens. They never became the “It Girl” that kale did, no cartoon character has made them famous like Popeye, and they don’t sound deliciously Italian like broccoli rapini. In truth a lot of mustard is grown specifically for its seeds. But these greens shouldn’t be ignored. Another super-healthy green like the baby bok choy I recently wrote about, mustard greens are packed full of cancer-fighting glucosinolates, and are a great source for Vitamins A, C, and ...

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Egg Bake with Hash Browns, Butternut Squash, and Cheese

Egg bake with butternut squash and hash browns.

Egg bake recipe loaded with hash browns, butternut squash, and cheese, most of which can be made ahead of time.                                                                                                             Entertaining 101 Tip: It's good to have a dish like this in your hip pocket for weekend guests. Last month, friends stayed with us on Lake Tahoe for the weekend. They were in town for a wedding with Mia, their adorable one-year-old daughter, and the weather forecast ...

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Twice Baked Potatoes (Mummy-Style)

twice baked potatoes for Halloween

#Sunday Supper post! Twice baked potatoes topped with cheese, and decorated as mummies for some Halloween fun.   When I was young, my mom used to make twice-baked potatoes as a treat for my dad and me. She’d whip some cream, butter, salt and pepper into the potatoes, fold them gently back into the skins, and top them with cheddar cheese before sliding them back into the oven for a quick melt. Problem was, when they were on the menu, I didn’t want to eat anything else she’d prepared. ...

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Well-Seasoned Potato Salad with Mint

Vegan Spicy potato salad with mint

Vegan, spicy potato salad tempered by mint and lime juice. It’s officially BBQ season with the arrival of Memorial Day weekend here in the States. We can BBQ year-round here in California, but it doesn’t become a party until this last weekend of May. It’s one of the few times of year I still make potato salad. Not because I don’t love it, but because my body loves it a little too much. So although I’ve dog-eared Rinku’s new cookbook Spices & Seasons: Simple Sustainable Indian ...

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

LR Lentil and Potato Salad slider

Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes...perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our deck enough to hobble through another year. It’s squishy in a way that no deck should be. The hard truth is that it needs to be completely replaced. But since it’s only about 4 inches above the ground with no real safety ...

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