Creamy Caramelized Parsnip Soup Recipe with Baby Parsnip French Fries

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I know that life is super busy and that it's often hard to slow down, which is one of the many reasons I so appreciate you being here.  And now, if you can squeeze in just an extra moment for me -- well, for this soup -- take a good look at the image above.  Do you see the beautiful, light golden color?  The … [Read more...]

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potato Recipe

Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed Potatoes |

Do you ever have a bite of a delicious food, and without intentionally doing so, you close your eyes and moan a bit?  (Bet you've never been asked that before!)This has happened to me with a few times recently -- with the Whole Thai Snapper and Warm Castelvetrano Olives, and yes, these Rustic Garlic Confit Mashed … [Read more...]

Bacon Basil Hasselback Dutch Yellow Potatoes

Bacon Basil Hasselback Dutch Yellow Potatoes |

Can you just imagine the smoky, incredible flavor of bacon seeping into every nook and cranny of these potatoes as they roast.  I'm telling you, the whole potato takes on the flavor and is therefor one of the tastiest bites of potato you'll ever have.  Add to that, fresh basil-garlic deliciousness and it puts it over … [Read more...]

Chicken-Grape Salad with Sautéed Potatoes, Sweet Spiced Pecans and Lemon-Mustard Dressing


Did you know you can invite people (presumably friends or family) over for a meal and serve only salad? It's true: you could consider salad to be a "one-pot meal" of sorts!Okay, let's be realistic:  I wouldn't serve just salad without a nice, rustic loaf of bread, drinks and of course, a fantastic dessert!This … [Read more...]

Pommes Anna Recipe


How pretty is this?  I know!  And it's delicious!Now picture, if you will, that Pumpkin Braised Short Ribs are resting right on top.  Can you imagine how good the sauce from the ribs would be, seeping into the tiny crevices of these thinly sliced potatoes?Pommes Anna, or Anna Potatoes, is a classic French dish … [Read more...]

Salt Potatoes Recipe With Fresh Dill and Mascarpone


I've been told I can be a tiny bit controlling in my kitchen.  It's probably true.  After all, my kitchen is my retreat. I have a bit of affection for each of my appliances and every single pot and cooking tool.Last week I had to try very hard not to steer my adorable seven-year-old son in another direction when he … [Read more...]