Category: Potatoes



Plus, how to make crispy hash browns. My oldest son and his family were in town from Minnesota. We stopped at a country diner for breakfast. Half of our party […]

How to Make a Skillet Breakfast



This is the recipe that Merri Ann used for Easter dinner mashed potatoes.  It’s a combination of several recipes that she found on line with her own simple seasoning.  Good […]

Merri Ann’s Crock Pot Potatoes





This is our all-time favorite chicken skillet dinner—chicken and new potatoes slathered in sour cream. We’ve been making it for years, ever since we lived in Alaska where we grew […]

Chicken and New Potatoes Skillet Dinner



Teeny Tiny Spices Taco Seasoning
How to Make Simple Meals with Spices It’s been two years now since we started carrying spice blends from The Teeny Tiny Spice Company of Vermont. I’ve used them every […]

How to Make Simple Meals with Spices


Dinner is a challenge. It’s not that we don’t know how to cook but after a long day at work and with a dozen things to do at home, it […]

Four Steps to Easy Dinners



I never thought of pizzas as a quick weeknight meal, but my daughter Debbie makes them in fifteen minutes (including the baking time). You can make pizzas in the same amount […]

How to Make Pizzas Quicker than Delivery


We like new red potatoes—boiled, fried, and in a potato salad. When we boil a pot of these potatoes, we always make extra to put in the refrigerator. If they […]

New Red Potatoes with Cilantro



We took our potato and ranch biscuits and added sharp cheddar cheese.  We left the ranch dressing in which added a bit of extra flavor to help the cheese.  These […]

Cheddar Potato Biscuits


The sweet potato in this recipe lends color, moisture, and just a bit of earthy taste to these biscuits.  You can cook the sweet potato or yam ahead in the […]

Sweet Potato Biscuits



We took our potato and ranch biscuits, substituted sour cream for the ranch dressing, and added fresh chives.  These biscuits were very good. Because the dough is wetter than for […]

Sour Cream and Chive Potato Biscuits


We intended to make drop biscuits but after a try or two, ended up with cut-out biscuits.  The dough is wet and you have to dust the counter well with […]

Potato and Ranch Biscuits



This recipe relies on the starch in the potatoes to thicken the cream to a sauce.  This makes a creamy casserole with a thin white sauce-type filling.  It is important […]

Au Gratin Potatoes (cream only)


French fries are easy to make at home and they taste better than most of those from the restaurants. We like to make them outside on the deck—away from the […]

How to Make French Fries



These are very good oven fries, the best that we have made. 2 1/2 pounds russet or other baking potatoes (not peeled) 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons granulated sugar […]

The Prepared Pantry Oven Fries


We like new red potatoes—boiled, fried, and in a potato salad. When we boil a pot of these potatoes, we always make extra to put in the refrigerator. If they […]

New Red Potatoes with Cilantro




This is our all-time favorite chicken skillet dinner—chicken and new potatoes slathered in sour cream. We’ve been making it for years, ever since we lived in Alaska where we grew […]

Chicken and New Potatoes Skillet Dinner