Cheesy Loaded Potato Bites

Cheesy Loaded Potato Bites Appetizer

Cheesy Loaded Potato Bites are a delicious but simple appetizer that’s perfect for all your holiday parties. These were created for my client Betty Crocker, but all opinions are my own. Over the weekend, the kids and I headed south to New Jersey for our annual rendezvous with some dear blogging friends (more on that…

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Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes

Lunch Box with Mashed Potato Bowl and GoGurt Protein

This easy recipe for Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes was created as a pairing for Yoplait Go-GURT Protein. All opinions are my own. August and September are always hot times for lunch box ideas. They appear all over the place — on blogs, websites and in magazines. Readers…

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Cheesy Bacon Grilled Potato Wedges with Velveeta

Cheesy Bacon Grilled Potato Wedges

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client Velveeta. I was challenged to create a recipe outside the proverbial box, and came up with this easy grilled potato wedges recipe that will delight…

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Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes

Warm Salad with Grilled New Potatoes-2

When the weather warms up, I start thinking about lighter foods. The soups and roasts that hit the spot on frigid New England winter days are forgotten in favor of lighter summer fare like fruit, everything grilled and salads. Dinner becomes an art of combining no-cook dishes (can’t heat up the kitchen!) combined with whatever…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Decadent Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Apples

apple bacon cheddar mashed potatoes

Thanksgiving is a mere days away now, and if you are like me, you probably know what you are making. But I am going to urge you to rethink your mashed potatoes — seriously. For me, they tend to be almost an afterthought — the thing I make because I have to. But mashed potatoes?…

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Crispy Salt and Pepper Oven Fries with Curry Dipping Sauce

oven fries with curry dipping sauce

My friends can tell when stress is getting to me without asking. Apparently, I recede a little. Chat less. Update my Facebook and Twitter less. A general quieting of my online presence. And they’ve told me on more than one occasion over the last few weeks that they’ve been seeing these things recently. I was…

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Gnocchi

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Pillow-y gnocchi. Sweet roasted butternut squash. A buttery creamy sage sauce. We’ve been eating variations of this dish for weeks now, but tonight … tonight it was beyond perfect. It was blissful. The thing that made all the difference? Adding a ladle-full of gnocchi water to the sauce, something that I discovered after reading Aviva…

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