Cheesy Monterey Mashed Potatoes

Everyone has a favorite way to eat potatoes, and I believe that mashed potatoes are the winner. However, mashed potatoes can be a bit of a let down for people that don’t like gravy considering that is the typical topper for the dish. Cole is one of those people that strongly dislikes gravy, and heContinue reading “Cheesy Monterey Mashed Potatoes”

Hashbrown Casserole

Even though the focus of this blog is cooking without processed ingredients, there are occasional instances where a recipe simply needs cream of chicken soup to work. Hashbrown Casserole was one of my favorite foods as a child and it’s actually the first dish that I ever made all on my own. I will beContinue reading “Hashbrown Casserole”

Cheesy Potato Soup

Cheesy Potato Soup is one of my family’s favorite and most beloved recipes. Some of my earliest memories in the kitchen with my mom involve standing on my turtle-shaped step stool stirring soup while she prepped the rest of dinner. However, while this recipe is a family classic, it is also a dish that tookContinue reading “Cheesy Potato Soup”

Oven Baked Seasoned Steak Fries

Everyone knows that even though all bar food is good, the true star of every basket is the fries. Fries are a classic side served with every burger and sandwich, and perfect fries are always seasoned just right – because there definitely IS such a thing as too much salt, and nobody enjoys a potatoContinue reading “Oven Baked Seasoned Steak Fries”

Sunday Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

One of my favorite parts of the weekend is having time to cook large and scrumptious meals, but as we go into autumn and winter, time isn’t as much of a factor since I love to pull out the slow cooker during these seasons. While it’s great to have amazing food all week long, there’sContinue reading “Sunday Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner”

Cheater’s Twice Baked Potatoes

One of my husband’s favorite sides to have with a meal is a twice baked potato; unfortunately, while they are delicious and not overly challenging to make, twice baked potatoes take an abundance of time to make. Every time that I make twice baked potatoes, Cole comments and asks why we don’t have them more.Continue reading “Cheater’s Twice Baked Potatoes”

Spiced Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This week’s featured recipe was created completely by accident. My husband was having a guy’s night, and as part of the usual routine I was going to make snacks. My goal that evening was to make a homemade nacho cheese dip. Unfortunately as I went about creating my dip, I quickly realized the consistency wasContinue reading “Spiced Cheddar Cheese Sauce”

Roasted Jamaican Jerk Sweet Potatoes

The year 2020 may have had its ups and downs, but it has had one definite positive in our family – it has been the year of the sweet potato. I had tried sweet potatoes many times before, but this was the first year  that I made them for Cole. Luckily, he loved them! ThisContinue reading “Roasted Jamaican Jerk Sweet Potatoes”

Spinach Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

There are certain foods in this world that somehow seem more elegant or fancier than the rest. Foods at the top of my “fancy” list include steak and twice baked potatoes. In fact, this is the menu twice per year in my household, once for New Year’s Eve and once for our anniversary. There isContinue reading “Spinach Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes”

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Potato salad is such an interesting dish. When you think about potatoes normally the first images that would come to mind would be some sort of hot potato dish: mashed potatoes, loaded baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes, etc. All of these are items that need to be eaten warm, but then you have potato salad.Continue reading “Deviled Egg Potato Salad”