Shepherd’s Pie with Onion Gravy

Shepherd's Pie with Onion Gravy

Shepherd’s pie is one of the best comfort foods I know of with it’s beefy (or lamb) filling topped with mounds of creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes that wrap around you like a warm hug. To double the comfort this is topped off with an easy skillet onion gravy. (Not shown – sorry – hungry people… 

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Roasted Garlic, Olive Oil & Pecorino Italian Mashed Potatoes

Italian Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes get an Italian makeover! Red potatoes mashed with olive oil, roasted garlic, Pecorino Romano and fresh rosemary. They’ll easily steal the show away from any entree. Don’t be scared off by the two bulbs of garlic in the recipe! The bulbs are roasted so they’re not as pungent as fresh, they mellow out… 

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Hot Sausage & Sweet Potato Lasagna

Hot Sausage & Sweet Potato Lasagna #recipe

An updated twist on the classic with spicy sausage and sweet potatoes tucked in between lasagna noodles with layers of stringy mozzarella and ricotta cheese. I’m on a mission to make classic lasagna obsolete. Just joshin’. It has it’s time and place, mostly on special occasions and holidays. This one is for everyday when my… 

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Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Bacon Syrup #recipe

I have a new favorite show! It’s called A Chef’s Life and stars Vivian Howard, a chef who returns to her roots in the south after working in some of the best restaurants in NYC, to open a farm to table restaurant. Every episode revolves around her visiting a local farm and then incorporating their… 

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Andean Potato & Cheese Soup

Andean Potato & Cheese Soup #recipe

This Americanized version of the classic Ecuadorian soup is known as Locra de papa. It’s a vegetarian soup made with Russet and sweet potatoes, corn, peas and queso fresco in a creamy broth topped with guacamole. The ingredients sound a little plain but the end result is not. For being one of the quickest, easiest… 

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Loaded Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potato Bake

Loaded Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potato Bake #sidedish

These are the potatoes you will love to hate! With a mess of bacon, white cheddar cheese, garlic, sour cream and chives, they’re the definition of decadent. They’re all kinds of wonderful. When it comes to potatoes I find myself returning to the same familiar flavors again and again. All the favorites. They work magic… 

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Pepper Jack and Cream Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Pepper Jack and Cream Cheese Stuffed Potatoes #dinnerrecipes

I know this much to be true. Baked potatoes spread happiness everywhere they go. There’s something about the starchy tubers that can turn a bad day around. Most likely it’s the fatty butter, sour cream and salt we smother them in. Or maybe it’s the spicy pepper jack cheese, cream cheese and bacon we stuff… 

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