Baked Buffalo Fries w/ Ranch & Blue Cheese Dipping Sauces

Baked Buffalo Fries

Russet potatoes cut into french fry sticks and tossed in homemade buffalo wing sauce then baked to a crispity-crunchity golden brown tinted with a spicy red hue. These aren’t in-your-face, burn-your-tongue-off hot. The heat is more bearable than a traditional hot wing and won’t have you reaching for a glass of milk after every bite…. 

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Hasselback Potato Gratin

Hasselback Potato  Gratin

This is a super decadent potato gratin made with Emmentaler, parmesan, garlic, thyme and half & half. Russet potatoes are thinly sliced and stood up in rows instead of being layered on top of each other. Not only does it make for an impressive presentation but the edges get nice and crispy while the insides… 

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Leftover Mashed Potato Puffs

Mashed Potato Puffs

Let’s give thanks to eggs, sour cream, cheddar, Parmesan and chives for giving leftover mashed potatoes a new lease on life! No more pushing them to the back of your refrigerator hoping they’ll disappear. This will make you wish for leftovers. The potato puffs are baked in a cupcake pan until golden and crusty on… 

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Homestyle Sausage Stuffing

Homestyle Sausage Stuffing

My Mom’s traditional Thanksgiving stuffing, the one my entire family dreams about all year and descends upon like a pack of starving wolves the moment the bowl hits the table. I’m surprised an eye hasn’t been poked out or a finger stabbed by a marauding fork or that a fist fight hasn’t broken out yet…. 

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Spinach and White Bean Gratin with Bacon

Spinach and White Bean Gratin

This is an easy, weeknight gratin with cannellini beans, spinach, Parmesan and bacon. It’s not as rich as other gratins because it doesn’t have a cream sauce but instead relies on Parmesan cheese and a small amount of mashed-up beans to help thicken it. It starts on the stove by sautéing onion, roasted red peppers… 

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Roasted Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Roasted Broccoli with Cheese Sauce

Broccoli florets roasted with olive oil and topped with an easy-to-make cheddar cheese sauce. Simply delicious. Roasting does unbelievably tasty things to broccoli. It can turn someone who’s on the fence about it into a broccoli devotee. Smothering it in a hot, cheesy sauce with sharp cheddar and a touch of Parmesan doesn’t hurt either…. 

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Southwestern Roasted Butternut Squash

Southwestern Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash cubes coated in southwestern-inspired spices like chile powder, cumin, paprika and red pepper flakes. The spicy kick is delicious with the natural sweetness of the squash and roasting them turns them into little flavor explosions. Utterly addicting flavor explosions. If this recipe looks familiar it’s because I copied it from my southwestern… 

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Southwestern Roasted Potatoes

Southwestern Roasted Potatoes

There’s nothing like a little Southwestern twist to spice up roasted potatoes! These are lightly dusted with chile powder, paprika, cumin and a touch of red pepper flakes before heading into the oven where they bake up crispy with a deep rusty-golden color. I use a large, rimmed Wilton cookie sheet (not the thick, aluminum… 

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