While stuffed baked potatoes may not be authentic Mexican fare, these two winners from blogger Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home. They were sent to us by the Idaho Potato Commission are an easy way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Serve the baked potatoes along with some grilled steak or fish, and a green salad […]

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The photos could be ice cream or sorbet. But they’re mashed potatoes. There are few people who don’t like mashed potatoes. Here’s a way to bring them to the next level. Taste the rainbow with these artful mashes. Mashed potatoes are blended with bold flavors, with vegetable purées providing vibrant colors and tastes. Serve them […]

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[1] Murasaki sweet potatoes from Japan, a variety now grown in California (you can buy seeds from Burpee). [2] Murasaki oven fries with wasabi aïoli. Here’s the recipe from Bonjon Gourmet.   “As sweet as sugar.” That’s what we thought when we first tasted murasaki sweet potatoes. The next day we ran out to buy […]

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[1] Today’s recipe: Shepherd’s Pie X Baked Potatoes (photo courtesy Idaho Potato Commission). The American version of Shepherd’s Pie adds vegetables (photo courtesy Foster’s Market Cookbook). [3] Shepherd’s Pie with sweet potato mashed potatoes, at Centerville Pie Company. You can also use a polenta top crust. [4] Fancy Shepherd’s Pie, showing that even a humble […]

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Purple may not be a theme color for the holidays, but we can’t resist the Stokes purple sweet potatoes that are in markets now. Once a rarity outside of Asian markets, purple potatoes are now popping up in mainstream markets nationwide. There are different varieties, which vary in shape and levels of moisture, density, richness […]

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