Before writing this next post, I went in search of the history of Betty Crocker’s Boxed Potatoes on the internet. Aside from a TV spot on YouTube featuring an ad that first appeared in 1974, I really couldn’t find much. What I did find were a lot of rave reviews for the Boxed Potatoes and various tips (like this one I’m about to share) on how to kick them up a notch. That makes me feel oh so much better, to know I’m not alone in using boxed potatoes as a base for a quick and easy side to some of my favorite home-cooked meals. Now I don’t feel so “guilty” of a little cheating.