White Truffle Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ever since I first tasted shaved truffles it was love at first bite. I will never forget Romano Cacio E Pepe finished with thin whispers of Black Truffles. The earthy taste is unmistakable.

Romano Cacio E Pepe with Truffles

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Classic Mashed Potatoes with Rich Brown Gravy

Hubby is a real fan of meat and potatoes. It’s that whole mid-western upbringing. Most of the time when we are having a roast, I will roast the potatoes right along with the beef. Love roasted potatoes that have soaked in all the beefy drippings from a cross-rib roast, don’t you? Most of the time when making a roast, there’s an ocean of pan drippings perfect for whipping up some gravy. But what if you’re pan searing a steak? Sometimes I am in the mood for steak with mashed potatoes and rich brown gravy.

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Small Town Life and Buttery Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Good morning everyone! Hope you are enjoying an awesome day. It’s Saturday, and that means the start of another great adventure. Hubby, Kiddo and I live in a town of about 200,000 people. That’s fairly small by California standards.  Take San Francisco with a population pushing 900,000 or LA with nearly 4 million as comparisons. Yeah, we live in a small farming community surrounded by even small farming communities. The best thing about small town life is that there is always a fair or festival or open air market somewhere. Small town USA really love to strut their stuff.

small town oakdale parade

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Irish Champ Potatoes

It would be safe to say no other food in the world is more closely associated with Ireland than the potato. By the 18th century, potatoes became a food staple in Ireland and the major crop grown there. By the 1840s, there were a half-million peasant farmers growing potatoes on small acreage.

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