Every year, the question is: What can I make with my Thanksgiving leftovers? Today, I’ve got the answers for what to do with leftover mashed potatoes, and mashed sweet potatoes! I’ve got some quick, easy, and delicious recipes for you!
When it comes to Southern style side dishes, there isn’t an easier or tastier recipe around than this mustard potato salad recipe. Tender boiled potatoes are mixed with crunch celery, cooked eggs, and a creamy dressing in this classic southern recipe.
Because I’m a born and raised Wisconsin girl, you don’t see authentic, classic southern recipes from me very often. I think the closest I’ve come to that so far has been with my skillet bacon cornbread recipe. Even so, it wasn’t completely authentic because I added cheddar cheese to it. I mean, how could I not? I live in the Dairyland state.
Then things changed when the folks at Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, sent me information about their new series, Southern Uncovered with the Lee Brothers, I was super excited to tell you about it… and what kind of chef would I be if I didn’t cook you up something southern to go along the news, right?
Fortunately for me, my mom was born in Tampa, Florida, so there’s a little bit of southern blood mixed into this bod of mine. I took a trip with my mom down to Tampa to visit a relative of hers and we were welcomed with southern hospitality… and lots of food! Honey ham, corn muffins, collard greens, and delicious southern style mustard potato salad that tasted just like my recipe does.
Cucumbers, Vidalia onions, and a flavorful low carb garlic lemon vinaigrette make this cucumber salad recipe a quick, easy, and healthy side dish.
While I’m gone this week, I’ve got a few blogging friends helping me out by sharing some fabulous recipes with you. This butternut squash gratin recipe was created by my friend Debi, from the blog, Life Currents. Debi has some amazing recipes on her website, so I hope you’ll swing over and check some of…
In the great big world of side dish recipes, mashed potatoes are king. At least they are if you ask the good folks at the potato association. They say that the average American eats approximately 142 pounds of potatoes a year, and especially on Thanksgiving! Next to making the perfect turkey or herb roasted chicken, I think carb-loaded side dishes make or break the meal. Seriously. Have you ever lifted a spoon full of mashed potatoes at Aunt Betty’s Thanksgiving table and felt like you were lifting wet concrete? Or you slid the spoon into your mouth and suddenly felt like you were eating wallpaper paste? Happy Thanksgiving meal memories are not made this way, people! I’m protesting the nasty side dishes! I’m going to give you my tips on how to make perfect mashed potatoes. With this simple information at your disposal, nobody will be able to associate Thanksgiving horror stories around your food!
Food blogger’s dilemma: I cooked up an incredibly delicious pan of roasted vegetables, but then I couldn’t think of what to name the recipe. Indian spiced cauliflower? No, because there are cherry tomatoes and white beans in the recipe, too. Besides, just saying “Indian spiced” doesn’t tell you that there’s earthy tumeric, sweet paprika, and spicy cumin in the blend. But you know what? Calling this dish Indian spiced roasted vegetables is much easier and slips off of the tongue better than “roasted cauliflower, tomatoes, and beans with incredibly yummi blend of tumeric, paprika, and cumin”. You’re with me on this, right?