How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Get tips and a recipe to learn how to make the perfect mashed potatoes. Creamy and no lumps! Thanksgiving dinner will be changed forever!

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!

Learn how to make perfect mashed potatoes- from ItsYummi.com

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables {Low Carb, Vegan}

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables recipe - cauliflower, grape tomatoes and white cannellini beans are seasoned with tumeric, sweet paprika, and cumin. A great vegetarian dish for meatless Monday or as a side with chicken or lamb!

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?

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables Recipe- from ItsYummi.com

Slow Cooker BBQ Sticky Rice Recipe

Slow Cooker BBQ Sticky Rice Recipe - Made in a slow cooker & kicked up with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. SO delicious!

Sticky rice is typically found in Asian dishes, but this version has been kicked up southern style with a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. Taken a step further, it’s a snap to make in a slow cooker. Come on in to my virtual kitchen and CLICK HERE to get the yummi recipe for this Slow Cooker BBQ Sticky Rice.

Holiday Traditions with a Recipe for Fireworks Orzo Salad

Fireworks Orzo Salad - This side dish recipe has fresh veggies, vibrant colors, and an explosion of flavor, just like fireworks! #MyPicknSave #shop

This orzo salad recipe and post were created for Collective Bias® and its advertiser, Pick ‘n Save. I was compensated for this post, but all thoughts and opinions stated here are solely mine. Thank you, #CollectiveBias, for this great opportunity! I’ve blogged about my love for the 4th of July in a previous post, and… 

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