We've shown you how to make a mean turkey, creamy mashed potatoes and now you need the rich gravy to compliment both. Making gravy is incredibly simple and fast. There are many ways to make a creamy gravy, but for this post I'll focus on making gravy from turkey drippings. Just what would be expected at a Thanksgiving dinner! In my family we grew up on Sunday pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade rolls. The gravy was always my favorite part. Well maybe the rolls were but the . . .
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving with out mashed potatoes. The turkey is of course the star, but mashed potatoes play a quiet and important role of best supporting actor. I mean really, with out the mashed potatoes what would you make gravy volcanos with? What would those fully rolls or turkey be dipped in? With out those creamy potatoes, a Thanksgiving feast just wouldn't be the same. So today I'm going to show you have to make some bomb mashed potatoes. They are so easy! Really, it is hard to . . .
Fall is officially here, so I've been breaking out my soup recipes for some cozy evening suppers. Albondigas Soup has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Whenever I see it on a menu at the Mexican restaurant I'm sure to order a cup. It is so comforting and hearty with a kick of flavor! Albondigas is the spanish word for meatball - so this soup is simply - Mexican Meatball Soup. The meatballs are paired with fresh vegetables in a simple broth. You start by making a flavorful . . .
When I think of a shrimp boil I envision long picnic tables lined with newspapers and huge pots of boiling water surrounded my lots of family and friends. A seafood boil is a tradition that started in Louisiana and has spread throughout the south. Shrimp Boils for a Week Night Dinner I'm a shrimp lover, so I was instantly drawn to this tradition, but I wanted to do it on a smaller scale for my family. So I came up with the idea to load up some foil packs and grill them. The result . . .
This is one of my favorite side dishes. I feel like it pairs perfectly with chicken, fish, beef, pork...just about anything. I love how roasting makes the sweetness of these veggies really stand out. I'm getting' hungry just typing about them. It's also incredibly easy. Here's what you're going to need: 1. Red Potatoes 2. Parsnips 3. Sweet Potatoes 4. Carrots 5. Olive Oil 6. Salt 7. Pepper 8. Garlic Salt Toss it all together. Place it in a baking . . .
This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Smithfield, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Last month I went to a girls' night where we were all supposed to bring something with apples in it. With the cooler months approaching, I wanted to pair my apples with some savory, fall flavors. Sweet potatoes! HELLO. I threw in some coriander and the smell of sweet potatoes and apples roasting in . . .
Need a recipe for you football party, something to spice up your fall evening, or just something that will blow your tastebuds out of the water?! We have the perfect recipe. Smoky Chipolte Steak fries baked in the oven with a little kick. Dip them in a tangy avocado and ranch sauce and it makes the dish complete. Best yet.. it's healthy! Potatoes are seriously one of our favorites foods here on OSD. You may or may not know this but Des and I are Idaho girls. Life took us to California, and . . .
Burgers and Fries, Fries and burgers. They go together perfectly! However, I don't know about you but perfect diner fries aren't easily done at home...besides they will make your house smell staanky. (and common, do I have to tell you they aren't the healthiest? ) so beside these Cheesy Potato Fries, I like to make a Grilled Potato Salad as a side to my grilled meat. Toss together herbs, grilled onions, bacon with smokey hot potatoes and its a huge crowd pleaser. 1. Heat grill on high . . .
ok, YES! Happy Cinco de Mayo!! but we blasted you with all our current Cinco recipes last week, that today, instead of more mexican inspired dishes, we give you TOTAL American. Hows that, eh? eh? REALLY what happened is that our post with a fellow blogger fell through- stinking technology. But, sometime soon you'll see it. (if you need a list of cinco de mayo recipe ideas, scroll to the bottom and click on the link) ok, go ahead and take a break from your diet and sit down and eat . . .
Yes, I'm an Idaho girl. From 10 on I was raised in potato country. I've lived here in Cali for the last almost 5 years and totally loved it! We will be heading back to Idaho soon and as excited as I am, it really breaks my heart to leave what has become a second home for us. Palm trees will be in my dreams. Mountains and snow.. here we come! In reality, I really do love Idaho. Fresh crisp air and broad sky's. The people are active and happy, really a great place to raise a family, and that's . . .
I had a baby 2 months ago (she's way too cute and smiley and full of pink and bows and scalloped edges. I love it.) so life has obviously been a little crazy. I took a little break from recipe creating in the kitchen, and while I was still cooking, I hadn't had a delicious, hearty breakfast in a while. I've recently become obsessed with kale, and I've always been obsessed with bacon (who isn't? OK, Carly isn't, and all of our other vegetarian friends, but you can easily omit the bacon and use . . .
Now that February has come to a close, and spring is upon us we will slowly stop cooking our comfort dishes and turn to bikini ready foods right? Salads filled with freshly picked fruits and veggies. More time outdoors less time cuddled up with a blanket. It's not quite spring yet, and we have a few cold days left- so I have another comfort food left to post. >>See, just around thanksgiving I truely came to know the real meaning and feeling of comfort . . .