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Hello Everyone! I have had this blog for years now, and as my personal life has changed, so have my tastes and eating habits...for the better!! I am now a fully plant-based eater, so my newer recipes will reflect this lifestyle and way of eating.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mashed Potatoes

During the holidays, especially in the South, we like to have a side of mashed potatoes to go with our meal, no matter if it's chicken, turkey, ham, or fish.  Mashed potatoes have to be the easiest side dish there is besides boiling down green beans with a little bacon on top!  



Ingredients:
4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 Tbsp. Kosher salt
1 sprig of rosemary
2 bay leaves
ground black pepper
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 stick butter, chilled and cubed

Directions:
In a big pot, fill up halfway with water.  Place potatoes in and then add more water, covering over 1 inch.  Boil for 25 minutes.  Drain potatoes and let rest for 20-30 minutes.  This step is important.

Meanwhile, heat milk, cream, rosemary, bay leaves, and pepper in a saucepan until mixture is very hot but not boiling (about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat and let mixture infuse for 20 minutes; strain. This will add herbal flavor without coloring the liquid.

Mix the potatoes and butter together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the hot cream mixture. Season generously to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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