Tag Archive | "potatoes"

NORTH Festival: Pytt i Panna {Swedish Hash}

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Pytt i Panna {little bits in a pan}, is basically a Swedish hash comprised of piping hot bits of fried meat, potatoes and onion. Though variations abound, the dish is a lesson on how sometimes the simplest lists of ingredients can produce a comforting, flavorful meal.

Turkey Chili Cheese Fries

Thursday, May 12, 2011


These turkey chili cheese fries are a great way to feed your family veggies and lean protein because the turkey chili is loaded with peppers, tomatoes, ground turkey, beans and more. Plus, by baking the hand-cut French fries, this rendition of chili cheese fries offers a healthier alternative to the standard ballpark dish.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Pierogi (also commonly spelled perogi) are Eastern European dumplings that are filled and then either boiled, baked or fried. As with other dumplings found around the world pierogi vary with each chef and can be stuffed with sweet or savory fillings. This Polish version of pierogi comes from my husband's Grandmother who was of Polish descent. They are filled with a typical Polish filling of boiled potatoes, cottage cheese and onion.

Baked Tater Tots

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Tater tots are a U.S. invention, known for their crispy exterior and small, cylindrical shape. They are traditionally deep-fried but I wanted to make a healthier version so I opted to bake them. A cross between french fries and hash browns, they are a perfect way to mix up how you serve your family potatoes.

Baked Turkey Chili Cheese Fries

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


This can be a hearty meal in it of itself or served as a side dish. It's a great way to feed your family veggies because the turkey chili is loaded with them. Plus, the potatoes are baked so this rendition of chili cheese fries offers a healthier alternative to the standard dish.


Thursday, April 22, 2010


Make an assortment of mini hamburgers for a party or a fun family meal. Lay out a smorgasbord of toppings and let everyone build their own slider. Serve the mini burgers with fruit salad, potato salad, french fries or sweet potato fries.

Tortilla de Patatas

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


The tortilla espaƱola is similar to a frittata and nothing like the tortillas used in Mexican food. Tortillas de patatas, filled with thinly sliced potatoes, are one of the most popular kinds of tortilla that you will find but you can also add the veggies and meats of your choice.

Potato Salad

Friday, April 16, 2010


This creamy potato salad is reminiscent of the classic potato salad that I had growing up. I love that I now don't have to feel guilty while eating it. It is made with light sour cream instead of mayonnaise so it is actually a nutritious side dish loaded with vegetables, healthy proteins and starch.

Corned Beef Hash

Friday, March 12, 2010


When I was little, my family would always celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a feast of corned beef, boiled potatoes and boiled cabbage. For me, the meal was never that exciting. It was our traditional leftover meal on March 18, however, that was always my favorite: corned beef hash.

Baked Potato Skins

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


The following recipe is my family's take on loaded baked potato skins. The beauty of this appetizer is that you can load them up with whatever you would like: cheese, bacon, sour cream, salsa, chili, guacamole, you name it. It is also a meal where the whole family can get involved. Everyone can "load" their own potato skins.

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