Twice Baked Potato Slices

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There's something totally delicious about these potatoes. It's called BACON. We know bacon makes everything better, and it totally does in this recipe. Not that these potatoes wouldn't be delicious on their own, aka no bacon, but bacon brings a whole new flavor dimension. To anything. Bacon is where it's at. Just remember that I am a bacon enthusiast, so bacon really does rock my world. And my dog's. Totally rocks my dog's world. So just embrace bacon. But these potato slices, my friends, are … [Read more...]

Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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I can't deny that one of my favorite sides are roasted potatoes. I've made roasted potatoes so many different ways,  I just like different spices and flavors, so I'll try and put just about everything on potatoes. To me, roasted potatoes are such a comfort food. So I've made roasted potatoes with garlic sauce before or I've made Parmesan roasted potatoes but I've never combined the two flavors together. Until now! And I need to tell you these potatoes are to die for. They are so goooooood! … [Read more...]

Crispy Indian Spiced Potato Wedges

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Now look at these potato wedges. Can you see how crispy they are? I think you can. Can you see how delicious they are? Maybe not, so this is where you have to take my word for it. Trust me. They are super crispy, spicy, and oh so yummy. Somehow I never seem to make enough because they go too quickly. But beyond the deliciousness of these potatoes, I want to talk to you about how to make perfect crispy potato wedges. It's not rocket science, so let me start with that. Now if you're like me and … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Poppers II

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What? What's with the cauliflower poppers II? Well I have another version here, but I love my cauliflower so much I had to try it with different spices. But before I do I need to complain a little about the weather we've having. I can't take it anymore!! You Calgarians out there know what I'm talking about. It is past the middle of March and it won't stop snowing. I crave warm weather. I want to not see snow anymore! It's days like this that I wish I lived on a secluded island... OK, I … [Read more...]

Fries Supreme

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Don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Remember that 1980's Pantene commercial? That's what I think of when I see these fries! Seriously. Look at them. They are gorgeous. But unlike that Pantene commercial this did happen over night, actually it happened in about an hour. Why do I remember these stupid things, that commercial is forever imprinted in my brain. But anyway, look at these fries? Do they make you hungry? Do they make you crave them? I thought so. I hate to admit it but … [Read more...]

Deep Fried Cauliflower Pieces

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I know these aren't healthy for you but look at it this way, they're half healthy because it's cauliflower. And every once in a while you can indulge. I must tell you though, this is probably going to be the most tasty cauliflower you'll ever have. So yes, you shouldn't have this all the time, but something like this is perfect for a party like a Superbowl party, or just a get together with friends. These deep fried cauliflower pieces are nice and crispy and so yummy and the secret is that … [Read more...]

Italian Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

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I love roasted potatoes and they really are my favorite side dish. Not only do I have them as a side dish but I eat them just on their own, as they are very filling. Since I like them so much I make roasted potatoes quite often, and I always look for new ways to make them. My favorite recipe is still my roasted potatoes with garlic sauce but this recipe comes in at a close second. If anything I can probably pour that garlic sauce over these Parmesan potatoes and I combine the best of both. Why … [Read more...]

Loaded Potato Skins

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I had a mojito today. I was so hot I needed a cold mojito to chill me off. I don't think it worked. In fact it did the opposite. One thing I miss from living in Southern Ontario is a cold air conditioned house. People here in Calgary don't normally have air conditioners because you normally don't need one, you probably need it for a couple weeks all summer. But it doesn't help when I have the oven on. It turns my kitchen into a sauna. But it was worth it to make these unbelievable … [Read more...]

Hasselback Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon

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I could not resist anymore. I've been seeing these Hasselback potatoes everywhere. I mean everywhere. So I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. Apparently these potatoes originated in Sweden and the name comes from Hasselbacken, a restaurant in Stockholm where they were first served. I have to say though, that they do look very pretty, so if you were having a dinner party you would definitely be impressing your guests with these potatoes. Now since I love potatoes, especially … [Read more...]

Potatoes in Hot Red Sauce

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So today was not a good day. My husband and I dropped the camera and broke the lens. The reason I say my husband and I is because we're both to blame here. He asked me for the camera, I gave it to him, and the belt got stuck in the corner of the desk and he dropped it. Yep! I was so sad, I've had this lens for about a year now. It is a fairly cheap lens and I bought with a gift certificate I received, but I still liked it very much. Luckily the camera did not break which was a good thing. I … [Read more...]

Corn with Jalapeno-Garlic Butter

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Summer is coming and the best part about it is that we can start grilling. One of my favorite things to grill is corn. I love corn any way you give it to me, but my favorite is grilled corn on the cob. But I have a confession to make. I'm not a big fan of putting butter on my corn. I just like to put a little bit of salt and have at it. However I came across this recipe and thought why not? Jalapeno-garlic butter? YUM! All I can say is that it works. You have spicy and garlicky at … [Read more...]

Creamed Spinach

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I remember I used to hate spinach as a child. I used to hate lots of vegetables as a child but especially spinach. But at some point I grew to really like my mom's creamed spinach, probably after I watched Popeye. :) I'm not sure creamed spinach is a traditional Romanian dish, but I know my mom has made it ever since I can remember. We used to eat it with a scrambled egg, and I think that was my favorite thing of eating spinach. One thing I did hate though is cleaning the spinach and removing … [Read more...]