Thanksgiving Idea: Herbed Honey Garlic Butter

Thanksgiving Idea: Herbed Honey Garlic Butter

I posted a honey-garlic butter last year, but I've been working on it. That butter was good, this is a delight. It is the ideal mate for mashed potoates. The secret to this recipe is the garlic. The earlier recipe used garlic puree, but the change here is to use...
Brian’s Pure Chili and Garlic Compound Butter

Brian’s Pure Chili and Garlic Compound Butter

  Making your own compound butter is just plain fun. You can make the combination of sweet, heat, and herby your very own. And it’s likely that every time you do this, the results will be different. These chile butters are oftem made with honey and...
Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Butter for Your Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic and Bourbon Butter for Your Mashed Potatoes

There are, of course, and infinite number of ways to make mashed potatoes. But, there are rules. Rule One: use a hand masher and NEVER use a stand mixer. There is, it turns out, a distinct difference between mashed potatoes and wallpaper paste. Rule Two: be creative....
Honey and Maple Butter

Honey and Maple Butter

It is Sunday, November 30, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is one of the biggest travel days of the year. Millions of Americans will take to cars, planes, buses, even boats and the occasional motorcycle — all headed home. It’s important to begin this...
Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: The Ultimate Creation

Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: The Ultimate Creation

    I cannot imagine a Thanksgiving meal without mashed potatoes. After a few decades of Thanksgivings, I have reached the stage where I can swap out the turkey for duck or maybe a stuffed pork roast, but there absolutely has to be mashed potatoes. I...