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Twice Baked Potatoes with Caviar

This year’s Valentine’s Day feast at Cooking by the Book featured duck breast: http://www.cookingbythebook.com/recipes/16580/ The richness of that duck demands that the side dishes rise above the norm. “Side dish” can almost be a pejorative term, which is tragic. A side dish needs to sparkle. It’s the chrome on the car of your main dish.…

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Super Bowl Feasting: Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon, Leeks and Cheese from Fireside Feasts

All this week I’ve been writing about dishes to have during the Super Bowl. The custom for sports fans on this long and intense Sunday is snack food: say wings and ribs. And I’ve shared recipes for just those, dishes, ones filled with spice and dash. How about something a bit mellow to eat on…

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Brian’s Southwestern Twice Baked Potatoes

I love baked potatoes and, over the decades, I must have consumed acres of them. I would never insult those nice folks in Idaho by saying a baked potato can be boring. But it can be improved upon. I’ve done twice baked before where you simple extract the potato core, mash it, replant it, and…

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Potato Puree from The A.O.C. Cookbook

This post is going up on Christmas Eve. You have a big decision to make, perhaps the biggest culinary decision of the year. On Christmas Day, what direction will you take with the mashed potatoes? Over the years, I have posted decadent mashed potato recipes here. Lately I have offered some healthy ones: low fat…

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