Steamed Sauteed Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic

These Steamed Sauteed Potatoes with Parsley and Garlic make a nice simple side dish. Use small red or white potatoes.  You don’t have to peel them or you can peel them all the way but I liked the look of just peeling a stripe off the middle. You could boil them until cooked through instead […]

Grandma Alice’s Nippy Potato Salad

This potato salad recipe originally came from my Grandma, although I’ve modified it a bit. I like a potato salad with some crunch and flavor so I use a lot more pickles and ¬†celery than she did.

Baked Potato Soup

At its simplest, baked potato soup is just chopped baked potatoes in chicken broth and milk with some cooked onions as well. Cooking some bacon and then cooking the chopped onions in the bacon grease adds lots of flavor. Add some herbs, maybe some cheese and hot sauce. Put small bowls of toppings out for […]

Russian Salad from Verdura

I picked up a used copy of VERDURA: Vegetables Italian Style by Viana La Place after reading multiple posts on Chowhound about how great the recipes are. I’m quite glad I did. I’ve mostly been making the salads but there are lots of pastas, soups, antipasti and even main dish recipes as well.¬† This Russian […]

Potato Pancakes aka Latkes

My regular potato pancake recipe has baking powder in it in addition to flour. I picked it up from a booklet on frugal cooking that I bought 20 years ago. These used to regularly show up on the dinner menu here, with applesauce. After going to a few Hanukkah parties we added sour cream to […]