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July 31, 2013

Potatoes And Cheese, The Perfect Flavor Marriage

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Potatoes and cheese are a great food marriage because both of these foods are great comfort foods. The rich taste of potatoes and cheese meld perfectly together to create an explosion of flavor that keeps you coming back for this combination time and again.

Another advantage of this flavor combination is that they both can be used in a variety of ways. Potatoes are one of the most versatile vegetables, while cheese is an extremely versatile dairy product. Put the two together, and you have two (more…)

June 17, 2013

Growing Potatoes For Your Child’s School Project

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From science fairs to weekly reports and experiments, using home-grown potatoes to teach a student about biology, chemistry and any number of other subjects can allow you to enjoy a more rewarding and educational project. Learning what it takes to grow potatoes for a school or classroom project may not be an educational opportunity that you can afford to pass up. With a little research and some common everyday household objects, you may be able to assist your child in creating a more effective and educationally beneficial project or assignment.

Unlike learning from a book or other text, experiments offer (more…)

May 5, 2013

Keep Your “Eyes” On Potatoes For Your Next Vegetable Garden

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Is This Your First Potato Garden?
Potatoes are the most maintenance free vegetable you can plant in your garden. When space is a problem, consider a deep, decorative pot at least 36 inches in height and 24 inches in diameter. For first timers to potato gardening, it’s important to know that potatoes love the freedom for their roots to spread out. From these roots, you can dig up enough potatoes to fill a bushel. The real secret to a flourishing potato garden is to start them from the “eyes.” Purchase a bag of potatoes at your local (more…)

May 3, 2013

Fun Stuffed Potatoes Kids Love Best

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If you are looking for kid-friendly stuffed potato recipes that your children will gobble down, these three stuffed potatoes are easy, delicious, and fun to make.

Start all recipes with three large russet potatoes. Prick potatoes all over and bake in a 450 F (230 C) oven 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven (leaving oven on) and let cool enough to handle, then slice lengthwise and scoop flesh into a bowl, making sure you leave enough to keep shells intact. Add 2 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper to taste, then mash with fork.

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May 2, 2013

A Bevy Of Baked Potato Casseroles For Great Parties

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I absolutely love cooking with potatoes! It is a very simple and extremely enjoyable experience. I have a family recipe that has been sent down through my family from generation to generation and I have decided to share it with you today.

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole:

Ingredients:
8 (or more depending on your family size) whole potatoes cut into thirds
1/4 cup of sour cream
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of cream cheese
1/4 cup of melted butter
3 cups of shredded cheese
3 cups of chopped bacon (either freshly cooked or bacon bits)

Directions:
Boil all of your potatoes in water (more…)

May 1, 2013

Potatoes Are The Perfect Answer To Meals In Minutes

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Potatoes are the perfect beginning for a quick and satisfying meal. Baked in the microwave, your potato becomes the base for any number of delicious meals. Scrub, pierce, and bake. Most microwave ovens have a setting for baked potato. Your baked potato will be done in minutes. Now the fun begins! Leftovers, cheese and sauces can be poured over them. You are only limited by your imagination. There is an endless variety of frozen potatoes that can serve as (more…)

April 28, 2013

The Most Delicious Meals Include Potatoes

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Although there are a lot of tasty and popular foods out there, potatoes often take the cake when it comes to preparing and dining on great meals. Therefore, you should know that there are tons of delicious dinners that you can easily whip up in your own kitchen if you have potatoes on hand.

First of all, consider all of the tasty potato side dishes that you can make to serve with your dinners. Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, french fries, potato wedges and (more…)