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Red Potato Gratin with Thyme and Manchego

Sometimes, everything is a delicate balance. It isn’t even just the day-in, day-out spinning plates teetering around us, threatening to smash. We all have stuff. We all juggle. We get tricked into thinking we are missing fingers. We find quarters behind ears. We encounter surprises around darkened corners. Sometimes, things pull streamers we hadn’t known…

Hasselback Potatoes with Dill Sour Cream

Take this as you will, friends, but I’ve been thinking in terms of lists lately. Writers, restaurants, cities, television shows, movies. Excluding favorite books (a list that very nearly exploded across an entire notebook page with little chance of hierarchy), the things I like can be grouped into genre castes comprised of twos and threes.…

Pimenton Roasted Oven Fries

So, you may have already guessed it, but I like oven fries. Like, a lot. I’d almost say I love them. Wait, that’s a lie. I would definitely say that I love them…but conditionally. I know, I know. How awful of me. Everything I have ever heard about love has pointed to the opposite kind,…

Best-Ever Dirty Mashed Potatoes

Let’s do a trust-building exercise. You are about to learn that I don’t make promises I cannot keep. But before we get to that, perhaps we should cover some important history. You should know that Mashed Potatoes and I have a past. Truthfully, we’ve spent a significant part of my 23 years together. Please don’t…