Quick-Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes

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You guys, this weather we are having around here!  It’s COLD!  Gorgeous, but man does that change in temp feel like a chill or what?  It’s pretty much the best kind of weather.  You know, the kind of weather where it’s not too cold to sleep with your windows open…but them when you wake up in the morning you can’t possibly seem to peel yourself out of those perfectly warm, cozy covers because your room has an insane chill going through it.

We have been comfort-fooding around here like crazy people lately.  It must be the weather.  And these Quick-Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes made the roster.  I feel like I say this a lot, mostly because I only tend to share the recipes that get my family’s stamp of approval, but these are definitely a favorite among the kiddos. Continue reading

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Bleu Cheese Dip

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Do you guys have that urge to cook a solid meal on Sundays?  Like, a stick to your ribs, starchy, midwestern type meal?  I can’t get over it.  I don’t know what it is.  But chances are you’ll never see me serving a main course salad or light dish on that savored last-day-of-the-weekend.  It just doesn’t feel right.  Continue reading

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Lime Sour Cream

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It’s funny.  Sunday, in my brain, is supposed to be for ‘Sunday Meals’.  You know, the fancy, time-consuming meals you can’t get accomplished during the week.  But rarely does it end up being that way around here.  Sunday is typically the day I go out during nap time and get my meal plan/shopping done for the week.  It sounds silly, but that little mission takes time,  so I am always rushing back home to get dinner on the table before it’s too late.  Sunday dinners usually need to be low maintenance and ultra quick for me.  And often times that means firing up the grill to throw steak or fish on and often times it’s paired with these Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges.  Insanely quick.   Continue reading

Roasted Potatoes with Mustard Vinaigrette + Bleu Cheese

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I hope you’re reading this feeling refreshed after a long weekend!  We had a great one that involved so much yummy food and this Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette +Bleu Cheese was up there on the list.

It’s a fantastic way to doll up potatoes without much work at all.  We paired it with grilled steaks and a green salad and it fit in just perfectly.  It’s wonderful both warm and at room temperature which makes it great for entertaining and it couldn’t be more simple to do. Continue reading

Sweet and Smokey Roasted Potatoes

SONY DSCPraise the Lord, it’s grilling season!  Many nights, as our protein is cooking away outside, these potatoes are in the oven smelling our house up just wonderfully.  They’ve got a crispy texture on the outside with a soft, warm center and the sweet and smokey combination is such a winner.  Sometimes the most simple dishes yield the most sophisticated flavor…and this is one of those.  What’s your favorite go-to grilling side?  Share the wealth, my friends!SONY DSC

Sweet and Smokey Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients

1 Pound Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-2 inch pieces

1 Pound Baby Red Potatoes, cut into 1-2 inch pieces

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 425.  Place the potatoes on a large baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and chili powder and toss well to coat.  Spread them out into an even layer and roast, in the oven, for 35-45 minutes or until they begin to crisp up, flipping once in the middle of cooking.  Serves 4-6