Mashed Potatoes So Creamy That They Need No Adornment

Family members and longtime friends often take great amusement at my career of choice, as I was a remarkably picky eater in my early years. I was no run-of-the-mill fussy child; until my teens, I turned my nose up at even the most basic, revered, and seemingly inoffensive of comfort foods: mashed potatoes. Perhaps I […]

This Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Peel Potatoes

Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry When I saw a trick for removing potato skins by slipping them off without using the dreaded vegetable peeler, I knew I had to try it immediately to see if it worked. YouTube user Foody Tube’s amazing potato hack video claims you can skip the peeling process before boiling […]

Help! My Mashed Potatoes Taste Gluey

If you’re hosting or attending a dinner and you’ve been assigned to a dish as seminal as mashed potatoes, you’ll definitely want to get them right. Think fluffy, creamy, and indulgent – never pasty, sticky, or worst of all, gluey. It all begins by selecting your potato: Either one high in starch, like a tough-skinned […]

The Classy Way to Serve Sweet Potato “Fries” at Thanksgiving

POPSUGAR is bringing you an exclusive look at Thanksgiving recipes from famous lifestyle influencers. We’re excited to present the first online look at this recipe for roasted sweet potatoes with balsamic onion jam from Padma Lakshmi, who recently published Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs. Image Source: Anthony Jackson Sweet potatoes are always so popular this […]

8 Mistakes You’re Probably Making When Making Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a nonnegotiable staple at any Thanksgiving table, and they’re nearly impossible to screw up . . . right? Turns out there are a few crucial mistakes you could be making that could make all the difference between smooth, fluffy mashed potatoes and gluey, bland ones. These are eight mistakes to fix if […]

The 1 Recipe to Make Out of Chrissy Teigen’s Cookbook, According to the Model Herself

“What would your death row meal be?” is the most popular question I’m asked, just ahead of “DOEs HE SInG 2 U????” I love this question because 1.) the asker assumes I will one day be on death row, so they get me and 2.) it’s the easiest question on the planet – it is […]

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and cook times can make all the difference between soggy, lackluster potatoes and crispy, second-helping-worthy ones. If you’re in need of a little inspiration in the department of roasted potatoes, […]

Tyler Florence’s Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y […]