Crispy Roasted Smashed Potatoes

I’ve been making these potatoes for so many years, I cannot remember if I found it in a recipe book, if it was inspired by a friend, or created based on something I ate out at a restaurant. It’s possible it’s a combo of all the above! I do know that on our honeymoon in…

Sautéed Summer Halibut

We returned home to Boston today to an absolutely beautiful summer day. Having this be one of the true first summer days in our new Seaport neighborhood, I’m just starting to discover the summer happenings in our new hood. And being that this is a rather new neighborhood itself, new stores and activities are constantly…

Purpled Goat Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a way to spruce up your traditional spuds recipe? Why not make them purple?! They’re unexpected and packed with a wonderful, creamy flavor with the goat cheese. Plus, they’re just fun! Ingredients  3 Pounds Peeled Purple Baking Potatoes 3/4 Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled 1 Cup Reduced Fat Milk 3 Sprigs Thyme 1 1/4…

Garlic Smashed Parmesan Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are an ultimate comfort food. They’re warm, fluffy, full of flavor, and remind us of home. November is the perfect month to start whipping up mashed potatoes again. The cold weather has settled in, and you just crave them. In order to keep them on the weekly menu during the cold months though, a…

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

I love sweet potatoes. I’ll eat them baked, mashed, fried, sautéed…. they’re delicious. While my usual go-to is to bake them, on special occasions I create this mashed dish inspired by Ina Garten. Having always questioned the Thanksgiving favorite of marshmallows melted on yams (but have since decided is delicious – I even sometimes add…

The Classic Potato Salad

Fourth of July is a time of family gatherings, fireworks, and delicious BBQ meals. Hot dogs, ribs, baked beans, and of course potato salad. This particular recipe belonged to my Nana, and my Mom has been making it every summer since I can remember. It is an absolute staple on our summer menus. Nothing quite…

Easy Cheesy Potatoes

A DIVA Brunch is not complete without this dish. Easy Cheesy Potatoes Ingredients 2 large bags frozen hashed brown potatoes 2 cans potato soup 1 pint + low fat sour cream 1 bag + shredded Cheddar Cheese ½ cup + Parmesan Cheese Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Place mixture in…

Christmas Eve Cheesy Potatoes

If I had to pick one recipe that was our family specialty, I would have to pick cheesy potatoes. Nothing says comfort food and home like this creamy, cheesy hash brown casserole. It used to be that we would only get them on Christmas… that was until I finally figured out the recipe! I may…