RECIPE: Sausage & Cheese Twice-Baked Potato, A Triple-Holiday Treat

October is National Cheese Month, National Potato Month and National Sausage Month. So thanks to the folks at the Idaho Potato Commission for sending us a recipe that combines all three ingredients: a triple-holiday treat. Some people like their baked potato skins harder; others like them softer. Just rub the potato skins with olive oil…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Warm Or Hot Potato Salad

[1] Warm potato salad Japanese-style. The recipe is below (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Hot, but not too hot, shishito peppers (photo © Spoon Fork Bacon). [3] Shichimi togarashi is the Japanese seven spice blend. Here’s more about it (photo © Colourbox). [4] Grated ginger (photo © Luxury Travel Thailand). [5] Fingerling potatoes (photo…
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TIP OF TODAY: Stop Potatoes From Sprouting

September is National Potato Month (August 19th is National Potato Day). While we’ll share recipes later in the month, today we have a safety message. You’ve probably never heard of getting glycoalkaloid toxicity from potatoes. The effects are mostly gastrointestinal. They are often delayed 8 to 10 hours after consuming a bad potato. The poisonous…
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FOOD FUN: Mashed Potato Pizza

September is National Potato Month, and our contribution to the festivities is Mashed Potato Pizza. Our favorite baker, The Baker Chick, made it with leftover mashed potatoes. She used slow cooker mashed potatoes, but you can make the mash however you like. For a Thanksgiving Leftovers pizza, you can substitute mashed sweet potatoes and top…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Different Types Of Potatoes

It’s National Potato Month. Millennia ago, potatoes grew wild in the foothills of the Andes Mountains of Peru. They were cultivated around 3,000 B.C.E. by the Incas and discovered by Europeans when the Spanish conquistadors reached the shores of Montezuma’s empire (modern-day Mexico) in 1519. Now a staple in many national cuisines, potatoes are the…
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