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Smashed Potatoes & Broccoli Casserole

The Recipe: A rustic potato and broccoli casserole, a mix of creamy potatoes and fresh broccoli that just works, somehow. This is one of my very oldest recipes, perhaps because it's such a good recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes – or an excuse to make extra! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~



Comfort Food, Never Quite the Same TwiceSMASHED POTATOES AND BROCCOLI is one of those recipes you’ll make again and again and still, it’ll never turn out the same.It’s highly forgiving. If you don’t have ricotta or sour cream, substitute cottage cheese. If you have other leftover vegetables, throw them in too. If you want, turn the dish upside down by reducing the potato and increasing the broccoli.You get the picture! Okay so let's be real. Leftover mashed potatoes are about as likely as leftover chocolate. This casserole is so tasty, it's worth making mashed potatoes just to make the casserole. Here's the simple recipe I follow.
MASHED POTATOES For mashed potatoes, chop two …

Lemon Pudding Cake

The Recipe: Light and airy lemon pudding cake, that old-fashioned lemon dessert that's baked until the cake on top turns golden and a soft lemony pudding forms below. Think this, all at once, in a single bite: soft, warm, crisp, sweet, tart, fluffy and creamy. And now? Popping with plump, juicy raspberries too! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


Perfect for Princesses, Pixies and ParentsAs girls go, I was no girlie girl. My pixie cut was cropped so short, no ribbons could stay put. My mother made all my sister’s and my clothes, no pink ruffles for us, instead think plaid jumpers with piping and corduroy pants lined with flannel.But for my sixth birthday, nothing would do except a princess theme, with me, of course, the reigning princess. A cowlicked neighbor boy, Albert, was my assigned and most-reluctant prince. Home movies show his arrival, dragged by the hand by his mother.(But the food, Alanna, get on with the food.)Did my mom ice a cake with princess-worthy flowers and furls? W…