Category Archives: Potatoes, Pasta, and Rice

Potatoes, Potatoes and Potatoes!

There are about a hundred ways to prepare potatoes for serving, but most are just a slight variation to the basic three of boiling, baking and frying methods. The time it takes to cook any potato depends on its size … Continue reading

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Comfort Foods

Some people find comfort by eating a candy bar or other type of fine chocolate. Others feel that comfort on a cold stormy winter day is a fire in the fireplace, a good DVD and freshly popped corn to be … Continue reading

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Potatoes: A Starch and a Vegetable

Potatoes are a starch that is similar to pasta, rice and bread, but potatoes are also a vegetable, which the others are not. Potatoes are the second largest crop in the world following rice. In fact, one third of all … Continue reading

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Pasta

Pasta is an umbrella word that covers a wide variety of products made from unleavened dough that is mixed with water and sometimes egg. Most people believe the best pasta is made from semolina, which is a high protein flour … Continue reading

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Traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner

These are two presentations of the same traditional meal of corn beef and cabbage. One has a Yukon potato, which has a golden color, baby carrots, and pearl onions. The other one has just regular carrots, an onion, and a … Continue reading

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