Crockpot Scalloped Ham Potatoes Monday, Apr 8 2013 

We love this meal! I love it because its quick and easy to put together, and my boys love eating it because they loooove potatoes. 🙂

Crockpot Scalloped Ham Potatoes

5 medium potatoes, sliced thin (about 4 cups)
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cups ham, diced
1 cup cheese, shredded

1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 cups water*

Place sliced potatoes in a bowl of water with 1/2 tsp cream of tartar or salt, then drain. This will keep potatoes from darkening. Layer potatoes in 5L/qt crock-pot. Then put onions and ham on top of potatoes.

Stir flour, salt and pepper together in saucepan. Whisk in milk gradually until no lumps remain. Heat and stir until boiling. Pour over potatoes in the crockpot. Top with shredded cheese.

Cover and cook on low for 9hrs or on high for 4.5hrs (I found my crockpot to only need about 3hrs on high – so check to see, it’ll depend a bit on the strength of your crockpot).

*I like to do part chicken broth, part milk. This last time I used approx 2/3 cup broth and the rest was milk.

Kitchen Tip: Easy Baked Potatoes! Tuesday, Feb 21 2012 

I love baked potatoes. Well, let’s change that sentence. I love potatoes, period. In every shape and form! So, of course I love baked potatoes! 😀

I especially love baked potatoes when I make them in the crock-pot! It’s so easy. 🙂

Simply wash your potatoes, and place them in the center of your crock-pot. If you’re doing this in the  morning, put your crock-pot on the low setting, or if it’s after lunch before you get around to it, place it on high. It only takes a couple hours on high. If you leave them in too long, the end against the crock-pot will get tough, but that’s no big deal. It’s easy to cut it off, or just eat as is! 🙂

I love making my baked potatoes in one crock-pot, and my chili or main dish in another! Super easy meal, yet wholesome, homemade, and yummy. 🙂


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Homemade hash browns Monday, Dec 5 2011 

I love potatoes, in any shape and form! My 3yr old son takes after his Mommy. 🙂  Obviously we love hash browns, but not the price tag that comes from buying them. We’ve experimented with different ways of making them at home, without much success.

Then my friend Glenda came to the rescue! 😉  She bought me a <a href="NORPRO 14 Inch By 5 Inch Stainless Potato Grater"" “>potato grater. Basically, it’s a cheese grater with bigger holes. I tell you, that little gadget is AMAZING! From quickly shredding big carrot chunks into a chicken noodle soup, so grating certain types of cheese easily (that don’t work so well with a smaller grater), to making… you guess it! HASH BROWNS!

It’s also possible to make these hash browns with a regular cheese grater, it just clumps up a bit more.

Ok, here’s how! Peel and wash your potatoes. Grate them using this amazing <a href="NORPRO 14 Inch By 5 Inch Stainless Potato Grater"" “>potato grater. Rinse thoroughly and dry (by shaking your strainer until no longer dripping). Cook potatoes in frying pan with oil. Season with salt and pepper.

That’s it! So simple, way cheaper than store-bought hash browns, and oh. so. delicious!

Roasted Rosemary-Onion Potatoes Friday, Oct 7 2011 

We love this recipe! It tastes great as a side to meatballs, hamburgers, meatloaf, roast, chicken, chicken fingers, etc! I almost never buy frozen bags of fries anymore, since this recipe is cheaper, simple, and tastes great. 🙂  If the 3-yr old likes it, why buy “regular” fries?!

Roasted Rosemary-Onion Potatoes

4 medium potatotes (1 1/3 pounds)
1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp chopped fresh or 2 tsp dried rosemary leaves
1 tsp chopped fresh or 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Cut potatoes into 1″ chunks. Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Spread potatoes in single layer in greased pan. Bake at 450F, for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until potatoes are light brown and tender when pierced with fork.

Recipe from <a href=” “>Betty Crocker’s Cookbook.

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