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Not Just Mashed Potatoes…

30 Nov

I made the mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner this year.  I wanted to try to make them healthier.  Here is a recipe that is only half potatoes and butterless.  You would never know that the butter was missing and that they were full of cauliflower! I used half potatoes and half cauliflower to lower the calories.

Not Just Mashed Potatoes

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Cook you potatoes and defrost your cauliflower.

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Add the yogurt and cheese.

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Blend until smooth.


Very smooth and fluffy!


Don’t drop the food processor on the floor,


Or you will find your dog with potatoes on his chin 15 minutes later.

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Add your chives and mix.

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Garnish and Enjoy!

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Not Just Mashed Potatoes

Inspired by Rachael Ray

Serves 12-16

  1. Cook you mashed potatoes in the microwave as directed.
  2. Defrost the cauliflower and drain the excess water.
  3. Add the potatoes, cauliflower, and yogurt in your mixing bowl.  Using a hand mixer, mix until all of the potatoes are mashed.
  4. Add the cheese and continue to mix.  Add just enough milk to make the potatoes have the consistency that you like.
  5. The cauliflower doesn’t mash as well as the potatoes.  Add the mixture to a food processor, small amounts at a time, and blend until smooth.
  6. Once everything has been through the food processor, mix in your chives.  Leave a few to garnish on top.

The other recipes I made on Thanksgiving can be found here:

I hope you enjoy this lighter version of your everyday mashed potatoes!


Black Friday Traveling

26 Nov

Most people were up bright and early today to go shopping.  We were on the road at 6:30am to drive to Pennsylvania.  I am writing this post from the car as we drive through West Virginia.  Black Friday will always be a special day to me.  2 years ago I said “Yes” and got engaged!  It was a fantastic day.  We were at my parents in PA and got engaged that morning.  I was able to see my family and my grandparents and share the exciting news.   We then got in the car and drove to Cincinnati to celebrate with Tony’s family.  We got to see his family and extended family that weekend.  It was great being able to share such a special day with all of the ones we love!


Back to Thanksgiving….

I spent the afternoon cooking mashed potatoes, green beans, and Brussels sprouts.


With our side dishes in tow, we drove 15 minutes to Tony’s parents for dinner!  We had so many options.  Everything was delicious!


There was Turkey and Stuffing,

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Sweet Potatoes & Mashed Potatoes,

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Green Beans & Shredded Brussels Sprouts,

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Cranberry Sauce & Pineapple Casserole,

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Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie,

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and a family that had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as much as we did.

It’s time for a Starbucks stop in West Virginia.  We are getting closer to my family, mile by mile!

What do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers?

I like to make turkey quesadillas.

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