• baked potato wedges
    Side Dish

    Baked Potato Wedges

    A little while back we made a what felt like a burger place classic meal. We did burgers (obviously), but we also wanted a side. Fries were a little obvious, but both Rob and I had another classic favorite growing up: Potato Wedges. To make life a little easier and avoid some headache, we decided to go with a baked approach with olive oil. This has the side benefit of feeling a lot healthier than something like frying. A few tips though that we learned. First, don’t overcrowd your sheet pan. You can cause more of a steaming with this approach which makes the potatoes soft but not crispy. Which…

  • instant pot baked potato soup
    Instant Pot,  Soup

    Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

    This Baked Potato Soup recipe is another in the “made easier with the Instant Pot” series. In reality, you could make the entire thing in the instant pot without going to your stove top if you wanted. I did use the stovetop to heat the milk for this one, but I could have nuked it to warm it up. Baked potato soup is one of my all time faves. It’s filling and hearty, exactly what a cold weather soup should be. I have even converted Rob!! I have to say, I love how easy it is to cook potatoes in the Instant Pot. You can get perfectly soft potatoes every…

  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup
    Dinner,  Soup

    Loaded Baked Potato Soup

    Baked potato soup has always been one of my favorite meals.  It is hearty and can be made with a variety of flavors and can be fun to play around with.  There are many versions of potato soup out there, like Ina Garten’s with leaks, which is excellent by the way!   This is my take on a creamy, rich baked potato soup topped with classic baked potato toppings.  This is a great fall or winter meal for those days that you just want to curl up under a blanket and feel warm.  The key to a this hearty soup is the use of a roux and ricing the potatoes.  While…