Yummy Potatoes AKA Funeral Potatoes

Yesterday we had a big late birthday dinner for my son in law Jaren.  It was also kind of a Christmas dinner because we never did that either.  We had ham and I decided to give a new funeral potatoes recipe a try.  It made a 9 x 13″ pan and there was hardly anything … Continue reading

White Bean, Potato and Ham Soup

There’s a lot of ham left over from Easter and Bob has been sick with what turned out to be bronchitis so I decided to put some soup together for him.  A lot of the recipes I looked at for ham and potato soup had a cream base and I wanted to avoid those calories … Continue reading

Hearty Sausage Soup

You are looking at one yummy pot of soup!  I made it on Sunday and it was a pretty big pot and it was gone by Monday afternoon.  The recipe comes from “My Recipes” and was easy to make and delicious! 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 (14 oz) smoked beef sausage, sliced into 1/4″ rounds … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheese Potatoes

Courtney and Jaren came over on Monday and we had a big Memorial Day barbecue and so I decided to give these potatoes a try.  It’s a “Six Sisters’ Stuff” recipe and while they tasted really good, they were really greasy so perhaps a little less butter?  Also I didn’t cook the bacon before putting … Continue reading

Bacon – Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Finally finding a few minutes to sit down and blog about our Thanksgiving dinner.  I usually do a mix of old and new for the holidays and this year was no exception, although I did all new desserts!  So here is the first new recipe tried out at the Johnson family Thanksgiving feast of 2013 … Continue reading

Oven Fries

As I think I’ve mentioned before, Bob and I have been trying to count calories and lose some weight and I have been missing french fries something fierce so I thought I’d give oven fries a try and they came out pretty good.  I took 2 russet potatoes and sliced them into thin wedges, brushed … Continue reading

Funeral Potatoes

These are a popular dish here in Utah.  I grew up in California and had never heard of them or eaten them until I moved here.  I’m sure you can guess the origin of these potatoes based on their name.  They were supposed to be for our neighborhood Christmas party last night but right before … Continue reading

Creamy Potato Salad Made Over

This is a recipe from Kraft (www.kraftrecipes.com).  Bob loves potato salad but I don’t really like to make it because of the potatoes and cooking them and peeling them and cutting them up, too much work but every now and then I break down and make him potato salad or else he cooks/peels/chops the potatoes … Continue reading