We love to share recipes here at Wildflower Junction. A few months back I was delighted to be invited to take part in a cookbook featuring recipes from 130 authors, which also includes fellow Fillies Elizabeth, Mary, Vicki, and Cheryl St. John. The proceeds from the cookbook go to Snap-4-Kids. With the holidays coming up I figured this would be a great time to share info about the cookbook and Snap-4-Kids. The Heart of Cooking could be a fun gift idea, and all for a super cause :-D
Snap-4-Kids is an organization established to raise money for families of special needs children. Here is their mission statement: “Our Mission is assisting families of children with special needs, especially the physically challenged, in helping their child reach his/her maximum potential through information, referral, education, and modest grants for medical and therapeutic equipment, not covered by health insurance or in the case of no health insurance, throughout the United States, from birth to age 22. By helping children with special needs in reaching their maximum potential, we are giving them the greatest gift that we can.”
The Heart of Cooking includes 170 recipes for a variety of food, as well as author pictures and bios. Some of the recipes also include personal stories about the recipes. Click on the cookbook for a list of all the contributing authors, the buy link and more information on the Snap-4-Kids foundation.
It’s likely no surprise my contribution has to do with potatoes (my favorite food!), a recipe I’d been cooking frequently at the time. Now I’m wishing I’d have sent the recipe for YESTERDAY’S MASHED POTATOES, a yummy recipe my mother-in-law turned me onto that could come in handy with holiday leftover mashed potatoes. But since I didn’t, I’ll post it today :-)
YESTERDAY’S MASHED POTATOES
6 cups leftover mashed potatoes (or you can use fresh, sometimes I can’t wait for leftovers)
1 pint sour cream (or plain yogurt)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
In a medium bowl mix mash potatoes, sour cream and parsley. Set aside. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray. Spread layer of mashed potato-sour cream mixture in casserole then layer of cheddar cheese; repeat. End with topping of remaining grated cheese. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
M-m-mmm goodness ;-)
Do you have a favorite potato recipe, or perhaps a favorite cookbook we should hunt down?