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Basic Mash Potatoes Recipes (1)

There is nothing I like more than good mash potatoes and they are so easy to make light and fluffy but my problem is that I usually do not measure anything when I make them.  So I thought I should make some and pay attention to the ratio I use when making mashed potatoes.  Oh the pain of eating the experiments that ensued was devastating but I took one for the team! </end-sarcasm>

The first one here is the standard bearer for mashed potatoes for me.  It is what my folks always made especially for holiday meals and Sunday

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Czech Inspired Pork Loin Roast w/ Roasted Carrots:

Roast pork is the national dish of the Czech Republic (and loved all over central Europe) and in honor of their beloved leader Vaclav Havel who died over the weekend I made a Czech inspired pork roast last night.  It is not the most traditional roast (which has caraway seeds as its main spice and served with sauerkraut and dumplings) this one is based on other variations I have seen with a wee bit of a twist.  Being a Czech boy, I really love this roast!  I miss my dad’s potato dumplings though (another topic for another day) [edit – potato

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