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Cooking Potatoes

Potatoes are a comfort food that have been enjoyed for centuries. From mashed potatoes at the Thanksgiving table, to French fries at the fair, to grandma’s special recipe for scalloped potatoes, almost every family has memories that surround this starchy vegetable. Although they tend to get a bad rap for being too starchy, potatoes do have a lot of credentials that make them an important part of a healthy diet. Did you know that a medium sized baking potato boasts 45% of your daily value of Vitamin C, 10% of your daily value of Vitamin B6, trace amounts of many other vitamins, and plenty of potassium. Potatoes also contain antioxidants and are fat free. How potatoes are cooked will vary...

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Edible Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming soon and the shops and stores will be reminding us that flowers and candy are the best way to say “I love you”; edible gifts for Valentine’s Day seem to lead the parade of hearts. Last year $18.9  billion was spent on just Valentine’s Day gifts. But how about giving that someone special a Mystery Potato? Flowers and candy are the most given Valentine’s Day gifts but a personalized potato goes on after the flowers have wilted and the chocolates are gone.  Billions are spent on movies and expensive dinners even spa treatments. But these are fairly standard, not as creative as real relationships are and should be. So, what advantages does a Mystery Potato have...

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