Feb 5, 2018

{Cheesy Creamy Hassleback Potatoes...and A Little Family}


These babies winded up being a hit with my family.  I had never heard of Hassleback Potatoes until Jenna posted the recipe on her blog in which I am adding the link for you to check the recipe out and her blog. It was kinda nice to tell my daughters, "We are having hassleback potatoes". It sounded important! LOL! 



But first, before the potato recipe, you know I must share my family with you a little. Just a little.....I spent the day with this cutie on Friday. We had so much fun. Can y'all believe that she will be two in April?

Remember all that dark hair that she had? And now it's so light. She still has plenty of hair as she never lost any. If it gets the least bit damp it curls. 



We went to our local City Park, AKA the Duck pond. She had such a great time trying to chase the ducks. NANA was wore out chasing her!


 Then we headed to pick up her cousin, my 6 year old grandgirl and off again we went. 


Yep, she kicks those shoes and socks off as soon as we get in the vehicle. 



Enjoyed another Saturday morning watching the grandson play basketball. There is never a dull moment with my grands. Football, basketball, Softball, Soccer, Cheerleading....Dang, I am already tired! 

So speaking of Hassleback potatoes this is what I learned just in case inquiring minds want to know. 
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Hasselback potatoes are a type of potato dish, not a variety of potato, as is sometimes mistakenly believed. The name is derived from the restaurant where they were first introduced in the 1940s, Hasselbacken in Stockholm, Sweden which opened in that city in 1748 and where they are called hasselbackspotatis. Hasselback potatoes are a simple dish, and in their simplest form, are nothing more than whole potatoes cut in such a way as to resemble a fan or accordion when roasted. The outside of the potato becomes crisp and brown while the inside is soft and creamy. So ladies, in essence, it's just another way to cook a potato but I sure like it when I find new ways to cook old things!

The original recipe is over on Jenna's blog so be sure to pop over and look at it. I did change a few things when I baked them. 

Now here's a few things that I done a little different. First, I used a large casserole dish as I was preparing for a larger crowd. I also used the medium size red potatoes.  You will need to adjust your recipe accordingly the size crowd you are feeding.


I added spices such as dried parsley, paprika and Montana Chili salt (I love that stuff) 


When making my cheese sauce I realized that I did not buy the Manchego cheese. GRR! So, I used cream cheese. Worked out wonderful. 


I also decided after I baked my potatoes that I would add mild shredded cheese. My bunch loves cheese. I also topped with just a sprinkle of Kosher salt.  


This is a very good dish and nothing like having leftovers for lunch.

Be sure to pop over and visit Jenna at the Painted Apron.  She has tons of recipes.

 I would like to leave you with some food for thought.

"Sometimes you just have to say "NO" which means you have to be willing to disappoint others in order to set boundaries in your life". There is only ONE you". 

"Great opportunities to help others may be seldom in your realm of life, but small opportunities surround you every day". 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy




 

62 comments:

  1. Hello sweet Cindy! I always enjoy pics of your grands! They sure make life fun! I love Jenna’s recipes and her blog! Your potato dish looks wonderful! I saved Jenna’s recipe when she posted it! I am definitely going to try it! Hugs xoxo

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    1. Thank you Pam. They sure are lots of fun. Yes, I also wonder what recipe she will come up with next. Glad you came by Pam.

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  2. oh I just love pigtails on little girls! How I miss those days of fighting to them in! LOL! :) Potatoes of any kind are strictly OUT of my diet. But they look wonderful!

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    1. I love the pigtails too Monica. Oh Monica I hate it that you can't eat potatoes. These are so good. Hope you enjoy Mexico.

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  3. Those potatoes looks so good. I might need to try that for something a little different. Such cute pictures of the grandchildren. Yes, I do remember that dark hair. Looks like she might wind up being a blonde. Food was for thought came at a perfect time.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, I can remember my granny saying that she didn't mind cooking anything but sure wish someone would tell her a new way to cook it. LOL!

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  4. Yummy, probably going to have to make those potatoes one day soon. Thanks for sharing! I'm about to go pick up my two Grandgirls, they are 3 and 8 and there's never a dull minute when they are around. Have a great week!

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    1. You are going to have fun with the girls Lea. Bet you will be tired tonight though. LOL!

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  5. Cindy, I saw that recipe when Jenna posted and it looks amazing! How can it not be with potatoes and cream? Delicious!

    Your little ones are always so precious. :)

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    1. Anything with CREAM, CREAM CHEESE, SOUR CREAM....I am all for!

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  6. Oh Cindy, that little grand girl is such a doll, and so is her cousin! I know you have fun with them.
    I've made hasselback potatoes, but never with a cream sauce...oh my!!
    I don't know how I missed your previous post on girl talk, but it was a good one, relating to inner and outer beauty. Aslo, your newly re-discovered red transferware dishes are making my heart go pitter-patter! They're perfect for Valentine's Day!
    Happy week, my friend! xx

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    1. Kitty , you’ve had lots on your plate sweet friend . You can’t keep up with everything . Try the cream sauce if you get the opportunity . .Yum .

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  7. Those sound delicious! I made twice baked potatoes yesterday and they were SOOOO good and I stuffed them with bacon, chives, cream cheese, and spices. Just fun to change thing sup sometimes, isn't it?!
    Your grandkids are all just adorable. Like you, I run full time with grandkids--picking them up, dropping them off, having them here for a night or a week. lol It is all worth it though.
    Have a great night- xoDiana

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    1. Ooh potatoes of any kind is good ! Lol . Love those grands .

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  8. Wow, those potatoes sound wonderful. I will have to check out that recipe. Making me want some. Love that you can enjoy your sweet grandchildren...what a joy and privilege!! They are precious!! Thank you for this delightful post. Now to go check out that recipe!!

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    1. I’m so glad you stopped by to visit . Made my day . Thank you for your sweet words .

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  9. Your hassleback potatoes are making me salivate!

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  10. Oh those grands of yours are so so cute, Cindy! I was going to say adorable, but not certain how your grandson would feel about being called adorable. ;) It is hard to believe that the youngest one is soon to be two! WOW! The potatotes look so yummy. Thank you for the link. :) xx

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    1. LOL! I make him let me kiss him on cheek and he does not like it. WHATEVER! A Nana just has to do these things. Adorable he is too because he has the most funniest personality ever. Yes, those potatoes are very good. I had one for lunch yesterday and added just a tad of sour cream. YUM!

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  11. Oh my gosh...that looks wonderful.....oh so wonderful. My mouth is watering! Might have to give these a try.

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    1. Give them a try. They are very good. But I love me a potato and about any way it's fixed!

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  12. I love potatoes! This looks like a great recipe and it's going in my recipe folder. You have a beautiful family, always enjoy seeing pictures of the kids.

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. Those babies make my day light up!

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  13. Oh mercy ... my mouth is watering! Cheese + potatoes=super yummy! How can that sweet baby girl be almost 2 already? She'll be a big sister before you know it! Oh, and.....Thank you for no questions today! 😁💜

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    1. I figured you appreciate NO questions Deb. LOL! Marty said that you and him was too much alike. HA! Yes, that girl will be two in April and then baby sister is due end of May. She will look at her mama's tummy and say, Sissy! So sweet.

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  14. I had never heard of Hasselback potatoes either until reading Jenna's post. You were smart to make them. They look delicious.
    Love your sweet grands! I am amazed the youngest will be two. Where does time go?I always enjoy your adventures with the kids.

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    1. Bonnie, when I heard hasselback my first thought was that would take all day and half the night to make! LOL! Very good. My family loved them.

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  15. Cindy,
    I love seeing photos of your beautiful family!!! Those potatoes look so good!! I could really enjoy those!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie. You need to try them and hop over and visit Jenna. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. I have been wanting to try these. They look so yummy! Your little grand girl looks so big! What a cutie! It's nice seeing your family photos!

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    1. Thanks Heather Lou. Those grands are something else. Yep, try those potatoes. They are good.

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  17. Oh goodness, those look divine. I have never made them, but I have seen them around. Now,I will definitely be making these babies. Hard to believe that darling little girl is 2. Goodnes, time does fly by. xo

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    1. Potatoes ! Who doesn’t love them . Right ? That grandgirl is the sweetest thing ever . Praying the new baby has her temperament .🙏🏻

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  18. Those little grand girls are just dolls! What little sweethearts! And, I'm sure you are one of the funnest, most hop grandmas around! They must love times out with you! The potatoes look yummy. I just made scalloped potatoes the other day. My family loves them...I don't make them too often for the sake of weight issues, but we love any kind of potatoes! Thanks for sharing. :) God bless you, sweet friend.

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    1. Yep Cheryl potatoes not good for the waistline .😂 but i love them so i have to pick and choose when i want to eat them . Lol . Grands are so fun . I am hoping new Baby has her temperament . She’s so dang good .😊

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  19. I’ve tried hassleback potatoes before and they were good. I didn’t bake them in cheese so I’ll give that a try. Bet they’ll be even better! Those grandkids really keep you busy. I can’t wait to have a few of my own! I’m with you on having to say “no” sometimes to people. After retiring, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to become involved in. I joined several groups, all allowing me to learn new things and volunteer in my communtity. I have discovered my niche but have had to let some of these groups go. It’s all good and I really enjoy where I spend my time and energy. Have a blessed week, Cindy!!

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    1. I think that is the whole key friend. Finding what we truly enjoy and makes us happy. I've sure been involved in things that drained my energy and zapped my happy! LOL! I have had to regroup several times over the years. But finding our niche is the thing. I know that you are an accent to whatever you do.

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  20. That girl has my heart: kicking off her socks and shoes!! What a hoot!! Thank you for the many smiles.😊

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    1. LOL! Linda, that is the first thing that she does. That girl wants those socks and shoes off!

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  21. Oh my! Have your grandbaby grown! I remember when your daughter was just pregnant with her and just like your other grands, she is so cute! I skipped lunch and looking at your yummy potatoes. I am really getting hungry. Thanks for posting the recipe....Christine

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    1. Girl, never look at food when hungry! LOL! It never fails, I go into the grocery store when I am starving! Yep, that girl is growing. Glad you stopped by.

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  22. Your pictures at the park with your granddaughter make me long for the days we can get outside! I have two grandchildren today because school was closed for a snowstorm! We are stuck inside and it gets a little tense, if you know what I mean! Your potatoes sound lovely and absolutely calorie free! Who doesn't love some potatoes with cheese now and then?!

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    1. WOW! Snow storm not good! Yep, being closed in with kids can be a tad tedious. Girl, you know those potatoes was calorie free!!! Ha!

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  23. I have never heard of these potatoes either, but girl; I got to make them! That little one is so cute, and is a girl after my own heart. I kick my shoes off whenever possible! :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. Such a HAPPY post ...There’s nothing like a proud Grandma!!!!! and those hasselbacks ....YUMMY...I’m going to make them when hubby returns home ... Who cares about calories( Ha Ha) JUST ENJOY YOURSELF... Thanks for sharing

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    1. They ate good . Something different . Glad you came by to visit .

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  25. You are so blessed! Our daughter is expecting her fourth in April and we enjoy and love our grandchildren so much. There's nothing like it! The potatoes look delicious and I could use a new potato recipe! Thanks!

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    1. Yes we are blessed. We are expecting our 6th grandbaby in May. Life is good!

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  26. Oh Cindy, I just love seeing your precious family! You have been richly blessed, my friend :)

    And oh, those potatoes look amazing! Mmmmm....I must try the recipe soon.

    Happy weekend! Hugs to you

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    1. Thanks Stephanie. No amount of money can substitute for this kind of richness for sure.

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  27. You have an adorable bunch of grands, that little one with the hair you want to grab her and kiss her cute cheeks to no end !
    The potatoes look amazing! Thanks for sharing the link and the how to.
    Enjoy your weekend sweetie.
    Fabby

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    1. Thank you sweet Fabby . She has stolen all of our hearts .

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  28. Hi Cindy! Holy Cow, those potatoes look AMAZING! I love cheese too, and these babies are drowning in it :) Thank you so much for sharing about the recipe and the history of it too. It's fun to learn new ways to prepare such a basic vegetable.
    You are an amazing Grandma too. Your grands are so cute! I know that I'd be exhausted chasing your almost two year old too. My two year old grandson is a whirling dervish, let me tell you. He can outrun me!
    Have a wonderful weekend. I love seeing how mild your temps are. We have about a foot of snow on the ground, and it's still coming down this morning. Lots to shovel!
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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  29. We enjoyed the potatoes . I actually had one for lunch the next day . Those little ones can sure keep you hopping ...or running . Lol . I sure ain’t no spring chicken any more either .😊 but what a true blessing they are .❤️

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  30. I Cindy, your grand baby is so cute! I enjoyed the recipe and hope to try it out one day. Maybe for Easter. Love the new background! I added a few pictures from the concert I went to. Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks Susan . Potatoes very good for something a little different . That grandgirl makes our day .❤️

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  31. Aww Cindy the recipe looks great and I will give it a try but it was the little grandgirl that caught my eye. I cannot believe she is almost two. God bless her and your whole family!!

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  32. Those look so good! I know my sweetheart would love them. I need to make a smaller portion version and let him enjoy every bite! Your grandkids are so cute. Well, maybe your grandson wouldn't appreciate being called cute - he's a handsome guy. Enjoy every minute with them. They grow up so fast.
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. They sure do grow up so fast. So glad you came by to catch up. Loved the precious gift your girl gave you!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy