Creamy Classic Mashed Potatoes

A classic. Nothing fancy. Just a good ol’ recipe for creamy mashed potatoes.

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Believe it or not, there was a time when I didn’t know how to make mashed taters. I was in my early twenties and just starting out with a new house, family and all that. I was standing in my kitchen with my friend Nichole listening intently to her instruct me how to make mashed potatoes. From the peeling and cutting of potatoes to the cold water bit…  absorbing her words like a sponge.

Maybe I’m the only one or possibly everyone has an experience similar to this, but I do vividly remember not having a clue on how to make them and her incredulous look of “are you serious?” when I told her… just kidding she’s a gem and was totally awesome about it. But looking  back I laugh {and cringe a smidge} of how little I knew about something so simple and basic but all that not-knowing catapulted me into learning and now I’m the girl with a food blog. Funny how it works.

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Now I usually just go at mashed-potato-making blindly, not really measuring and going by look and my favorite…taste. But yesterday I decided to break it down for ya and those out there who may not know how to do it either.So with turkey day fast approaching maybe there’s some peeps out there in the same boat that I was in. Or maybe YOU just want to make mashed potatoes the good old fashioned way that doesn’t call for ingredients like shallots, Parmesan or truffles. Although now I’m thinking of Christmas mashed potatoes and including all those things mentioned. Yes.

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