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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Make mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker for Thanksgiving or just as an easy side dish! They’re ready in about 30 minutes, from start to finish and are perfect every time. Add garlic if you like.

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Coco Morante

After making mashed potatoes every kind of way, these days, it’s all about the electric pressure cooker. The potatoes come out perfectly every time, and it’s so, so fast!

Whether you’re making mashed potatoes for a weeknight dinner or a big Thanksgiving spread, this is my favorite method for a perfect bowl of spuds.

Video! How

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Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe {Lofthouse-Style!}

1 Combine the dry ingredients: Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set to the side.

2 Make the cookie dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.

Beat in the vanilla and sour cream until combined. Then, in two separate additions, beat in the flour, scraping the bowl after each addition. This will create a soft and fluffy dough.

Sour cream sugar cookies mixed in a stand mixer.

3 Fold

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Classic English Toffee {w/Chocolate & Toasted Nuts}

Toffee is so dangerous for me to have around the house. No one should eat as much as I do when it’s available.

But for special occasions, I’m more than happy to bust out the sugar and whip up a batch!

This nutty, chocolate-covered toffee is the quintessential holiday treat, perfect for nibbling at the end of a big meal or gifting to a friend.

Video! How to Make English Toffee

What is English Toffee?

I make this classic English toffee with sugar, butter and touch of salt. A thin layer of chocolate over the toffee makes it even more

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5 Simple Meals to Make the Week of Thanksgiving

This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins and Army wife, and a Simply Recipes recipe tester and developer!

Most people are looking for easy meals for the beginning of this week, especially here in the States where many are celebrating Thanksgiving.

Even if you’re not celebrating along with us, the simplicity of the throw-together meals in this week’s meal plan will not only make you breathe a sigh of relief, but they’ll also give you even more reasons to give thanks.

Sandwiches are a hit with

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Vegetable Gratin with Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe

1 Preheat the oven, prepare the baking dish: Preheat the oven to 375℉.

2 Slice the vegetables: Using a mandoline or a very sharp chef’s knife, cut the parsnips and carrots diagonally into slices about 1/8-inch thick. Halve the fennel, then cut into slices about 1/8-inch thick.

3 Sauté the aromatics and fennel: Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the butter is foamy, add the shallots, and cook until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the fennel, and cook until just tender, 4 minutes. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

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Popovers Recipe |

The best popovers are tender and soft inside with a thin crispy outside. Make them plain, savory, or sweet, and serve them with custard, jam, or butter. Make a batch now and freeze some for later to serve at your holiday table, alongside a Sunday roast, or for a light breakfast

Photography Credit:
Sally Vargas

Popovers, the feather-light rolls with soft, eggy almost hollow centers inside and crispy golden cloaks, are the American answer to Yorkshire pudding.

Both are made with a thin egg batter, but popovers were traditionally baked in special cast-iron pans with deep, straight cups that are

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