Earlier in the week when I was out, I stopped and smelled the roses


Stopped and smelled the rosemary in front of TJ’s




It grows wild here like lavender does so I don’t buy it but I do love to cook with it.

Nothing beats the combo of roasted potatoes with some rosemary

Or roasted potatoes with dill

Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks

Lemon & Dill Roasted Potato Sticks

I also noticed all the frozen potato varieties that TJ’s has

Trader Joe's frozen potatoesLots of options

Now that the weather is cooling off, I think it’s time to think about firing up my oven and roasting some taters.

I know Scott will be happy because he loves potatoes in any way, shape, or form.

I prefer mine to be sweeter such as:

Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Roasted Potato Sticks

Cinnamon Sugar & Ginger Roasted Potato Sticks

Or just Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with a sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, or even brown sugar

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

But Scott prefers more savory tater recipes like Coconut and Olive Oil Roasted Potato Sticks (i.e. Baked French Fries)

Coconut and Olive Oil Roasted Potato Sticks

But he’s not picky.  At all with potatoes.
I have a whole Potato-Themed Recipes Post for more ideas and ways to use potatoes, including in soups, chilis, and more


1. Do you buy pre-made bags of potatoes?  If so, any favorites?

I never buy bags of potatoes because it’s they’re easy to make them at home.

Plus it’s cheaper to make them at home and I am not a fan of added sodium, garlic, or onions and most pre-made or frozen food tends to be high in one, or all, of those items.

But let me know your favorites.

Has anyone tried these?

Skinny Fries

I’ve heard great things about them!  As in, one bag per sitting kind of great things.


2. And, you know that old expression, “I say potato, you say potato”.

I say po-TAY-toe.

Does anyone say pa-TAH-toe?

3. What’s your favorite way to eat potatoes?   

I like potatoes, they’re fine.

But I don’t get super excited over them the way Scott does.  Or the way my dad does.

What’s the quickest way to a man’s heart?  Through his stomach.  <– Preferably with potatoes, I’ve determined.

If I am going to eat warm carbs, I’d like it in the form of this kind of warm carb

Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


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