December 19, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Winter Wonderland Chestnut Soup

Melissa’s Produce is sponsoring a Winter Wonderland Challenge!   Last week I received  a package from Melissa’s with six ingredients inside, with the challenge to use three of them in a sweet recipe and three of them in a savory … Continue reading

October 13, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Idaho Potato Harvest Part 4: Idahoan Foods and Dehydrated Potatoes

Here we are at the Idahoan Foods plant in Lewisville, Idaho!  We have just learned how potatoes are dehydrated and made into potato flakes and dried potato slices.  We also had a chance to taste some delicious new potato casseroles … Continue reading

October 12, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Idaho Harvest Trip Part 3: Food Bloggers Dig Potatoes!

By the time we arrived at Brett Jensen’s farm near Idaho Falls,  all of the bloggers and dietitians were beginning to get acquainted.   We all knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime tour, and we were eager to spend as much … Continue reading

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October 11, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Idaho Potato Harvest Tour Part 2: All About Potatoes

Have you ever seen so many potatoes?   Imagine 13 billion pounds of potatoes…that’s how many are harvested each year in Idaho on 300,000 acres.  94 per cent of those potatoes are russets like these…and there are different varieties of russets … Continue reading

March 17, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado’s Amazing Crab Chowder: Melissa’s Produce Challenge

Have you seen the Food Network show where chefs are given ingredients that are not related to each other, and they must come up with a dish including those ingredients?   I never thought I’d have a chance to try … Continue reading

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