Spring Asparagus!!

Here are some delicious recipes to help get you in the swing of Spring Eating!!

Asparagus and Feta Salad

Wilted Arugula Salad with Asparagus, Bacon, Almonds, and Sherry Vinaigrette

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

Potato Recipes!

On our KCTV5 Better KC show today, we talked about Potato Lover's Month. I promised a few great recipes from the Idaho Potato Commission and that I'd share one of my own favorite recipes. Well, here they are!

First up we'll start with my recipe for incredibly easy ranch potatos

Easy Ranch Potatoes

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes (quartered)


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F

Step 2: Place potatoes in a gallon-size plastic bag and add oil

Step 3: Close the bag and toss to coat.

Step 4: Add ranch seasoning mix and toss until well coated

Step 5: Bake in baking pan at 450°F for about 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are brown and crispy


Next, check out Idahopotato.com for the 

Buffalo Hasselback Idaho® Potatoes

and the 

Ham & Cheddar Mashed Potato Waffles with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole



1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes


Sweet Potato Mixture:

¾ cup sugar

½ tsp vanilla

1 egg, well beaten

1/4 cup melted butter


Crust Topping Mixture:

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

½ cup melted butter



Step One

Cut the sweet potatoes in quarters and boil them until the skin easily peels off and the sweet potatoes can easily be mashed. About 30 minutes.


Step Two

Mash the sweet potatoes and combine with the sweet potato mixture. Next, spread the mixture evenly in a baking dish.


Step Three

In a separate bowl, combine the topping mixture and evenly distribute it on top of the sweet potato mixture.


Step Four

Bake for about 30 minutes on 350 degrees.