9th Blogiversary and Even More Potatoes!



I’m an impulsive sort of person at times.  Knowing me, Bill, thought this blog would be a passing whim that wouldn’t make it a couple of months…


And here I am ~ still at it, 9 years later!



The first post on this blog was 9 years ago today, on October 29, 2009:  that’s a lot of posts, a lot of recipes and more than my share of cooking ~ for better or worse.   

I give thanks to our older son, Bubba, for helping me get started and assisting through the years.  And thanks to Bill, who has never once complained in these 9 years about me taking time for just one more photo before we could eat dinner. 

And, I’m grateful to feel so supported by you bloggers out there.  I’m always glad when you stop by and take the time to leave a comment.  

And from your blogs, I’ve read interesting things about your life and what’s going on.  I’ve learned over the years that… 

One of you in Tennessee is not so fond of bell peppers but shares his great love of trains and train depots, architecture and history, restaurant critiques also. 

  One blogger is nearly a neighbor of mine from Southeastern Wisconsin who cooks and gardens and shares adventures of her three cute young grandsons. 

  Another Tennessee gent loves traveling in his RV and grilling too ~ he has shown us time and again that a fried egg or two on top never hurt anything. 

  A Michigan lady has great book reviews, sometimes incorporating food, which in turn, sends me off to Amazon every time.  

  A blogger from France shares her outstanding photos of plants, animals, and adventures and exploring towns, food occasionally too. 

  One of you ~ out Missouri way ~ concocts fabulous cocktails plus food and has clever, funny conversations with his wife. 

  One lady in Virginia started baking pies with Grandma when she was 10 ~ woo hoo!  She bakes mouthwatering desserts and delicious dishes with perfect photography too. 

  And I learn about the Middle East in a blog whose writer shares information about her country’s heritage, current events, food and more.

On and on go your good blogs.  Those are just a few of them above!

Nearly everyone has something to say about food ~ many of life’s treasured moments come charging back at the smell, sight and taste of a particular food.

Food brings people together. 

It’s about the apple pie Mom made and watching Dad carve the Thanksgiving turkey.  I learned quickly how chocolate cake reminded you of Aunt Edith’s mouthwatering chocolate cake she let you help bake, how fried chicken and mashed potatoes brought back memories of your grandfather’s favorite "supper" while sitting around the table when he carried you back to life in the good ol' days. 

Many thanks again to all of you 
for stopping by my blog 
and 
taking the time 
to leave a comment!

Since potatoes are a favorite of mine, that’s what the recipe is today.  Bill favors mashed potatoes, I like baked potatoes, but we agree on these good roasted potatoes.  




This is an excellent accompaniment to any sort of meat, simply delicious!

What’s not to love with these tasty oven-roasted potatoes?  They’re creamy smooth after roasting with fragrant herbs, onions, and garlic.  The icing on the cake is the herb cheese melting over the top of them when it’s brought to the table...
 
Oven-ready

This recipe is from Midwest Living Magazine.  They say, “Use any assortment of potatoes in this roasted vegetable side-dish recipe.  It’s delicious with beef, pork, or chicken.”  

The baby potatoes were yummy with the cheese melted over them ~ a great side with pork chops!


Roasted Baby Potatoes with Herbs
Printable recipe     

1 pound small potatoes, such as baby Dutch yellow, fingerlings, baby purple, and/or new red or yellow potatoes
1 medium onion, cut into wedges or coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt, sea salt or coarse salt
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme, rosemary or parsley
1 (5.5 ounces) package semisoft cheese with garlic and herbs (I used Alouette)
Chopped chives for garnish, optional

Method:
Preheat oven to 325°.  Wash potatoes.
In a greased 9x9x2-inch baking pan or shallow baking pan, combine potatoes, onion and garlic.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Drizzle with oil, toss to coat.
Roast in oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes.  Stir mixture, bake for another 10-20 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and brown on the edges.
Transfer to serving bowl, and top with cheese, allowing it to melt and garnish with chives.
Serve

Enjoy!




39 comments:

  1. Happy Blog Anniversary, Pam! Those roasted baby potatoes look so good with fresh herbs.

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    1. Thanks, Angie! The potatoes are great! Take care

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  2. Hi Pam, Happy 9th blogaversery! I won't have my 9th anniversary until next July... My daughter-in-law got me started blogging about a year after I retired. Food wise, my wife would tell you that I'm a pain in the behind. In addition to bell peppers, I don't care for pimentos (a southern staple), olives or mushrooms. Love roasted potatoes... I'll have to post something about my better half's baked potatoes...my all time favorite potato recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Here's to almost 9 years for you! Oh mercy, we love bell peppers, mushrooms and olives, and I love pimentos too! Looking forward to your wife's baked potatoes. Thanks for the visit!

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  3. Congratulations, not sure how long I have actually been following you but it is a very long time. Love your recipes and these potatoes sound very good to me. On the menu for tomorrow :-) Take care for the next 9 years Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I really like your blog! Take care

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    2. Thnaks for your note re the link, I did see it and I thought I had commented on it but I must be getting old 😊😊😊

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  4. Big congratulations to you Pam.....you are a great blogger! I always know that I'm going to find something very interesting in the food department, right here on your blog. WAY TO GO!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Shug! It has been a lot of years. Take care

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  5. Happy 9th, Pam! Now I need to find out who all these other interesting blogs belong to!

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    1. Hi Anne! Yes, they're all good blogs! Thanks!



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  6. Congratulations! Happy 9th blogoversary!
    Food is one of the great, if not the greatest pleasure in life.
    I can get interested in any subject provided it's well written, and you write very well. Your recipes appear in a very attractive format!
    Everyone loves potatoes; such a versatile legume! Roasted potatoes as in your recipe are a real delicacy.

    Keep up the good work, Pam!

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    1. Thanks, Duta! I try to keep it simple, not a lot of frills. Have a good rest of the week!

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  7. Congrats Pam -glad you decided not to give it up.

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  8. Pam, wow nine years, that makes you one of the pioneers of blogging. Although I've just recently discovered your blog, I've enjoyed every post I've read. You, Bill and Bubba could set at our table for a meal anytime. A big Swedish “Grattis på årsdagen”.

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    1. Thanks, Ron, it's a lot of years here for me. I'm glad to have found your blog. Love the Swedish info since Bill's mom was Swedish. As you'd be welcome at our table any time also, good food, good conversation both sides. Tack så mycket! And have a good day!

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  9. Hi Pam,
    I completely agree with you about potatoes and bloggers! Thanks for the shout-out.

    best... Michigan Lady a.k.a. mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Michigan Lady! Potatoes rule and so does your blog. Take care

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  10. Congratulations on nine years of blogging. I really love potatoes too. This recipe sounds delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Dawn! It just goes on and on... The roasted potatoes were very good. Have a good day!

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  11. SOOO glad you're still blogging away - you would be missed! Happy blogiversary! 9 years is absolutely amazing. Thanks for all the great recipes and inspiration. Love your stories and all the great information and history infused into your recipe. XOXOX Congratulations!

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    1. Hi Tricia! Thanks so much! Like I've told you many times, your baked goods leave me drooling! Blogging is a great thing and I've "met" a lot of interesting people like you. Have a wonderful rest of the week and Happy Halloween! Love

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  12. Happy 9 year Blogiversary, Pam! :) Glad to be one of your blog readers (and state neighbor)! You share so many great Midwest recipes. I'm with you on baked or roasted potatoes, especially roasted with onions. Yum! But the mashed do have their place at the holiday table :)

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    1. Thanks, Susan! You're right about the potatoes. Have a good rest of the week!

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  13. Happy Anniversary! Love this kind of potatoes☺

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    1. Thanks, natalia! Glad you like them too. Take care

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  14. Happy blogiversary!! These potatoes look great - I can almost smell them.

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  15. Wow... 9 years and still going strong.
    Yes every time when we read other's blogs we learn something new.

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    1. Thanks, Haddock! You're so right, there's much to be learned in the blogger world.

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  16. Congrats! We started blogging the same year!
    I love potatoes too!! Yum! Yum! Food brings us all together.

    Glad you did not stop blogging.
    Here's to many more yummy posts.

    M : )

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    1. Cool, Melinda! 9 good years! Food brings us together for sure, esp this time of year. Here's to more posts and potatoes! ☺

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  17. Congratulations on 9 years of blogging...that is a real record. I had to laugh at your comment about Bill thinking it would be a passing whim. My husband thought the same thing. :D

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