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Potato Central for Thanksgiving

Pine Valley Apartments Blog, Elkton, MD  Potatoes are an integral part of Thanksgiving dinner and we've got a variety of recipes to try this year.

Along with the cooling weather, November brings with it the classic American holiday, Thanksgiving, and that means turkey for dinner at your Pine Valley apartment home. Along with the turkey and cranberries, we’re pretty sure that potatoes will be apart of many people’s menus this year.


Today, we have a variety of potato-based recipes to share, including recipes for sweet potatoes. Get ready for a few mouth-watering dishes to make an unforgettable holiday even more memorable in Elkton, MD.


Mashed Potatoes & Gravy


Perfect Turkey Gravy

Your turkey gravy can really make or break your overall turkey dinner experience. Make this recipe to give your plate the perfect side for turkey or mashed potato dipping. The author of the recipe says it’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll make this holiday, so gather up your butter, flour, black pepper, chicken or turkey stock, and drippings (if you want them) for this Thanksgiving favorite.


Perfect Mashed Potatoes

The author of the recipe says this: “These mashed potatoes truly are perfect. They are light and fluffy and buttery, and the perfect side dish for turkey and gravy or roasted beef or pork.” Plus, she includes this recipe for turkey gravy.


Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Everyone has their favorite way of making mashed potatoes. If you haven’t found yours yet (or if you simply want to try something new), try this recipe! As the author says, the “whipping cream and butter provide a rich creaminess that will make your potatoes stand out.” You’ll be proud to bring this dish to the table!


Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

A five-star rating sets these rosemary mashed potatoes aside from the everyday variety. One reviewer for this Taste of Home recipe said, "In these special-occasion mashed potatoes, I use whipping cream instead of milk. I must admit that I was a little shocked when a good friend suggested this, but have to agree that it certainly makes ordinary mashed potatoes taste exceptional.”


Sweet Potato Recipes


Sweet Potato Casserole

Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, the author says this about the recipe: “One of the side dishes my grandma always brings is Sweet Potato Casserole. This is a recipe that comes from her cookbook {the one she gives each grandchild when they graduate high school}. I made this for my hubby last week and he said it goes on the list of ‘hubby favorites.’ He seriously gobbled up half a pan by himself!”


Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Sink your teeth into a delicious mashed sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan topping. Easy to make-ahead, this recipe bakes in only 30 minutes. “My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I’m sure it will become your new tradition!”


Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in our apartment community! Let us know which recipes you tried in the comments and thanks for reading today’s blog post!