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A small town family in the Midwest makes the best mashed potatoes from an old family recipe. These mashed potatoes have satisfied many hungry eaters for generations.

Ingredients

8 Medium sized potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
1 Stick of butter
2 Tablespoons of cream cheese
2 Tablespoons of sour cream
¼ Cup of cream
½ Teaspoon of baking powder
Salt & pepper to taste
Garlic powder (optional)
Onion powder (optional)

In a large sauce pan, add the potatoes and fill with cold water to the top of the potatoes.

Bring to a boil on high.

Put butter around the top of the pan on the inside to prevent the water from boiling over.

Boil until the potatoes are tender for mashing.

Turn off the heat.

Drain the water.

Put the butter and cream cheese in the bottom of a large mixing bowl.

Add the drained potatoes.

Mix with a mixer on high speed until the potatoes are smooth and not lumpy.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Mix on low speed until blended.

Makes 4 generous servings.


For party mashed potatoes, make the mashed potatoes the night before the party following the above recipe. Pre-heat the oven at 300 degrees. Put the mashed potatoes in an oven safe dish. Garnish with butter squares and parsley. You can also use Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until golden brown on the top.