Scalloped Potatoes (Gratin Dauphinois)

Gratin Dauphinois Scalloped Potatoes

When I was a kid, my mom used to watch Julia Child on TV.  I believe it was Julia Child & Company, although I can't be sure. I can't say that I paid a whole lot of attention to her show, but I remember thinking that her voice and the things she would say were pretty funny. I remember thinking how she was probably the best cook ever, since she had a TV show and cookbooks and so many people talked about her.  I also thought the food she cooked was "fancy", because it wasn't the things we ate … [Read more...]

Cheesy Potato Casserole Recipe + Ham Review

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Several years back, family friends of our invited us to dinner and they served this potluck-type side dish, which I called Cheesy Potato Casserole, but they called it Funeral Potatoes. I thought it was an odd name, but they were good and over the years,  Cheesy Potato Casserole (or Funeral Potatoes) became a family favorite. … [Read more...]