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Stir in Flavor

It doesn't take much to put your own twist on a recipe. Try mixing in a little something to launch recipes from ordinary to extraordinary.

Mashed Potatoes

Try adding these to your mashed potatoes:

  • Blue cheese topped with diced fresh tomatoes
  • Cooked chopped spinach and crumbled goat cheese
  • Roasted garlic (or boil cloves of garlic with the potatoes and mash)
  • Diced sautéed bacon and shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • Chopped Chipotle Chiles and shredded Cheddar
  • Horseradish and sour cream topped with chives
  • Boursin cheese

Make a standard vinaigrette (1/4 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon honey), then make it your own by whisking in:

  • Blue cheese
  • Fresh basil and minced lemon zest
  • Herbs, herbs, herbs
  • Molasses or maple syrup (use in place of the honey)
  • Crushed raspberries
  • Orange or apple juice concentrate
  • Heavy cream for a light creamy dressing
Sour Cream, Mayonnaise or Yogurt

To put a twist on a classic condiment, try adding any of the following:

  • Minced lemon, orange or lime zest
  • Mashed avocado
  • Wasabi paste or powder
  • Minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • Minced fresh herbs (dill, basil, chives, parsley, cilantro)
  • Pureed roasted red pepper
  • Horseradish
  • Honey