About Richelle

If there is such a thing as “hippy geek” I would fit in that category. I am an animal lover, love my family, tolerate people, and have loads of fun with my best friend and husband. As 40 something empty nesters we are focused on work and play. This is our little place to share our hopes, dreams, as well as express who we are. Come on in grab a bean bag chair and enjoy yourself!

Potatoes Veggies

The Perfect Mashed Taters

By on December 31, 2023

Servings 2
Double or triple based on need

Images and write-up coming soon.


4 – 5 (12 ounces) medium potatoes
Salt & Pepper
3 Tbsp. Butter

Dice potatoes into 12 inch pieces.
Place potatoes in a medium pot with a pinch or two of salt. Add enough water so the potatoes are covered by 2 inches of water.
Bring to a boil and cook until softened (10 – 12 minutes).
Reserve 12 cup of the potato cooking liquid. Then drain the potatoes.
Return to pan or serving bowl, add butter, and season with salt and pepper.
Use potato masher to mash the potatoes adding splashes of the potato cooking liquid gradually until potatoes are creamy. Taste and add more salt and pepper to your liking.