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New UK Study Touts Benefits of Potatoes

May 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Health & Nutrition

Perhaps you knew that potatoes were low in calories (110 calories per medium potato) and is cholesterol-free, fat-free and sodium-free. But did you know that potatoes: have five-and-a-half times more fiber than a banana and more vitamin C than three avocados New research from the…

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It’s a No-Mayo-Potato-Salad Day

May 9th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

We understand — sometimes you want something “old” made “new” again. Well, potato salad season is upon us — and we’re going to honor your requests to “hold the mayo.” We’ve gathered a selection of mayo-free potato salad recipes that give new meaning to potato…

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Cinco de Mayo Potato Recipes

May 3rd, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Cinco de Mayo (a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory in the Battle of Puebla against the French in 1862) is the perfect time to sample Mexican cuisine. Here is a collection of Mexican recipes featuring one of the staples of Mexican cuisine — potatoes.…

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Try Potato and Green Olive Stew

May 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking

Watch Chef Joyce Goldstein create an Algerian-inspired recipe featuring petite potatoes,  caramelized onions,  green olives and the wonderful flavors of paprika, cayenne pepper, and cilantro. If you’d prefer this stew as a soup, all you have to do is add chicken broth!

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Spring is Here — Time to Plant Your Potatoes

April 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Growing Vegetables

Interested in planting a few potatoes of your own? Wisconsin is ideal! Our warm summers, cool evenings and rich soils make a perfect environment for growing Wisconsin potatoes. Where to start? Purchase seed potatoes of your favorite potato varieties. In Wisconsin, we grow Russet, round…

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Add Something Colorful and New to Your Easter Table

April 5th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

When you think Spring, you think: new, vibrant, fresh. So this Easter weekend, why not bring a breath of fresh air to your brunch or dinner table? We’ve collected a number of recipes that feature a variety of potatoes — in a variety of manners.…

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Celebrate National Potato Chip Day

March 14th, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Parents, Recipes

Happy National Potato Chip Day! Tradition has it that potato chips were invented in 1853 by a frustrated chef — George Crum of Saratoga Springs, New York — responding to a customer who repeatedly sent back his potatoes because they were too “thick, soggy and…

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Go Beyond Fish Fries and Fries

March 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Cooking, Recipes

Potatoes and fish make for a wonderful combination. And while Wisconsinites love a Friday night Fish Fry, we thought we’d provide some alternatives you can make at home. Baked Fish and Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic. Is your mouth watering yet? This meal allows you…

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