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10 Ways to Cook Up a Bag of Idaho Spuds

Potatoes are cheap, classic comfort food. This week, we’ve got a 5 pound bag on sale for 3 bucks. Crazy cheap! Of course, there’ve been too many times when I’ve grabbed a bag of potatoes from the grocery store, brought it home, and forgot about the bag…or forgot about all the incredible things you can make with spuds. To keep such a travesty from ever again happening at your house or mine, here’s 10 hand-picked recipes–the best of the web–that will inspire you to create something simple and splendid from that bag of potatoes sitting in your pantry.

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  • Healthy Homemade Fries 1 of 10
    Healthy Homemade Fries
    Try these simple, stick thin fries!
    Recipe available at Zesty Cook
  • Potato Salad 2 of 10
    Potato Salad
    Your momma's recipe. But better. Make potato salad for end of the summer potlucks, picnics, and family dinners.
    Recipe available at Maggie's Cookbook Club
  • Hasselbeck Potatoes 3 of 10
    Hasselbeck Potatoes
    The easiest, most eye-catching way ever to cook a spud!
    Recipe available right here at Babble!
  • Pizza Baked Potatoes 4 of 10
    Pizza Baked Potatoes
    Turn your potatoes into a meal that kids and adults will love!
    Recipe available right here at Babble!
  • Bacon Jacket Potatoes 5 of 10
    Bacon Jacket Potatoes
    Crispy on the outside. Soft and tender on the inside. Try these out!
    Recipe available right here at Babble!
  • Oven Bakes Garlic Parmesan Fries 6 of 10
    Oven Bakes Garlic Parmesan Fries
    Who says potatoes can't be simple and entirely, wondrously perfect?
    Recipe right here at Babble!
  • Twice Baked Potatoes 7 of 10
    Twice Baked Potatoes
    A touch of sour cream makes these Twice-Baked Potatoes become out of this world delicious.
    Recipe available at Fine Cooking
  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes 8 of 10
    Perfect Mashed Potatoes
    Grab some butter and get mashing!
    Recipe available at Vivek's Epicurean Adventures
  • Roasted Potatoes 9 of 10
    Roasted Potatoes
    Crispy, golden perfection.
    Recipe available at Food Network
  • Dauphinois Scalloped Potatoes 10 of 10
    Dauphinois Scalloped Potatoes
    Potatoes just don't get any better than this.
    Recipe available at Pham Fatale

Sweet Potato Chips are a great healthy and homemade alternative for your kids!

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