Mashed potatoes can be made almost completely ahead. Do nearly everything - boil, peel and mash; stir in milk and salt - up to two days ahead. Before serving, reheat. Adding butter at the last minute makes them taste freshly mashed.
I came up with this recipe one night for dinner and my husband and family loved it and it has become a regular for us. The combination of spiced apples and brie cheese is amazing. Great served with a spring lettuce salad. You can also make this as an appetizer by using a baguette loaf instead of sourdough slices.
And we thought blackberry jam was only for toast. Here it is stirred up with ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, cayenne and red wine vinegar. The result is a sweet, pungent sauce that is great for pork, duck or ribs.