Phew! This posting something every day thing is tough and I’m only one week in. I have no plan for how I’ll keep things going. I just plan to write. Since I’ve been cooking my ass off all weekend…I’ll give you another recipe.

That’s right folks: Potatoes au gratin. I sweat potatoes never tasted so good. Mind you, I’ve had au gratin before. What I made last night far surpassed my expectations. Again, recipes are meant to be tweaked and played with; the more you play, the more you enjoy…as I’ve recently discovered.

Without further ado…

Potatoes au Gratin

2 lbs russet potatoes (cut into 1/4″ slices)
2 cups of heavy cream
2 shredded Parmesan
1/2 an onion (slice julienne)
1 tsp fresh thyme
1 tsp crushed garlic
salt & pepper


  1. In medium sauce pan, warm cream, garlic, and thyme
  2. In 2-quart arrange potatoes in overlapping pattern in sprinkle cheese, salt, pepper and onions. Make two or three layers, leaving top layer uncovered.
  3. Pour cream mixture over potatoes.
  4. Bake uncovered for 1 hour, sprinkle more cheese over top and bake until golden brown.
  5. Let stand for 5 minutes.

I kid you not, these potatoes were insane.