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Friday, June 14, 2013

Ready-To-Eat Baked Potato Recipe

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Ready-To-Eat Baked Potato Recipe

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During the last couple weeks of May, I went on a search for great bloggers to Guest Post on my blog. I was able to be a guest blogger for the first time a few months ago, on a really neat blog called You Brew My Tea. I enjoyed being able to share my ideas and -in my case- A fun Spring Kids Activity (Homemade Chalk Paint). I received a wonderful amount of traffic from the guest post and was super thrilled! I was extremely happy with the outcome and wanted to let other bloggers share their idea's with my readers too. -- I was able to find a some wonderful bloggers who are each different in their own way and I believe they will bring us all kinds of wonderful tips and ideas. Make sure you show them some blog love and let them know that Autumn from My Kind Of Introduction sent ya!! Don't forget to comment below as well to let us know how you liked the post! I love hearing feed back and I'm sure the other bloggers do too!! I'm thinking about making this a continuous ordeal where anyone can send in a guest post and I'll even start trading posts!! If your interested comment below of email me your idea and/or post (as long as it's Family Oriented) to
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Last week we had an awesome guest post featuring a kids craft from A Mouse in My Kitchen and this week I'm happy to bring you a mouth-watering recipe for Ready-To-Eat Baked Potatoes from Katie over at Clark Condensed! Making me hungry just thinking about them! Scroll down to find out exactly what I mean by mouth-watering!!


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The potato... One of the most basic staples of life, but also one of the most versatile. I grew up eating potatoes in all different forms -- fried, baked, mashed, twice baked...everything. Part of me attributes this to the fact that my mom is from Idaho, but really...I think it's because potatoes are just so delicious!

So, one of my favorite ways to eat a potato is baked. I've always loved watching the butter melt onto a warm potato, and then piling on all the toppings my mom would put out -- cheese, sour cream, pepperonis (is that weird?!), and green onions. It definitely wasn't something you wanted to eat if you were on a diet, but boy oh boy...I'm getting hungry thinking about it! 

Over the years, I've tried different ways to bake a potato, and I recently discovered my favorite way. This is SO easy, and the potato comes out of the oven ready to eat. You can totally customize it in anyway, and it's done in 40 minutes. Paired with a juicy roast or BBQ chicken, this is the perfect side dish. I present to you, the world's best baked potato. 

It's so easy to do and totally kid friendly. In fact, I bet any kid that loves to help in the kitchen would love to help make this. You can eat them plain, or add cheese, bacon, sour cream, or, if you're weird like me, pepperonis. The possibilities are endless, and once you try this, you may never go back to the traditional way of eating a baked potato again!

Ready-To-Eat Baked Potato
serves 5

  • 5 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup olive or coconut oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Toppings of choice -- Suggestions: sour cream, cheese, basil, bacon, pepperonis, green onions, etc.
Preheat oven to 350. Wash and dry potatoes, and place on a large cookie pan. Using a sharp knife, cut 1/2-inch thick slices almost completely through the potato, leaving about 1/2-inch attached at the bottom of the potato. Brush olive oil or coconut oil over the potato, making sure to brush the individual slices. Drizzle butter on top of potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Place in oven and cook for 40 minutes, unless you want to add cheese, sour cream, or other toppings. If so, cook for 30 minutes and add additional toppings for remaining 10 minutes. 

Time to eat!!

Don't they look delicious?! How did you like this wonderful Guest Post Recipe from Clarks Condensed? Let us know below!

(I just thought of something... I bet if you wrapped these potatoes in aluminum foil, they would be perfect for a camp fire or grill! Just a random thought! hehe)

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  1. Thanks for letting me me guest post today. I love the idea of wrapping it in aluminum foil!

    1. Your very welcome hun! And thanks! I can't wait to try out those potatoes!! And the aluminum foil idea just came to me while I was setting up the post lol :-)

      Thanks for the #GuestPost! I would love to work together again in the near future!

  2. I love blogs that have guest posts! What a wonderful way to support one another. I have never cut my potatoes before baking them. I bet the butter slathered in there keeps them nice and moist (and makes them extra delicious!). Might have to give this a try this weekend!

    1. I just recently started posting guest posts at the beginning of June (started collecting in May) and I love it! I agree supporting each other is what keeps us going. We're the only ones who truly knows what other bloggers are going through when it comes to work!

  3. With going through a lot of health issues I have found that red or gold potatoes (not white) are very liver friendly. If you eat them with the skins on. Needless to say, I eat a lot of red and gold potatoes... gold being my favorite

    1. I did not know that! Thanks for the Health Tip!! I'll keep that in mind! :-D

  4. Oh these do look tasty! I would also make them with gold potatoes. I can't wait to give these a try.

  5. Those potatoes look amazing - I do have a thing about jacket potatoes though, had a lovely one this week with smoked mackerel in it :) x

    1. The potato sounds great bit I'd do without the Mackerel :-D Potato's are my favorite veggie!!! Can't wait to try these, I haven't gotten the chance yet :( I will soon though!!

  6. This looks super yummy. I love finding new potato recipes because potatoes are so cheap! Thanks for linking this up last week at the pin it proudly link party. I pinned it on pinterest I can’t wait to see what you link up this week! here's the link to this weeks party


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