Thursday, February 14, 2013


You know how it is when a new magazine arrives and a recipe just jumps out at you.  Such was the case this week when my Southern Lady Magazine arrived and a recipe for Twice-Baked Potatoes was pictured with the recipe served with steak!  A win-win for Valentines Day.  As I scanned the recipe - I knew I already had everything except the actual potatoes so I stopped at the market on the way home for those and to pick up a couple steaks to grill.  By the way, Southern Lady is produced by Hoffman Media who give us Tea Time, Victoria and many other wonderful magazines.

Recipe from Mar-Apr 2013 Southern Lady:
Here is what you need for 6 people:

6 large baking potatoes, washed and dried, 2 Tb olive oil, 1 Tb kosher coarse salt, 1/3 cup of soft butter, 3 oz of soft cream cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese - divided, 1 4 oz jar of diced pimentos drained, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground pepper 

Instructions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.  Rub the potatoes with olive oil to coat skins, sprinkle with kosher salt. 

 Place on baking sheet in prepared oven for 55-65 minutes til they are fork tender.  Cool
Cut a thin slice off the top, being careful not to damage skins.  Using a melon scoop, take out potato pulp leaving a 1/4 " thick shell in tack.  In a medium bowl, mix potato pulp, butter and cream cheese
and then stir in  cream, 2 cups cheese, pimento, salt and pepper stirring well.  Return filled shells to prepared oven and bake 20-25 minutes until lightly browned and bubbly.  You can remove and add last 1/2 cup of cheese and then rebrown top if you like!  Serve...

Since I am a "working girl"  I made all 6 potatoes I plan to reheat 2 of them 
 later for lunch and then freeze 2 of them for another dinner later!

I will be linking this post to some other blog parties:  HOME and Home and Garden Thursday
and  Home Sweet Home and Show and Tell Friday

Today  is "Open House" which is all about our homes, crafting, sewing, gardening, baking, collecting, antiquing, scrap booking, etc.  If you are a blogger and would like to join in - please link something appropriate from your blog at the bottom and please include a link to this post on yours.....


Susan said...

Bernideen...Pimento cheese is my favorite and although, I've grilled cheese with it, I've never thought about putting it on baked potatoes! What a great idea and you've made my day:-D Happy Valentine's Day, XOXO

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh, yummy. These potatoes look delicious and your table does too!
I'm the first to link up! I don't think that's ever happened to me before! :)
Happy Valentine's Day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Wow, those potatoes look super scrumptious!! Happy ❤ Day and thanks for hosting!!

Elizabeth said...

Those potatoes sound wonderful, I am saving this recipe for sure!

Ruthie Miller said...

Oh Bernideen, that tablecloth is GORGEOUS!!! I love it.
Roses, roses in such colors.
Your potatoes look yummy. Must try them sometime.
Happy Valentine's Day, Ruthie

Jean | said...

Think my comment just got "glitched." These potatoes look great. Being Southern on my daddy's side, I do love pimento cheese!

NanaDiana said...

One of my favorite magazines- I got it for years! Great looking side dish, too- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Oh, I think I'm going to have to fix me something to eat now. That potatoes looks fabulous, and the cake in your header is calling out to me.
Hope you have a delightful Valentine's Day. ~ Sarah

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your tablecloth is just beautiful and those potatoes look wonderful! Thanks for joining me and Happy Valentines Day to you and your hubby.


Beth said...

Your potatoes look delicious, as does your whole meal. Happy Valentine's Day!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, the meal looks so yummy. I am pinning the potatoes. A fun variation that I want to try. I am cooking lasagne for our Valentine dinner. I use to make it all the time when the kids were growing up. Now, I rarely make it for just hubby and I. He loves it so I thought it would be a nice surprise. Thanks for hosting and Happy Valentines!

Nellie said...

Oh, yum! I don't know if I would be able to stop at only one!

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Yum, that looks delish! Hope your V-Day dinner was great!

I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

Have a great day!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Clara said...

Your potatoes look delicious. I love SLM. and I have quite a few issues. Thanks for hosting.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

The twice-baked potatoes look yummy--the perfect Valentine's Day treat.

relevanttealeaf said...

Your Valentine's meal looks delicious, Bernideen! Beautiful tablecloth too!

Unknown said...

Hi Came from teh Charm of Home Party! This looks delicious I love pimentos...don't get to use them very often so when I see I recipe..I pin it! Than You for hosting! Have a wonderful day!

Unknown said...

Hi just realized that you were hosting a party as well! awesome! just linked up my Valentine's decor hope you like it! Also joined your blog on GFC and following on Pinterest! Have a great weekend!