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Winter Warmer (Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips)

(Shared recipe submitted by John Overholt.)

Serves 3 to 4

John writes: "I love mashed potatoes, especially with gravy or as a snack with a poached egg on top. I also like the root vegetables so this concoction kills two birds with one masher and is particularly good with any beef casserole-type dish."


Boil potatoes and parsnips in separate pans until fully cooked. Mash potatoes well with a very good dollop of butter and salt and pepper to taste. Add sufficient cream or milk to ensure they are 'creamy'. Mash parsnips well and add to potatoes. Beat thoroughly (add more cream if needed) and add horseradish to taste--I like the end result to be 'warm'. As the mixture will be cool by now, reheat in microwave or on top of a double boiler.

About John: John is a very good e-mail friend from England, which explains the British spellings and ingredients in his recipes. We have had many conversations about cooking and I am delighted that he decided to share some of the mouth-watering recipes he mentions in his correspondence. He is a great cook. I know he would appreciate hearing from you. His e-mail address is

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