Romance Cooks

Creamy Garlic Potatoes – Riley Murphy

creamy garlic potato

Here’s the basic recipe that can be turned into a number of different things. After covering the hard way, now skip down—below the “creamy goodness recipe” and let’s get these suckers done the easy way, okay?

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Creamy Goodness Recipe

2 tbs butter


5 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

4 cups milk

2 teaspoons salt

For the finish you’ll need: Four peeled, cut, and boiled potatoes. Drain them and then add to your sauce and serve. Yum.

Now for the crib notes version of this recipe. Hey don’t judge me. I cook a big meal EVERY SINGLE day so I need some cheats. Here’s a biggie. Heheheh.

Fake Creamy Garlic Goodness Recipe

Two tbs of butter

1 can of Campbell’s cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup

½ can of milk (if you’re skinny or having company splurge and use half and half – makes it richer) but seeing as how I’m a tad short for my weight so those extra calories are a no-no, I usually use 2% milk and it works great.

Heat it up. There’s no need to thicken it as you’re using less liquid so the soup base stays thick.

Then all you need to do is salt and pepper to taste. Here again, I will tell you that I use chicken bouillon to season, but you’re welcome to use whatever you want. Only don’t use beef bouillon because I got cocky once when the MIL was coming to dine and…well let’s just say, to this day she thinks I can’t cook. Wow, now that I think about it? That worked out well for me as she never stops by at mealtime. Maybe I should try inviting her over for breakfast and slipping some sugar in her scrambled eggs. *thinking as I twirl my handlebar mustache* Oh, right, I better finish the instructions before I start plotting. After your sauce is heated just pour over your cooked potatoes and you’re done.

Additional tips: If you don’t have time to peel and boil potatoes? Cook them with skin on in the microwave and then scoop out potato when done. Add to sauce and you’ve got creamy garlic mashed potatoes.

Don’t have potatoes, but want something on the plate that looks like ‘em? Use cauliflower instead of potatoes. Works and tastes great.




She knows he’s dangerous for a woman like her.

He knows she’s perfect for a man like him.

From their first meeting, David Hollan is intrigued because Lacy Pembrook is subconsciously hiding someone. Herself. And David wants to know why. He’s patient at first. Willing to give her space, but when she breaks the rules they’ve set between them, he’s ready to hold her accountable. One way or another, he’s going to find the piece of her that’s yet to be uncovered. And when he does? He intends to own it.

Given an ultimatum after she gets caught coloring outsides the lines of their “trial” relationship, Lacy decides to fall in with David’s plans. She’ll cancel her trip and spend her vacation time at his house making up for her transgression. No sweat, right? Wrong. What she doesn’t count on is him going full-out Dom on her. She quickly learns why they call him the quiet one. He’s dead sexy, watchful and stern at the best of times, and now that he has her all to himself, each of those things are magnified tenfold.

By the time Lacy realizes that he’s completely subjugated her—by way of an emotional striptease—it’s too late. She’s bared her soul to him, so when he requests her surrender she has no choice but to give it to him. Or does she?

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