It's perfect on your Thanksgiving table, or for Christmas dinner. Reduce heat to low, then slice up the cream cheese and add it to the skillet. It was my first event I had an opportunity to be part of since he started Kindergarten, and it went really well. I’m embarrassed at the quality of the photo. The sun’s coming through the window, which means these photos will be a real challenge. The original recipe calls for cream and half-and-half, but I use whole milk versus the half-and-half with great results. Whisk in milk and cook until thick and bubbly. You’ve gotta try these, my darling friends. Allow the casserole to sit on the counter to rest for about 5 minutes before serving. I have made a few scalloped potato recipes, and this one is my favorite because it is tried and tested, and it is decadently delicious. If you want to use the black dust in the red and white can, you’ll hear no judgment from me. I love her. Allow potatoes to sit 15 minutes before serving. It’s off center, and the light from the window is messing everything up. Really, there’s not much you could do to warrant judgment from me. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook onion in butter until soft, add flour and cook for 2 minutes, whisking. So really salt away, and if you think the sauce tastes adequately salty, salt it some more. There is one solution when you are tired and need a day of television, a walk outside, and comfort food. The cheese blend is cheddar and monterey jack, and is easily to use one type of a combination of other cheeses. Stir around until cream cheese melts into the butter and onions. Sister Agatha Mary Margaret said that to me once. I’ll use the sage in small quantities since it can really overpower, but I thought it would give a nice Thanksgiving-y flavor to the dish. But we’ll talk about that in PW Photography. I decided on parsley, which is kind of a no-brainer for this type of dish; rosemary, which is my favorite herb ever; chives, which pack a flavor punch beyond measure; and SAGE. And LOOK! Perfect for holidays and weeknights – these scalloped potatoes make a great side dish! In my experience with this dish, it’s very easy to UNDERsalt it, which is never good. I’m sorry, okay? To me, it is such a cozy meal, and a perfect way to hunker down at home. Mix to gently incorporate. It’s just that I’ve had this huge block of the real stuff in my fridge for months, and I can’t not use it. Peel off the outer papery layer, then make very small vertical slices across the onion. It’s almost ridiculous in its blatant disregard for the rules of even remotely healthy eating, I tried to get embarrassed about posting it. Pour the heated cream into a large bowl with the potato slices. And I don’t need any. I was a little MIA this week because I was helping plan Kellen’s Fall Fest for his school. Using a mandolin or slicer, slice potatoes into 1/8-inch slices (very thin.) Oh, how I love fresh chives. Skins are of course optional, but I like the rustic feel they give the meal. And the reason I couldn’t is that I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t share its deliciousness with you; it’s really that good. Add cream cheese to the pan and stir to melt. Season with plenty of salt and pepper, then add chopped herbs. And remember: you’re salting not just for the sauce, but for all those potatoes you just sliced. Did I cough? You'll Love These Creamy, Dreamy Mashed Potatoes. Allow potatoes to sit 15 minutes before serving. There’s probably a teaspoon here. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the ham/onion mixture, then 1/3 of the cheese, then pour on 1/3 of the cream mixture. If you do use a mandoline, keep this in mind: it’s the most dangerous kitchen tool there is. Add diced ham and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly. 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The Pioneer Woman participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. If you’re trying to eat healthily and eliminate fat and calories from your diet, I wouldn’t be a friend if I didn’t tell you right now to RUN. They’re as sharp as all get-out, yes…but the downward, back-and-forth motion with which you slice the food lends itself well to one’s hand slipping and hitting the blade square on.