Video: Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes

Staring down a mountain of leftover mashed potatoes after your holiday feast? Tune in to this week’s video for two creative ways to dress up mashed potatoes, including piped mashed potato stacks and easy, cheesy mashed potato muffins. And don’t forget the Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Pancakes!

Cheesy Leftover Mashed Potato Stacks from justataste.com #recipe #video

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

The cranberry sauce is chilling, the mashed potatoes are in motion and the oil is coming to a boil for our annual Christmas Day feast starring a deep-fried turkey and all the trimmings. And while I’m counting down the minutes until I pile my plate high this evening, I can’t help but start planning for the next food-filled celebration: New Year’s Eve!

‘Tis the season of slow cooker creations, and this time I’m serving up a spinoff on the most pinned Just a Taste recipe of 2013. Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork stars meltingly tender pork shoulder slow-cooked in a sauce of balsamic, honey, garlic, onions, and my secret ingredient, blackberry jam.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

But there’s no fork required for this party-perfect bite. Serve the pulled pork piled high atop brioche buns topped off with a serving of crunchy, cool Asian-inspired coleslaw. Or, skip the sliders and slaw and grab the tortillas for slow cooker pulled pork tacos with pickled red onions. New Year’s Eve has never tasted so good.

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

Slow Cooker Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork from justataste.com #recipe

Video: Reindeer Marshmallow Pops

The Christmas countdown is on, and today I’m celebrating all things holly and jolly with a video tutorial for how to make festive reindeer marshmallow pops. If you’re a fan of reindeer cake pops, then you won’t want to miss this easy update starring marshmallows, chocolate and pretzels. Tune in above then check out the recipes below for more marshmallow pop inspiration.

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NYC Food Blogging Class

NYC Food Blogging Class with Kelly Senyei #blogging

Looking to increase traffic to your food blog? Stumped on food styling? Wondering how to make money blogging? Join me on Tuesday, January 28 at the Center for Food Media at The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City for a 3-hour intensive course on taking your food blog to the next level.

I’ll be providing individual blog consultations as well as group instruction focused on growing, refining, marketing and profiting from your food blog. Tickets are $75 and on sale now, so head over to ICE for more info and to sign up!

What: Taking Your Food Blog to the Next Level

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City

Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies from justataste.com #recipe

Sprinkles are to cookies what sequins are to dresses. They mean the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. Subtle and sublime. “I attended the party” and “I am the party.” These buttery Christmas tree shortbread cookies are the party. And the after-party.

There’s just something about sprinkles that enables them to make any dessert the center of attention. Cookie pops. Mini doughnuts. Fortune cookies. Homemade lollipops. You name the confection, sprinkles have upped its star power.

It doesn’t take much to jazz up classic shortbread cookies. With a festive new shape, a chocolate drizzle and yes, a sprinkle shower, Christmas tree shortbread cookies just might give Christmas Tree Cupcakes some competition for Best Dressed dessert.

Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies from justataste.com #recipe

Christmas Tree Shortbread Cookies from justataste.com #recipe