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Creamy Twice Baked Potatoes

We don’t know what carb-loving, butter seduced groundhog saw its own muffin top, but we are thankful, because it appears that FATember has come early this year! Usually, we devote this time of year to double-down on our workouts and begin our lettuce diets in preparation for sexy, shirtless gay Halloween. This year, we’re ditching our attempts at a costume that’s even remotely sexy and going the comedy angle instead. Thank the baby Jesus!

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The last two years at one of our favorite events, Halloween New Orleans, we’ve stripped down to show the fruity fruits of our labor. Now, we can’t exactly divulge what this year’s spectacle will be, but we can say that Spanx will definitely be involved because we have been binge-eating  to the fullest.

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So, while there isn’t anything ground-breaking about twice-baked potatoes, like our waistlines and disappearing abs, we don’t care. The creamy, buttery goodness of these delicious spuds remind us of fancy steak dinners and make the fat girls inside us do obnoxious happy dances.

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creamy twice baked potatoes
makes 8

  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 8 tablespoons of butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

optional toppings:

  • bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • green onions, chopped
  • cheddar cheese (or any cheese really…get crazy!), shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and scrub potatoes thoroughly. Pat dry and lightly drizzle olive oil on each potato and season with salt and pepper.  Wrap in aluminum foil and place in oven for 1 hour.

Remove from oven, let cool slightly, halve and scoop out insides of potatoes. Set skins aside. Place potatoes into a large bowl and add butter, cream, cream cheese, chives, cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Next, you can scoop potato mixture evenly back into shells or if you’re feeling fancy, pipe them into the shells with a large star shaped frosting tip. Like a Play Dough fun factory with mashed potatoes. Return to 350 degree oven for an additional 15-20 minutes, remove and top with desired toppings. Serve hot.




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