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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes

I just happened to be roasting a whole chicken the day I made these mashed potatoes, so I decided to throw a bunch of garlic cloves in the pan to roast with it. You can use raw minced garlic if you prefer.

I also used the pan drippings in the potatoes to add more flavour. Even my littlest one liked these and she doesn't usually eat anything mashed, so that says something! Mmmm!

Mash it up!

Don't they look creamy and delicious?!

Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes
Makes 6 servings

  • 3lbs potatoes, peeled and cubed (I used white)
  • 5 cloves roasted garlic (or 3 cloves raw, minced)
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water for about 15 minutes or until tender. If using raw garlic, add it to the boiling water as well. Drain.
  2. Give the potatoes  mash with a potato masher then add all other ingredients. Keep mashing until the potatoes are as smooth as you like them.
  3. That's it. Mashed potatoes are easy, there's no reason not to make them more often!


  1. Garlic and chives in one of my favorite combinations. These look heavenly!

  2. I like the addition of sour cream AND roasted garlic. Your potatoes look fantastic!

  3. Looks delish and I love the roasted garlic on top.

    If you haven't already I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry Aloo Tikki

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. beautiful and delicious looking! Great Choice for THE CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE!!

  5. I have never used chicken broth in mashed potatoes before. I will have to try it. Thanks!
    What a great recipe!

  6. This recipe is right up my alley! Love garlic and chives! Great recipe! :)

  7. I just love the Sour Cream and Chive combination for your Potatoes. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen

  8. Oh yum! I would eat those roasted garlic cloves whole. Delicious!!!

  9. All the yummy flavors I like to use when I make mashed potatoes. Delish!!


  10. the addition of chives is a great idea :)

  11. Roasted garlic makes everything better, love it!

  12. Roasted garlic are so lovely, I can see how these potatoes would be sublime...and the sour cream does not hurt either ;-)

  13. I love your presentation with the chives and roasted garlic! MMM them potatoes sure look good :) I'm #71 on the blog hop!!

  14. I so heart roasted garlic. I bet these potatoes are AAAMazing! I would over eat for sure.

  15. These look really delicious!! Love how you placed the chives over the top for your photo. And how can you go wrong with roasted garlic?? Yum.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground (#42 in the Challenge)

  16. Looks delicious! I need to try your recipe. Thanks for stopping by (#68). I'm still trying to get to all the blogs :)

  17. Visiting from the Challenge #63. I love the presentation and the recipe looks really good. I love the garlic!

  18. Big fan of roasted garlic. Could eat these every day. You did a wonderful job with yours. I decided to follow you while I was here. Hope you have a wonderful week.
    Kim Bee

  19. I've never used chicken broth in mashed potatoes before, it would certainly lighten them up some. They look great. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    April #36

  20. They look delicious. I love sour cream and chives in mashed potatoes!

  21. I love chives and garlic together. A winning combo! Thank you for you comment(s) :) They both showed up just fine :) BTW- I love your festive look of your blog, so cute and cheery!

  22. Oh yum!! I am searching for a great tasting mashed potato recipe. I like the idea of chicken broth. Giving it a try!

    Thanks for stopping by my Mashed Potato Cakes post, #59!

  23. You plated it up SO beautifully, of course your little one would like it. I *like* it!


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