My Favorite Holiday Recipe | Mashed Potatoes

Christmas time is a time for family traditions, Christmas decorations and lots of delicious Holiday milk recipes! My family has a lot of family traditions which involve creating delicious milk recipes.  Our milk consumption increases about 5 times during the Holiday season as we are making a lot of our favorite milk recipes  throughout the season.

Milk is not only one of  our favorite staples to cook with, it’s an essential part for good health as  it provides strong bones & healthy skin.  Milk helps you to recuperate your muscles from exercise.   Milk also helps you sleep well and get the needed rest during the busy holidays.  One of the things  I love about cooking with milk is that it is a creative way to make drinking milk a fun  healthy experience.


Every year my family and I make Tamales and enjoy the delicious aromas of champurado, hot cocoa and egg nog, just to name a few.  We also enjoy walking throughout our neighborhood and share our delicious recipes.  We’re similar to Christmas Carolers but instead of music, we bring food.  My neighbors are in for a treat this year as I will be sprinkling this years’ neighborhood Christmas Cheer with some positivity.


Arroz Con Leche , Chocolate Abuelita and Sweet Potato Ramekins are a few of my favorite milk dessert recipes.  I also enjoy cooking traditional foods during the holidays.  One of my favorite traditional milk dishes to make are mashed potatoes.

Everytime I make mashed potatoes I prepare enough to share with my guests.  For Thanksgiving I made two batches (enough to share with every guest).  The recipe is very simple, but requires the preparer to keep a watchful eye on the stove to ensure it doesn’t overcook.

From my family to your family, I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of positivity!

Mashed Potatoes Recipe


  • 5 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered length-wise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Put potatoes into a saucepan. Add salt. Add water until potatoes are covered. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes, or until done – a fork can easily be poked through them.

Warm milk and melt butter, together, either in microwave or in a pan on the stove. Drain water from potatoes. Put hot potatoes into a bowl. Add milk and melted butter. Use potato masher to mashed potatoes until well mashed. Use a strong spoon to beat further, adding milk to achieve the consistency you desire. Salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 12. Serve warm and with Love.

Let’s Talk About it!  What is your favorite Holiday milk recipe? What are some or your Holiday traditions?


Eva Smith

Publisher at Tech Life Magazine
Eva is an award winning entrepreneur and Publisher of Tech Life Magazine. She has been recognized by Ford Motor Company as a Mujer Legendaria Inteligente (Smart Entrepreneur), USA Today Magazine as a Top Blogger to Watch and Latina Magazine as a Top 25 Latinas Who Shine in Technology. Her work has also been featured on Mashable,, Babble, Baby Center,, USA Today, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, National Parks Services, Voxxi, NBC Latino, Rolling Stone Magazine & more.She is technologist, engineer, bilingual freelance writer, speaker and digital media consultant.


  1. A mi también me encantan y tengo un post pendiente de esta receta.

  2. Why am I reading your post at 1am?! It’s so good and now I want some lol. Thanks for the recipe and I love the photo of your family. Que lindas!

  3. My favorite holiday milk recipe is Coquito (condensed milk, evaporated milk… LOL)! We love mashed potatoes in our house too (ex. according to my sister I ruined Thanksgiving because I forgot to make the mashed potatoes – she announed this at the table to shame me. Gotta love your siblings). I have a love affair with milk. I really do. It’s sad really, becuase my Che is lactose intolerant. I guess milk opposites attract. LOL



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