Few things get passed from generation to generation, other than genes and the occasional watch. But somehow family recipes manage to survive, despite new kitchen gadgets and ever-changing food trends. So it’s understandable if you’re resistant to changing it--especially with something as classically American as mashed potatoes.
Dare to try something different, though, and you’ll be rewarded with the silkiest, creamiest mashed potatoes you’ve ever tasted. Don’t worry; there are no drastic recipe adjustments here, no special ways of cooking the potatoes. All you have to do is add one ingredient: cream cheese. In fact, this secret ingredient has even Martha Stewart’s mom swooning.