5 Recipes People Under Age 50 Probably Haven’t Tried

5 delicious vintage recipes mashed potato frosting


5 Delicious Vintage Recipes, #5

Who Would Have Thought This Was Even Possible?! What would you say if you took a big ‘ol bite out of a luscious cupcake that was covered in fudgy, chocolate frosting only to learn that the icing was made from mashed potatoes?

5 delicious vintage recipes mashed potato frosting

You wouldn’t say anything. You’d faint. Probably. But these awesome cupcakes are totally worth it. I didn’t tell my family that the frosting was made from mashed potatoes until AFTER they ate the cake. They didn’t believe me!

I’ll make this mashed potato chocolate frosting again and again!


1/2 cup mashed potatoes (you shouldn’t use leftover mashed potatoes for this recipe)

1/4 cup softened Land O lakes  butter

1 tsp McCormick vanilla extract

2 rounded tbsp. Hershey cocoa powder

2 cups icing sugar


Cook a medium potato in the microwave until it’s cooked through but the skin isn’t wrinkled yet, about 4 minutes.

Cut the potato into pieces and, make sure it’s completely soft. If not, microwave (covered) a little longer. Mash potato with a fork.

Place into a mixer bowl with the softened butter, extract and cocoa powder. Mix until smooth.

Add the icing sugar one cup at a time, then 1/2 cup at a time and beat until frosting is light and smooth and of spreading consistency. Add some more icing sugar, if needed.

Use immediately or freeze until needed.


Quick Tip: This recipe works well with both instant and homemade mashed potatoes.



A couple of weeks ago, my 15-year-old daughter begged me to make a pone of cornbread. I did and she took it in her lunch until it was gone. The kids asked her what it was! I was going to make pinto beans to go with it, but someone had my slow cooker and I couldn’t cook them while we were gone. I have finally gotten to the point where I can put a little of this and that together to make a good pone of cornbread. And I’m under 40!!!

Corn pone is simply corn bread that doesn’t have eggs and is usually shaped as an oval. There are actually special cast iron pans that have compartments that are shaped like ears of corn.

Lol all yall are asking what a pone is when it clearly has been explained what it is, pay attention people!!!!

The pone of bread is the whole cake not cut. You can also make biscuits in a pone or individual biscuits. Some people cut them. Others just break the pone and get how much they want. Breaking bread together.

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