About Valerie Rice

Valerie Rice was born and raised in Southern California, and the California lifestyle is apparent in all her endeavors. A serial entertainer, master gardener, passionate margarita maker, and skilled home cook, Valerie shares her passions on her popular food and lifestyle site, eatdrinkgarden.com, as well as on her EatDrinkGarden Instagram account. Valerie has been featured in Sunset, House Beautiful, C Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, and Flutter and has appeared on Access Hollywood Live and Hallmark’s Home & Family. Valerie lives in Santa Barbara with her husband, two daughters, a couple of labradoodles, and a coop full of chickens. @eatdrinkgarden

An oval serving dish filled with mashed potato gratin and a portion of it on a plate beside the dish.

Mashed Potato Gratin

Our recipe testers called these potatoes “pure heaven,” “yumminess,” and “genius.” That’s just a few of the rave reviews we heard for these delicately flavored spuds.

A white bowl of mustard potato salad with celery with a silver spoon resting inside.

Mustard Potato Salad with Celery

Not all potato salad has to be drowning in mayo. Sometimes, all you need is a tangy mustard and garlic dressing with more flavor than fat. And a few cornichons never hurt, either.