Crestview mom cooks up prize-winning mashed potatoes

Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM.

Barrett's daughter, Marti, was a toddler in the 1980s when her grandmother first served the blue ribbon-winning mashed potatoes.

Now married and living in Maryland, Marti Woodlawn makes the same mashed potatoes for her family, Barrett said.

"She's also very innovative in the kitchen," Barrett said. "She'll call up and tell me about something awesome she made and how the whole family loves it. I said, 'That's because you're a girl after my own heart. You come from a long line of good cooks, kiddo.'"

Four generations of women enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, Barrett said.

"I'm always coming up with stuff that I just put together," Barrett said. "My grandmother is still alive and she's still cooking. She's a wonderful cook. She makes the best apple pie on this earth."

Barrett said her husband Michael's favorite meal is Thanksgiving dinner, which is her favorite meal to prepare.

Of course, Mom's Deluxe Mashed Potatoes join the turkey, ham, and other dishes on the table.

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