Creamy Mashed Potatoes

My mom always made the most amazing mashed potatoes. To die for!   
Here is Mom's Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe.

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3 pounds Idaho potatoes - peeled and cut into large pieces. 
 Place the potatoes in COLD water (cover the potatoes with the water) 
and add a tsp salt and - bring to a boil and cook until tender. 

Drain well and place back into the pan. 
Toss about 4-6 tablespoons of salted butter along with about a cup (we use a bit more) of 
sour cream (don't use the non fat stuff).  

Sometimes we'll add a bit of warm milk to the potatoes to increase the creaminess. 

We use our mixing bowl beaters rather than a potato masher to mix up the potatoes.

When it's all mixed up and nice and creamy - we transfer the creamy mashed potatoes into a big bowl add a big dollop of butter and a dash of paprika. 

Here's another fabulous recipe - Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes