My mashed potato recipe isn't anything outstanding. It's the recipe that was handed down by my Great Grandmother Bunton and it is very simple. Peel and boil potatoes, drain when fork tender, add some milk (or cream), butter and an egg (or two, depending on the amount of potatoes to be mashed) and mash well. Gravy? Also not rocket science. I use the pan drippings from the turkey and add a slurry of corn starch to the drippings. I bring it to a boil and stir constantly until it thickens to our liking. That gravy sure beats packaged stuff!