Oh the lowly spud; never the star always the supporting side. However with a little attention and detail the common spud can be elevated to new heights. Kick up normal everyday mashed potatoes with peppery arugula and bring a little texture to the party with toasted bacon bread crumbs. Follow then few simple ideas for great successful homemade mashed potatoes every time. Set out your butter, heavy cream and sour cream to warm up to room temperature. Cook potatoes just until fork tender and remove from the water immediately. Drain but don’t rinse and place back in the pot used to cook the potatoes.Add your ingredients and any other flavoring you’d like and mash together by hand with a potato masher. Plate and top with the bread breads and serve. It’s as simple as that.