Mash Potatoes for the Heart and Soul

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  1. Cut the potato
    1. Then cut your potatoes into evenly-sized chunks, about an inch or so thick.
  2. Boil the potato
    1. be sure that there is enough cold water in the pan so that the water line sits about 1 inch above the potatoes. 
    1. Add 2-3 cloves garlic and 1 tablespoon salt to the water. 
    1. Turn on high heat until the water comes to a boil. 
    1. And boil the potatoes for about 10-12 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle of a potato goes in with almost no resistance.  
  3. Prepare melted butter mixture
    1. heat your butter, milk and an additional 2 teaspoons of sea salt together
    1. avoid boiling the milk
  4. Pan-dry the potatoes
    1. Return the potatoes to the hot stockpot, and then place the stockpot back on the hot burner, turning the heat down to low.
    1. Using two oven mitts, carefully hold the handles on the stockpot and shake it gently on the burner for about 1 minute to help cook off some of the remaining steam within the potatoes.
    1. Then remove the stockpot entirely from the heat.
  5. Mash the potatoes (duh)
  6. Stir everything together
    1. Then pour half of the melted butter mixture over the potatoes, and fold it in with a wooden spoon or spatula until potatoes have soaked up the liquid. 
    1. Repeat with the remaining butter.  And then again with the cream cheese. 
    1. Fold each addition in until just combined to avoid overmixing, or else you will end up with gummy potatoes.
  7. Taste and season