Ellie and Dave Bufkin

Ellie is a breaking news reporter at the Washington Examiner, a senior contributor to The Federalist, and an editor of BRIGHT. She lives in Washington, D.C.

David is Ellie’s dad and co-founder of ClearWord Communications Group, an advertising agency for conservative nonprofit organizations. He is a veteran of the Reagan presidential campaigns and lives in northern Virginia, where he and his family love to cook together.

Don’t Try Those Reinvented Mashed Potatoes For Thanksgiving. Use This No-Fail Classic

If you can’t make a pretty convincing scale replica of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming out of your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes, you are using the wrong recipe.