I have been using these 2 recipes for a few years. We love the fries, I don't always have the time to cut them into thick matchsticks, but they are just as good a little thicker, they just take a little longer to cook.
The parmasan mashed potatoes are really good too. I always use the "optional" butter, and have been known to add a bit more cheese. My husband claims he doesn't like parmasan cheese so if I have cheddar, I use that, otherwise what he doesn't know won't hurt him.