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Here are two recipes that have been requested.

The first is for my mother-in-law’s potato salad. I wrote about it here and here.

Mother’s Potato Salad

2.5 pounds potatoes
3 eggs
1 cup diced pickles
1/8 -1/4 cup diced onion
1/8 cup finely diced celery (extremely optional)
1 cup mayonaisse
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon pickle juice
salt to taste

Boil the potatoes and eggs together. Potatoes can be either red or brown (red ones do not fall apart as easily as brown). Leave the potatoes whole with skin on. Cook 20-30 minutes or until a fork pierces the center easily. Let potatoes and eggs cool. Then peel and dice potatoes. Peel eggs and cut in two; remove the egg yolks (put them in a separate bowl) dice the egg whites and add to potatoes. Add pickles/onions/celery and anything else you would like. Salt these ingredients.

Mash the egg yolks with a fork and add mayo, mustard, and pickle juice and a little salt. Whip together until well blended. Add mayo mixture to potatoes and mix well.


The next recipe is a dip I served at our housewarming party. It got rave reviews. I discovered it on a parenting forum. A woman named Dana posted it, so I am calling it:

Dana’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 (5 ounce) cans of chicken, drained and shredded (note: we doubled this, since during our test-run we discovered we wished for more chicken, so get 4 cans or 2 large cans if you want a lot of chicken)
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup ranch dressing
3/4 cup red hot sauce (we used bottled buffalo wing sauce)
shredded cheddar cheese, you decide how much

Frito Scoops

Beat cream cheese, ranch dressing, and red hot sauce. Fold in shredded chicken. Spread mixture into a pie plate sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Add cheddar to top and bake an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve hot with Fritos and celery sticks.


These foods won’t help you lose weight, unclog your arteries, or impress your friends at MENSA. They will taste yummy, though.

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