Saturday, July 9, 2011

Potato Salad & A New Giveaway Winner...


I am announcing a new giveaway winner, in place of the previous winner, for the Bake It Pretty gift card giveaway and I also have a super simple potato salad recipe to share with you.


The new winner is......

...... Lark!

Please contact me with an email address at sodomesticated (at) hawaii (dot) rr (dot) com to claim your prize by this Wednesday or a new winner will be chosen... thanks!

On to the recipe......

I am pretty picky about my potato salads. I like them simple, creamy, and good. I grew up eating this particular potato salad... so, I may be a little biased. It's my other grandma's recipe. Mimi had some great recipes that have been passed down in the family.

You can't beat the simplicity of this recipe. Of course you could add other ingredients, if you'd like... nothin' wrong with that... personalize it to your taste. That's the fun of cooking, right?


So, the next time you are hosting or going to a BBQ, whip up THIS potato salad.

Do. It.

Mimi's Potato Salad

  • 8 whole Red Potatoes
  • 8 whole Eggs
  • 1/2 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Whole Milk or Half and Half
  • 1 container (15 Oz. Jar) Miracle Whip
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard or To Taste
  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper, or To Taste
Place potatoes in a large pot covered in cold water and boil them. It takes about 20-45 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes. Check with a fork to determine doneness - they should be soft to throughout when done. When done, remove from the heat and drain the water and allow to cool. Once cooled completely, peel and cube them.

While the potatoes boil, place the eggs in a medium to large pot, cover with cold water and add a little salt. Put them over heat and when the eggs come to a rolling boil, remove from the heat and let them sit covered for 13-15 minutes. Peel and chop once cooled. I run the eggs under cold water and peel them.

Place the potatoes, hard boiled eggs and chopped onion aside in a large bowl. 

Next, in a medium bowl, whisk the milk or half and half into the Miracle Whip. Whisk in the mustard and salt and pepper. Taste and make adjustments as needed. Pour over the potato mixture and coat.

The salt in the water helps the eggs from cracking while boiling. 
When peeling them, hit the egg dead center on the narrow end and they seem to peel easier. 


I'm linking this post up to I'm Lovin' It Fridays.


  1. Oh...oh...I am so Happy! What a nice way to start off my new week! Thank you so much! I will be sending you my info. :)

    *And I think this salad not only sounds good, but looks yummy!

    Thank you again!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful dish...I'm picky about my tater salad too, but I think this one 'fits the bill' glad you shared! Simple is so often b.e.s.t!

  3. Yum! I can use some of that potato salad for lunch today. I brought in something that needs to be microwaved and it's too hot for that...

  4. Congrats to Lark! And this potato salad sounds simple and tasty =)

  5. Mmmmm, love potato salad! 8 it! :)

  6. P.S. Hooray for Whittier:) It IS a small world!

  7. Congrats Lark! And Emily wow this looks delish! Great photo as always!

  8. Congrats to Lark! This potato salad sounds delish!

  9. The potato salad looks simple yet so tasty!
    Congratulations, Lark!

  10. Mmmm, I love me some tater salad :) This one sounds delicious!


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