Potato Salad

Everyone has a potato salad recipe, right?  And by recipe I mean a group of ingredients in your head that you throw together in a bowl in varying proportions.  No two of my potato salads have ever been alike.


The game changer this time is that I add Greek yogurt and mayo in equal proportions.  I love the creaminess that the Greek yogurt adds.  I made this version earlier this week for some friends and it was a hit.  I couldn’t wait to have the leftovers the next day for lunch.

Potato Salad

28 oz.bag of ruby potatoes.
3 eggs boiled
1/2 c of Greek yogurt (I like Fage 2%)
1/2 c mayo
1 teaspoon of Grey Poupon
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 c celery diced

Boil the potatoes until they are tender.  With the ruby  potatoes there is no need to peel them.  Cut them to bite size pieces.  Chop the eggs and add to the potatoes with the scallions and celery.

In a separate bowl mix the yogurt, mayo and Grey Poupon.  Then pour over the salad.  Of course you can adjust the dressing mixture to your taste.  Then add 1 t. salt and 1/2 t. of pepper.  Again, adjust to your taste.  Chill until serving.


These are the ingredients that I prefer but using your own favorites would work too!

Enjoy!  And Happy Fourth of July!



Fourth of July

For some reason the Fourth of July always sneaks up me.  It seems as if summer has just gotten underway and then suddenly it’s the Fourth.

This year I have a good reason for my distraction.  We are new grandparents!  Our little granddaughter Hailey was born last week.  I’ve been spending every spare moment staring at her.  I will share a few pics later but today I am focusing on the Fourth, since my family (including Hailey) will be here to celebrate.

 I have been getting out some of my red, white and blue in preparation – at least I will have the decor in place!  Well, maybe I will.  I can be so indecisive on these things sometimes.  But I did set up a non-alcoholic beverage area in the dining room.  I will add an ice bucket later.


I almost forgot my flags!

We will certainly play some games.  Have you ever tried ladder  ladder golf?



This game is truly fun for all ages.  We have had our game for years and no party is complete without playing a couple of rounds.

It’s supposed to be almost 90 here on the Fourth!  I’m not sure how long we will be outside.

I’m still working out my menu.  I have changed my potato salad recipe a bit and I will share that tomorrow.  I’m definitely having potato salad though.  And Mr. DB’s cucumbers are coming in so we may have a cucumber salad too.

I will let you know our final menu.  What do you cook on the Fourth?  Do you always make the same thing or mix it up each year?

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Baby Shower Fun

We had a fun weekend that included a couple of milestone events.  There was a 90th birthday celebration for my mother in law, followed the next day by a baby shower for my daughter.  Holding the events on the same weekend allowed the out of town relatives to attend both parties.
We held the baby shower at my house and I spent last week on all the last minute details.
But we got very very lucky because my daughter won a raffle for a dessert table.  A very talented co-worker of hers is a part time caterer who is seeking to expand her business.  The desserts were incredible to behold.





They were almost too pretty to eat.  Almost.  They were delicious!

We had a few savory treats as well, which did not seem to get in the pictures.  Oh well, pictures of sandwiches are not all that interesting anyway.  We ordered them from Wegmans and they were so good.


Cupcakes arranged in the shape of an initial.  And check out those candy apples!





One of Lilly’s friends planned some fun activities:  an adorable alphabet book made by the guests and a guess the due date calendar.  For the alphabet book, each guest took a letter, drew a picture and wrote the word below.  What a wonderful keepsake this book will become.






There were so many wonderful gifts to start this new baby girl on her way, from the artistic to the practical.

We are feeling quite thankful for this generous and loving group of family and friends.  

The due date is 4 weeks away!