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Sweet potato salad

This recipe really ventured out of my comfort zone, for me. I’m actually not a big fan of sweet potatoes, even though they have a lot going for them compared to say yams. Also, I’m not a big fan of bacon.

However, this recipe caught my eye when I saw it in Capital Region Magazine at my parents’ apartment.

So many people bring potato salad or pasta salad to a cookout or a get together in the summer, and when I saw sweet potato salad, I had to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to bring something different to the table (pun intended).

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Dijon potato salad

This is my go to potato salad recipe, and I adapted it from a recipe on AllRecipes.com here.

I just made this for a crowd for Mother’s Day so the serving size is rather large. Also, I made it the day before – it is just as good, if not even better, the next day.


  • 12 medium red potatoes
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 oz apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

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Cheesy scalloped potatoes with chopped ham

I am tagging this recipe as a side dish, because scalloped potatoes typically are. However, this recipe includes chopped ham, making it a perfectly satisfying main dish. Sometimes I use it as a side. Sometimes I add the ham and it’s the whole meal.

This recipe comes from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. In addition to leaving out the ham, you can also leave out the cheese. You know, if you’re not a normal person and you don’t like cheese.

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Twice baked Ranch potatoes

Those Ranch seasoning packets are pretty great.  They can really put a nice kick into a lot of recipes, and this is one of them.

This is a recipe I modified from a couple of recipes, although the Ranch addition was mine: an AllRecipes.com recipe here, and also twice baked potatoes were one of the first recipes I ever tried as a kid from My First Cookbook (where the potatoes are made to look like boats, which can be fun).

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