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Monday, May 16, 2011

Simple Creamy Red Potato Salad

I made this the other day for a party and kind of improvised with the ingredients I had on hand! It turned out fantastic so I needed to record it for next time so I wouldn't forget!

Simple Creamy Red Potato Salad

2lbs red potatoes
1 1/4 cups Olive Oil Mayonnaise
2 tbsp Yellow Mustard
1/2 tsp Pepper, Black
1/2 tsp Salt
1Tbsp white vinegar
1 Tbsp white sugar
1/3- 1/2 cup Green Onion
Optional 1/3- 1/2 cup chopped fresh celery.
10 hard boiled eggs peeled and coarsely chopped (we sure love eggs!)

Dice the little red potatoes and place them in a medium saucepan add enough water to cover (add salt for additional flavor). Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until just tender. Drain gently but well; cool slightly.
While your potatoes are cooking- make the dressing! In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar and green onion stir until well combined.
Add the potatoes and eggs. Stir gently to coat. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Aloha Bread

Aloha Bread

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup mashed bananas
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 cup coconut

Grease 2 large loaf pans, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the eggs one at a time and add bananas. In a separate bowl combine the flower, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then add to banana mixture. stir to moisten but do not overmix (which will create a coarse texture). Fold in the pineapple, pecans, and coconut;just until incorporated. Pour into prepared pans (about two-thirds full) and bake at 325 degrees for 60 to 80 minutes.
Yields 2 large loaves.

Brown Sugar Fruit Dip

Brown Sugar Fruit Dip
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla

Method: Mix all ingredients until well combined. You need to whip it for quite awhile until it's not so grainy from the sugar.  Serve with a variety of cut-up fresh fruits. We like apples, but it tastes great on almost anything!