my family was big on bbq’s growing up, it’s something that e and i try to do often with our kids. during the week we all eat dinner at different times but during the weekends, well, that’s family time. not only do we all eat together, we cook together. growing up in a family of cooks and always being included in preparations of food, i feel like i should keep up the tradition and cook with my kids as well.

as well as yesterday, potato salad, yes potato salad, brings back memories too. my great-grandparents had a house up in white lake and i remember going there as a kid. my great-grandmother was a good cook. she cooked a lot with us. we used to go up there almost every weekend for a couple summers and i remember grandma making all sorts of great dishes. great-grandpa bbq’d a lot and although i don’t remember every single dish we made together, i remember the moments.

this potato salad brings back a lot of memories. this is very similar to a great potato salad my mom used to make for bbq’s growing up. it was one of my favorite dishes at dinners, i’m pretty sure there were no leftovers.

potato salad


  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of mayo
  • 1/4 cup of cream (buttermilk would work too)
  • 1 tbl parsley
  • 1 tbl chives
  • 1 tbl dill
  • 1 tsp sugar

for the salad:

  • 2 lbs potatoes cubed (i leave the skin on)
  • 1 vidalia/red onion minced
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 clove  garlic minced
  •  pinch salt and pepper (for the end)
  1. cut and boil your potatoes till fork tender, about 20 minutes. drain and set aside to cool down.
  2. in a bowl measure out and whisk together dressing ingredients: sour cream, cream, mayo, sugar and herbs.
  3. meanwhile, cut and chop your scallions, onions and garlic.
  4. add all of the above to a large bowl and mix. taste and season with salt and pepper.

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