Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th of July Salads

Potato Salad
**This is my moms recipe for Potato salad and is the Best ever. I am asked for this recipe everywhere I take it. You will not be disappointed. If you like a little crunch, you could always add celery and/or onion.**
3 medium to large Russet Potatoes (I like to use red potatoes and just keep the skin on them, but you have to use more potatoes because they are smaller)
1 dozen eggs
2 single packets, or 1 side of the double packet "Buttermilk Recipe" ranch packets
1-2 cups Mayonaise

Boil the potatoes until cooked through. Cook the eggs until hard boiled. Cut the potatoes and eggs in to cubes. Place in a large bowl. Sprinkle Ranch packet dressing on to the potatoes and eggs. Stir well. Now add mayonaise until the desired consistency.

Apple Snicker Salad
**This salad disappears QUICKLY at all functions**
3 Apples. I usually use a mix of golden and red
3-4 snickers candy bars
1/2 - 1 stick cream cheese
1/2 cup - 1 cup powdered sugar
1 8oz cool whip

Cut up apples in to small cubes. Cut up Candybar into small cubes (I usually do 4 long slices down the length of the candybar and then cut small cubes going the opposite way). Then place in a medium - large sized bowl

Blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar together. Stir into the cut up apples and candybar mixture.

Then fold in the cool whip. Chill in fridge until ready to serve.

Cookie Salad
**This recipe comes from my friend Tonya. I know it may sound wierd to add mandarin oranges (or at least that is what I thought when I first heard of it, but it is really yummy.)
15 Keebler Fudgestriped cookies lightly crushed
1 15oz can mandarin oranges
1 small vanilla pudding
1 cup Buttermilk to make vanilla pudding (my friend uses the powdered buttermilk and then adds milk)
1 8oz Cool whip

Take your cookies and put them in a baggie and lightly crush them. You don't want them to be crumbs, but you don't want the pieces to be too large either.

Make the pudding with the buttermilk. Fold in the cool whip and oranges. Place in fridge to set up. When ready to serve, add the cookies and stir lightly.

** If you are interested in the Strawberry or Rasberry Pretzel salad from the picture go to this link on the web page.

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