Crowd Pleasing Potato Salad

The arrival of spring means picnics and potlucks. You can not go wrong with a good potato salad.

Recently, my sister asked me for instructions on how to make potato salad, so I thought I would share it with you too. My recipe for potato salad is designed to feed a crowd.

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Corn Chowder

Last year I received a collection of recipes from my husband’s aunt. There were a lot of family favorites that I have used and a few that I had not seen.  One was for Corn Chowder.  It sounded great, so we gave it a try. I tried tweaking the recipe several times, but it still was off. So I started searching and found a couple of different recipes.  I combined them, and added some seasoning. I must say after making my version twice now, my family likes it better than the old family recipe. Shhh… don’t tell anyone.

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Recipe Cards

Where do you go for your favorite recipes?

Once we would go to our trusty recipe box, now we spend hours hunting for them on the internet and pinterest, hoping that when we want them we can find them again. Many of us, including myself still have a recipe box that we use. I spent some time this past weekend trying to update mine with those recipes that my family likes. I am fortunate that my husband and kids like to cook and often do, but they only use the recipe box and without recipes it makes it harder for them/me.

Well this got me thinking… would you like the recipes I shared already typed up onto recipe cards so all you have to do is print them? I spent some time typing them all up for you. All you have to do is print them onto card stock and cut them out. Each page has two recipes the top one is 4×6 and the bottom one is 3×5 so they will fit most boxes that are out there. I hope this helps you. So take a few minutes and go back and look over the recipes that I have posted and print your favorite recipes and add them to your recipe box.

Cream Cheese and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sitting in my potato bin are a few too many potatoes! As I stare at them, I am determined to find something different to do with them. Then it hit me – use cream cheese instead of butter!

cream cheese garlic mashed potatoes

Cream Cheese and Garlic Mashed Potatoes*
2 Really large baking potatoes (about 2 pounds)
4 oz cream cheese softened
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley
about 1/2 cup of milk
salt and pepper

Peel and cube potatoes. But into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook 5-10 minutes until a fork can easily be inserted (time depends on the size of the potato pieces). Drain and place in a mixing bowl. Add cream cheese and stir until in melts into the potatoes. Add garlic and parsley and a small about of milk. Cream using an electric mixture. Keep adding milk until they are smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Top serving bowl with extra parsley flakes.

*the picture above is not of the full dish but the left-overs with a little fresh parsley

Updated on 7/15/2013: here is a printable recipe card Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes