Sunday, July 12, 2009

Horseradish Potato Salad

I've been loving horseradish on everything lately, so when I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen, I couldn't wait to try it out! This was pretty good and great to make when you don't want your grandma's regular tater salad!

Ingredients (I halved, but full recipe is below)

* 3 pounds small (2-inch) potatoes, your choice of variety
* 1/4 cup red onion, chopped (I omitted)
* 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
* 1 cup sour cream (or 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup yogurt)
* 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives (I used dried)
* 1 tablespoon dijon mustard (I omitted)
* 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1. Boil the potatoes until fork tender, cool them to room temperature and quarter them.
2. In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients and fold over the potatoes.
3. Adjust seasoning to taste and either serve immediately or refrigerate.

Buffalo Potato Wedges

Taters are one of the only veggies that my husband will eat, so when I found this recipe, I knew I had to make it for my buffalo sauce loving man! Recipe from here.

Ingredients (for 2)

* Appx 2-3 medium size potatoes
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* Salt, pepper, and garlic powder, to taste
* 1/8 cup butter
* 1/8 cup hot pepper sauce (less if you can't stand the heat)
* Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for dipping


1. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange potato wedges on sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
2. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes until tender.
4. Remove pan from oven. Combine the hot sauce and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted. Stir to combine. Drizzle mixture over potato wedges and return to oven for an additional 15 minutes.
5. Serve with salad dressing for dipping.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Million Jello Shots...

(Actually it was exactly 100!)

I made these little gems for the houseboat trip we went on last weekend on Norris Lake here in TN. These were a HUGE hit among our 10 friends that joined us! They were so perfect and refreshing for just chilling on the lake :)

No real recipe here... just make jello as normal except when you're adding the cold water, substitute about 1/2 of the cold water for vodka. Pour into shot glasses or little plastic containers before refrigerating. (Make sure boiled water w/ gelatin mix is at room temp before adding the alcohol!)

I made 3 different flavors, all made with Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka:

1. Orange (tasted like a creamsicle)
2. Pina Colada (definitely the crowd favorite)
3. Raspberry (just as delicious as the other two)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July Funfetti Cupcakes

No real recipe here, but these are just too cute not to post!! Just make funfetti cupcakes according to box like usual, frost with cream cheese frosting, and top with blueberries and strawberries in any design you'd like. (Raspberries would also be good to use!)
I hope everyone has a great 4oJ weekend!!!