October  4, 2022
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  • Serves 8-10
Author Notes

This is my mother's recipe for potato salad. It is very simple but the briny pickles in it make it my all-time favorite. —Waverly

What You'll Need
  • 7 medium boiling potatoes
  • 2 small sweet onions, Vidalia, Walla Walla, etc, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup small-dice sweet pickles
  • 1 (2oz) jar pimientos, drained and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. BOIL POTATOES: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and boil until tender. Drain the water. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. COMBINE: In a large bowl, combine the cooled chopped potatoes with the onions, pickles, and pimientos. Season to taste with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the mustard. Add enough of the mayonnaise mixture to bind the salad together.
  3. SERVE: If you are not serving the salad right away, cover and refrigerate.

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Waverly used to be a lawyer and is now a mother 24/7. She has made a commitment to cooking for her family and absolutely loves it even when her family does not. She is teaching them, one meal at a time, to enjoy wholesome homemade food. She abhors processed food but recognizes its insidious nature and accepts the fact that her children will occasionally get some Skittles, Doritos, or the like. Her philosophy and hope is that if she teaches them well at home, they will prefer wholesome healthy foods when they go out into the world without her.

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