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  • Writer's pictureSuzanne Clark

Patriotic Potato Salad

When the lazy days of summer set in, we start thinking of backyard barbeques, family get together and picnics. We celebrate Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and great times spent with family and friends. I don’t know about you, but I love to serve “make ahead of time,” salads and side dishes so I can enjoy my guests.

This year I have been doing a “recipe overhaul!” I have vowed not to serve the same ol’ expected recipes at my holiday and family gatherings. I’m shaking it up a bit and creating my own recipes! Now that doesn’t mean tradition has to go out the window, I am just putting a creative spin on my old time favorites. To do that, I look for recipe substitutions. In this recipe I took out the mayonnaise and added cream cheese. The cream cheese gives this salad an amazing creamy texture with far more flavor than traditional mayonnaise, kind of a no-brainer! Fresh dill and lemon gives this salad a fresh summery feeling. And the bacon…well I don’t think I need to explain that ingredient! The tender skinned, creamy centered potatoes are a real treat. You can find them easily now days at almost any store. The “red, white and blue” color of the potatoes adds a festive touch. They are great for anytime of the year, especially patriotic holidays.

At your next party, break the old tradition and bring in the new. This fresh and creamy potato salad will have everyone asking you for the recipe. Celebrate friends, family and new recipes. Click here for the recipe!

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