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Potato Salad, & Dinner at Mom’s

So last Sunday my mom invited Normy and I over for dinner! YAY! My Brother was going to smoke some ribs with my dad’s smoker and my mom was going to make her cucumber, tomato salad (that I LOVE).  So I offered to make potato salad and then cupcakes for dessert…I ALWAYS offer to bring more than I should, But that is how I roll…

So for my potato salad I got a 5 pound bag of red potatoes. My brother is 6′ 5″ and he eats a lot. So I had to make a lot of salad for him.

Throw the potatoes in a big pot

and fill it with water, (make sure the pot is big enough so that all the potatoes fit and are submerged in the water).


Then place the pot on a burner and turn up to medium high heat

I added a little salt to the water as well.

I boiled the potatoes for about 30 minutes and I poked them with a fork and the bigger ones weren’t quite fork tender, so I boiled them for another 15 minutes…

Then while the potatoes were boiling I got the eggs boiling too.  I got a medium-sized pot and filled it with water and very gently placed 8 eggs in the pot and brought it to a boil and boiled for 25 minutes

Once the eggs are done, I drain them and then place them in a boil and fill it with cold water and place in the fridge. I have done this a few times and it seems to help when peeling them. The shells come off easier. So I leave them in the fridge for about an hour or so.

Once the potatoes are done, drain them and let them dry for a few and chop them up when you are able to handle them. Chop them into bite size pieces and plop them into a big bowl.

You could peel the skin off or leave it on the potatoes, I left it on. Chop all potatoes up.

Then you can start adding the veggies. dice up 2 stalks of celery

Then peel and dice up two carrots

Then dice up one large red/purple onion

Then peel the 8 eggs that you put in the fridge earlier

Chop those up and add them to the big bowl as well

Then add in salt and Pepper

then get another medium-sized bowl and to that you are going to add in Miracle Whip, about 2 cups. (My mom makes her potato salad with miracle whip and I do too, tastes better to me)

then add it about 2 tbsp of grainy mustard


Then add in some yellow mustard

I just went with it and did this all on taste

Then get a ranch packet and add that to the bowl as well



Mix everything together

Then add to the potatoes and veggies in the big bowl


and mix everything together really well

once everything is well incorporated, sprinkle a generous amount of paprika over the top

Looks and tastes SO good!

Then cover the bowl

and refrigerate it over night for best results.

Then the next day pack it up and bring it to mom’s house…

My bro likes to cook too. He came up with this concoction…

This has JAMIE written all over it, and he said he made it up with me in mind…

It has:
smoked BACON
red bell pepper
Worcestershire sauce
splash of balsamic vinegar
He knows his sis toooo well! (I had three helpings of this) I will be making this in the near future with steak!


John stirring his John concoction

Normy and My bro. John is 6′ 5″, one tall dude

My big bro

You know I had to get a picture of me and my bro

Then mom was making her cucumber salad. She makes hers like her mom and I LOVE the way my mom makes it:

Fill a bowl with white vinegar and a little sugar, and peeled and sliced cucumbers

then add onions

then add tomatoes

Stir together

add salt and black pepper


stir some more then set in fridge to let the flavors mingle. It’s better to do this salad the night before as well.

These two people met, fell in love and did it and made ME! They created perfection between the two of them! ME! hahahahaha

Mom’s Deviled eggs, I make mine the same way she makes hers!

smoked ribs and pork my bro smoked for us


my bro can EAT! Look at his plate! And he doesn’t gain a pound!

Mom’s cucumber salad

Jamie Potato Salad

Normy eating some smoked ribs!


What a great way to spend a sunday!



Hello World! My name is Jamie! But a lot of peeps think I am Crazy! So some call me Crazy Jamie! The name originally came from my mother in law, she nick named me crazy nena, which means crazy woman in Spanish and well I always loved the name and well its stuck and I feel it fits me quite well. So I went with it! My friend Stacey’s kids also call me Crazy Jamie. Not Jamie, but Crrrrazy Jamie! Why be just Jamie, when I can be CRAZY JAMIE! So welcome to my world! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Food! I probably think about food more than a man thinks about sex. Well maybe not…But I think about it a LOT! I am always looking for recipes and inspirations and things I want to cook! I collect recipes and I LOVE Pinterest! Greatest place to get recipes! That’s where I get all mine! I am 35 years young and have been married to my Puerto Rican Hubby Normando Luis. Going on 5 years this year! We got hitched on 8-8-08. It’s just the two of us and always will be. I don’t want kids and yes he is ok with that! I like it just the two of us having fun, sipping wine, cooking, walking around naked and being goofy and on the go. It’s how we roll, and I LOVE our life! Why be like everyone else! I LOVE to be different! I have always been the odd one out, or stood out, or stood alone and always the loud girl. I am me 100% me all the time! Cussing, goofy, tons of energy, picture taking, pink hairs, crazy, outgoing chic! Some don’t like it, but that’s ok, not everyone can like someone so awesome! Did I mention I LOVE food, all kinds! My favorite food is Sushi, then Italian! I also LOVE learning how to make foods from my hubby’s homeland of Puerto Rico! I will travel there someday! I also LOVE Cajun/creole food! I think I was a Cajun in a past life! I also LOVE to make homemade pasta and my most favorite tomatoes are San Marzano tomatoes! How I show love to friends and family is by cooking for them! I put my heart and soul into my food and cooking! It’s my passion and you can see, hear and taste it! My favorite place to be in is my kitchen cooking! I love to hike and have lived in Colorado my whole life. I don’t think I could live anywhere there wasn’t mountains! I also LOVE the dry heat! I don’t handle humidity too well. Along with cooking and taking pictures and hanging out with my hubby, I also have a side salsa business I do as well as a cupcake business too. I love to stay busy! Why rest? I can’t sit still so I just keep a moving anyway I can! So this is me and my world and welcome to it!

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