My Mom’s Potato Salad & Hellman’s Real Matters Contest

A very smart blogger wrote a post not long ago about blogging about what you really care about rather than just whatever crosses your desktop. So I made a list of things that I could connect with, the list includes: family; education; athletics; cooking ; family entertainment and family adventures. Believe it or not one of the items that crossed my desk was for a post for Hellmann’s. Before you read any further this is a sponsored post, but the ideas are my own.

Each one of pregnancies came with it’s own cravings. Some cravings were specific for each child, with Katie I craved fresh pineapple, with AndiePandie it was pumpkin spice scones and with my boy Beckett is was very expensive steak. But with all three I craved my Mom’s homemade potato salad. I asked her permission if I could share her recipe and she agreed.

My Mom’s Famous Potato Salad 

Peel & Boil 10 white potatoes (chopped)
4 Hard Boiled Eggs (peel & chop)
4 green onion bunches (chopped)
1 cup chopped celery (chopped finely)
1 tsp of celery seed
1 tsp salt

Homemade Dressing 
2 eggs beaten
3/4 cups white sugar
1tsp corn starch
1tsp dry mustard
salt to taste
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cream

Whisk all the following ingredients, cook it for 4 minutes in the microwave. Whisk again, and microwave for 1 min.

Mix in:
3 table spoons of butter and whisk again
1 cup of Hellmann’s (add more if needed )

Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving

This is the real taste of home for me, I think this is why I craved this dish when I was pregnant. The smell, texture and taste it truly homemade.

Coming from a farming community I understand the life of an animal on a farm. For the most part, our community of farmers were dairy farmers and treated their cows like family. When I read that Hellmann’s was committed to using cage free eggs in all of it’s products by 2020, I knew they were a brand looking to make positive changes in their practices and a company I could work with.

Below is a video featuring  Chef Tim Love with a behind the scenes look at the FOOD & WINE classic in Aspen for Hellmann’s.

Make sure to check out their Facebook page, for Hellmann’s Real Matters Contest including a trip to the amazing FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.

Enjoy the recipe and if you are looking for more check out Hellmann’s Turkey, Avocado BLT creation!

*****Disclosure – By posting I am eligible for a draw but the opinions are my own. 

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