Monday, April 1, 2013

Red Potato Salad with dill

I am super picky about my potato salad, so I was super happy when I found a recipe that I LOVED!  But just now when I went to my Pinterest page and tried to click on the link it said the blog no longer existed!!  What!?!!?  So, I googled "red potato salad with dill" hoping I could find it.  It took a while, but I managed to find the same recipe on a different page!  I couldn't pin it from that page so I decided to blog it on my own blog so I'd never lose it!! 
I've changed it slightly to my liking, but the original recipe can be found here.


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, scrubbed
  • 3 to 4 eggs, hard-cooked and diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons diced dill pickle
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon freeze dried or fresh dill, or about 2 teaspoon dried dill (I tend to use more)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Cut the potatoes into small, bite-size chunks and place in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and boil for about 10 to 12 minutes, until just tender. Pour off water, set the pan in a sink or larger pan of cold water to cool the potatoes quickly. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes with eggs, celery, green onions, and diced dill pickle. In another bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, and mustard. Add to the potatoes and stir gently to combine. Fold in the dill and add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 6

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I was born this way

Preface:  This is all my opinion and I'm allowed to share it thanks to the First Amendment.  Just as anyone who disagrees has the right to as well...because, you see, we're all equal.

Equality has nothing to do with religion.  As most of us know, most religions seem to think they're better than all the others, hence, not equal.  So why would it surprise you that most people supporting Prop 8 are siting religious scripture as the reason why marriage should only be between a man and a woman.  Now, I'm not trying to get into a religious argument here...I don't know enough about it to argue much...but what I'm trying to say is that we're trying to get LEGAL equality for the LGBT community, which has nothing to do with religion.
If you believe God only wants marriage between a man and a woman, that's fine.  But since when did God write the constitution?  We're not asking that a religion be forced to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples, we're asking that these couples be afforded the same legal rights to join in a union together as a straight couple has. 
I hate to break it to you but I didn't have "God" anywhere in my marriage ceremony, yet I am allowed to visit my husband if he were in the hospital, I have the right to make life or death decisions for him and I can be added to his health insurance.
To me, my marriage wasn't (and still isn't) about religion or God, it was about committing myself to my husband and sharing that with our friends and family.  I, personally, don't see how anyone can deny that to another human being. 
How is any of this any different than the civil rights movements back in the 50s and 60s?  Just because they were black, it was assumed they didn't deserve the same rights as the whites.  They weren't equal just because of something they had no control over.  Having learned about this is school, I couldn't believe that anyone could think that way and was so glad that we've come so far with equality for women and African Americans.  Then things like Prop 8 happen and you realize history is repeating itself with a different group of people.

I'm just hoping that my children will be able to love whomever they want and LEGALLY be able to show that love and share it with everyone who loves them.