Remember I said I was going to make these cupcakes for a
Labor Day Cookout? Well, I didn't get to make them. My friend asked if I could bring a dessert...something other than "cake" since
she was making a cake for her husband's birthday...to have at the cookout. Bummer! In her defense, she didn't have
any idea what I was planning to bring.
So, I decided to make these:
It's a good thing most people ate birthday cake...because I didn't think they tasted like anything great at all! The recipe called for almond...which I'm not a fan of, but put it in anyway. I should have added vanilla instead. I had a hard time understanding the directions...so my husband went ahead and rolled the dough and figured it out for me. (He's nice like that!) The sesame seeds and raisens helped to make them look more like watermelon. If anyone is interested in this recipe...let me know and I'll get the recipe to you. It didn't make "the cut" for my blog...so I won't be posting it!
I also made this for the cookout...and this
recipe is definately worth sharing!
Corn on the Cob Potato Salad
This is one of my go to recipes in the summer when we are invited somewhere.
It is so colorful and everyone always wants the recipe.
(ps. not one person asked for the watermelon cookie recipe...
whats that tell ya?!)
Here's what you'll need:
1 1/2 lbs. small red potatoes
2 cups cooked corn and cut from cob
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced celery
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 TBS. cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
1 TBS. chopped parsley
Bring potatoes to a boil and then simmer about 15 mins until just cooked.
Cut potaoes into halves or quarters. In a large bowl, combine corn,
onion, celery and potatoes. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine
oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and thyme. Shake well. Pour over salad
and stir. Add parsley and stir again.
Makes 8 servings.
I like to make this the night before and refrigerate...I think it taste better that way.
I also don't follow the recipe perfectly....I do 4 lbs of potatoes and then improvise
with the rest.
I hope you'll try it!