The Best Potato Salad Recipe


Summer Salads Series

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My grandpa Bohman was born on the 4th of July. Every year the family would gather together from all over the country for a big birthday party and family reunion for grandpa's birthday at the Bohman farm. Ou reunions would include some of our favorite family recipes. We have a big family. I'm the oldest of 8 and my grandparents had 8 kids too. We are scattered from Vermont to Texas to Florida to Utah. It seems like everyone made it back for grandpa's birthday. One thing the Bohman's know how to do is cook. All of them. We had classics like baked beans, homemade chocolate cake, 3 bean salad and of course potato salad. Our classic potato salad recipe was always on the table. It will rival the best out there and is hands down better than anything you will get from the deli. We never had any leftovers. It's simple and delicious. Grandma Bohman cooked to taste and rarely used a recipe. This is my measured version that comes as close and you can to grandma's recipe.

KETO TIP: If you’re keto like me replace the potatoes with cauliflower for a low carb potato salad!

Best Potato Salad Recipe

  • 3 pounds of russet potatoes 

  • 6 boiled eggs

  • 1 medium onion

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup pickle juice brine

  • 3 medium dill pickles

  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

  • salt & pepper to taste

Cube potatoes and boil until cooked. Cool. Chop eggs into chunks. Dice onions and pickles. In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, mustard and pickle juice to make a dressing. In a large serving bowl add potatoes, eggs, onion, pickles, and dressing and stir. Serve chilled. 

Sweet & Simple Tip: To add a little kick to your potato salad add some chopped pickled jalapenos. 


The Best Broccoli Salad Recipe with Bacon!



Broccoli Salad is one of those favorite foods you see at potlucks, picnics and summer bbq’s. It’s great with grilled chicken or steak or even alone. It’s easy to put together and gets even better when you make it the night before and allow the flavorys to marinate together. It’s definatly one of our favorite family recipes we share at get-togethers.

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SWEET LIFE TIP: Rather than fry your bacon on the stove top place the bacon on a baking sheet and cook at 375 degrees until crisp.

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Broccoli Salad Recipe

Simply the Sweet Life

Broccoli Salad Recipe

This recipe can be doubled or even tripled for a large group.


  • 4 cups broccoli
  • 1/2 medium size red onion
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar - for low carb use natural sugar substitute such as erythritol
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries - optional


  1. Chop raw broccoli into bite size pieces.
  2. Cook bacon and allow to cool. The chop into small pieces
  3. Chop onion into small pieces.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together mayonaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper for dressing.

Yield: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Total time: 15 mins.


  • Calories: 317
  • Fat: 26g
  • Totalcarbs: 17g
  • Dietaryfiber: 3g
  • Protein: 6g

Tags: Broccoli, Salad, Bacon, Recipe

Quick Pickled Red Onion Recipes

Pickled Red Onion Recipe

Making red pickled onions are so easy to make and are one of my favorite things to top salads, wraps and a  good charcuterie board.

Pickled onions are popping up topping burgers and salads at all the trendy restaurants. They are something our grandmothers use to make. I don't really know why they ever fell out of popularity in food because they are soo flavory and easy to make.
I loved picking out the pearl pickled onions out of my grandma's mustard pickles. I promise to post the mustard pickle recipe sometime soon because anyone who makes a roast should have some mustard pickles to add as a relish.

pickled onions recipe

You can make pickled onions with an onion really. I'm making a batch with both red onion and yellow onion. 
You will simply need vinegar and onions. That's it! See super easy!
I love using my vintage ball canning jar with the glass lid and clamp on it to make pickled onions.

Peel your onions. Slice your onion into thin slices.  Add to a jar of vinegar. All to pickle in the refrigerator for about 2 days then they will be ready to top your hamburger, salad or add to your charcuterie board.