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Watermelon pickles

from karen a.’s book, Underwood, MN


Peel and cut rind in cubes: sprinkle with 1/4 cup salt and enough cold water to cover. Let stand several hours or overnight. Drain. Cook until tender in the following syrup:
3 cups water 1 cup vinegar drain thoroughly. put cooked cubes into a syrup made from 2 cups sugar 2 cups water and 2 cups vinegar.
bring all to a boil and set aside overnight. In the morning, drain off syrup and add to it 4 more cups sugar and 3 drops oil of cinnamon and 2 drops oil of cloves. Add cubes and bring to a boil, Pour into a crock and let stand overnight. Drain. Scald syrup and pour over cubes for 3 successive mornings. Seal in sterrilized jars.

Submitted by: karen a

Potato salad

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD


8 medium potatoes, peeled
4 eggs
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery

2/3 cup Mayonaise
1/4 cup mustard
2 tbsp pickle juice
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation instructions

Boil potatoes until tender and then cut up and cool. Boil the eggs until firm (about 15 minutes) and then rough chop and cool. Once both are cooled put together in a large bowl and add onion and celery. Mix dressing ingredients together. You can adjust levels of ingredients by taste or texture. If you like a thicker dressing, increase amounts of mayo, mustard and pickle juice. Add the dressing to the potato mixture and mix well. Chill before serving.

Submitted by: Mandy D

Yummy yam salad

from Rebecca Y.’s book, Sautee-Nacoochee, GA


3 to 3-1/2 lbs. red sweet potatoes
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup sweet green onion with tops, thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet pickle relish
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp each of salt and ground white pepper
2 to 3 dashes tabasco sauce

Preparation instructions

Peel, wash and cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. They should measure 8 cups. Place cubes with 1 cup water into a microwave-proof dish. Cover with plastic wrap and cook on high, stirring 3 or 4 times, for 15 to 20 minutes or until just tender. Drain and cool. Add all other ingredients along with the dressing and toss gently.

Whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, pepper and tabasco sauce until smooth. Makes one cup.

Submitted by: Rebecca Y