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Easy Lemonade Pie

If you are heading to a fun bbq or pool party (now that the weather is heating up!), you want to make sure to bring a tasty dessert along with the fabulous potato salad (recipe below). Dessert is my favorite and I’m always tempted to order a slice of pie at a restaurant. I recently had the key lime pie at King’s Fish House in Tempe and it was delicious! But, like I’ve said before, ordering drinks, appetizers and desserts while out to eat really adds up! As a college student, this pie recipe won’t cost you much and it tastes delicious, plus it’s super simple! Similar to the key lime pie, it’s tart and refreshing! Here is what you need:

1 can frozen lemonade concentrate, partially thawed

1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened

1 tub (8 ounces) cool whip topping, thawed

1 prepared graham cracker crumb crust (6 ounces)

Directions: Beat concentrate in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds. Gradually spoon in ice cream and beat until blended. Gently stir in cool whip until smooth. If necessary, freeze until mixture will mound. Spoon into crust. Freeze for four hours until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or until pie can be cut easily. Garnish with strawberries. Store leftovers in freezer.

It can’t get much simpler than that! This pie is perfect during the warm summer months! I’m definitely wanting to try some of these pie recipes I found online-check them out: Frozen Lemonade Pie, Lemon Sour Cream Pie, Betty’s Bumble Berry Pie, The Neely’s Frozen Lemonade Pie (I love them!), The Neely’s Frozen Limeade Pie, Barefoot Contessa’s Frozen Key Lime Pie,  Rachael Ray’s 10 Minute Fruit Tart, Why so blue-berry pieEmeril’s Creamy Lemon Icebox Pie with Lemon-Scented Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries, Creamy Frozen Blueberry Peach Pie, Frozen Raspberry Pie, and Martha Stewart’s Grasshopper Pie.

Creamy Potato Salad

I love potato salad! But not just ANY potato salad. I am very picky. I’ve never liked the store brands and I refuse to eat potato salad at restaurants because I’m always disappointed. The only potato salad I’ve ever liked is, of course, my mom’s recipe! Although a lot of college students don’t typically buy a lot of potatoes; I think anyone would change their minds once tasting a bite of this! It’s not hard to make and is perfect for a pool party or picnic (just don’t leave it sitting out in the AZ heat!) I knew I needed to share it with everyone so I hope you enjoy it as much me and my family! Here is what you need:

(Makes 8 servings)

7 medium potatoes

Italian dressing

3/4 cup celery

1/3 cup sliced green onions or chives

4 whites of hard boiled eggs

1 cup mayo

1/2 cup sour cream

1 1/2 tsp. horseradish mustard

salt

Directions: Cook seven medium potatoes in jackets, peel and slice-making six cups. While potatoes are warm, pour 1/2 cup italian dressing over. Chill for two hours. (Tip: Chilling is very important!) Add 3/4 cup sliced celery and 1/2 cup sliced green onions and tops. Chop whites of four hard boiled eggs and add to mix. Save yolks-reserve some for garnish. Combine remaining yolks with 1 cup mayo, 1/2 cup sour cream and 1 1/2 tsp. horseradish mustard. Fold into salad. Add salt and celery. Chill for two hours.

I don’t know what it is, but this potato salad tastes like no other potato salad. It’s very simple and traditional but nothing else comes close! I’ve searched for some other potato salad recipes online that I’ll share with you as well. If I decide to be adventurous I’ll try them out because they sound tasty but I don’t know how they will compare! Spring Vegetable Potato Salad,Potato Salad with Artichoke, Green Beans & Feta, Sweet and White Potato Salad with Mixed Greens, Amber’s Potato Salad, Anticipatory Potato Salad, Herbs & Garlic Potato Salad, Giada’s Tuna, Green Bean & Potato Salad, Paula Deen’s The Lady’s Warm Potato Salad, and Potato Salad Lite.