Last Spring, I ate at The Beach House on Grand Island, NY. They served the best German Potato salad I've ever eaten. This recipe is a combination of several from Zaar, tweeked to my own tastes, and reduced to feed 2 with left overs and comes pretty close to what The Beach House served. If you are looking for a heart healthy and waistline friendly recipe, this is definately NOT it, so plan ahead!
I started w/ Giada De Laurentis' (Everyday Italian Food Network) recipe and tweaked it to my own tastes (ie: I added the wine and garlic, changed the fresh basil to dried, only because I didn't have any on hand-I'm sure fresh is better, I used fire roasted tomatoes instead of plain, and I changed the kidney beans to cannellini beans). We had some crusty roasted garlic bread with this.
As published in the "Great Lake Effects" cookbook by the Junior League of Buffalo, NY. The origin of this recipe began in 1964 at Buffalo's Anchor Bar. These are the real deal. I should know, I grew up there!
When I was growing up, we used to visit my Grandparents, Odie and Grandpa, every summer in Bristol, VA. She made this wonderful pimento cheese spread. In those days before food processors, she used a meat grinder. Which is how I'm posting this recipe. I process this the same way using my Kitchenaid w/ attachments or sometimes I just give the cheese and pimentos a few zaps in the processor. This makes lovely tea sandwiches using whole wheat or white bread with the crusts removed and cut in quarters. This also freezes well.