This is my 'evolutionary' potato salad recipe. I started making this when I was about 17 years old, and have changed ingredients over the years until it got to this point -- now, I like it just the way it is! My biggest change was once I was making this for a party and mistakenly put chili powder in instead of paprika. I got upset, but added the paprika anyway, and off we went. I got more compliments on my "messed up" potato salad than on any other occasion! And it tasted GOOD. So I stuck with it. Some of the measurements are approximate (mayo especially) as I just dump stuff in, stir it up, and taste it until it's right. And how wet you like your potato salad is a personal thing. I just KNOW when it's the right consistency for our family.