My sister dreads the day that her children will ask why Nana and Aunt Tonya don't speak to each other, and she will have to tell them about the Great Potato Salad War of 2009. Thankfully, we all reached the diplomatic decision that my mom and I both make delicious potato salad.
The competition: mine on the left, mom's on the right. I used the Barefoot Contessa recipe as planned, and my mom used her traditional recipe. I think she uses miracle whip, sweet relish, pimientos, eggs and onion.
We both made a small batch with no onions. Neither of us was willing to lose the picky-eater vote!
The result: most family members wisely decided it was too close to call!