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Bacon Ranch Potato Salad and An Announcement

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bacon ranch potato salad

We want to share two things with you in this post.

The first, this amazing Bacon Ranch Potato Salad. So good it makes even non potato lovers want to eat it (*Rachel Cough Cough*). The sour cream and buttermilk make for a tangy and creamy salad that isn’t overwhelmed by mayo. Fresh herbs and onions add extra flavor. And the bacon? Well… You know how that goes. 🙂

As for the second thing we wanted to share…

bacon ranch potato salad

We’re expecting again. 🙂

What this has to do with potato salad I don’t know. I suppose we could have baked a cake, but then we would have had to turn on the oven and it’s been too hot for that. So bacon potato salad it is!

So we’re going to have to think up a new nickname for Baby Boy as his brother(!) is going to be taking up that title. Perhaps Toddler Boy? Hmmm…We’ll have to think on that.

We’re very excited. Rachel is 21 weeks along now and doing just fine. Baby Boy has no idea how much his life is going to change in a few months. But then again, neither do we, I guess. Hah.

I have to share, we found out Rachel was pregnant again right when I was laid off and unemployed back in January. I was confident I would find employment again soon, either with another internet marketing agency or by launching my own business, but boy did that put the extra pressure on me to succeed.

Everything works out for a reason though. As untimely as my lay-off was (my job was outsourced to India) it worked out for the better as I landed elsewhere doing what I love with young and motivated individuals like myself in a fast growing company.

Back in January I said 2012 was going to be an exciting year full of new adventures and opportunities. How true I was with that statement.

Rachel, Baby Boy, and I will greet the newest addition to our little family this October. 🙂


bacon ranch potato salad


Bacon Ranch Potato Salad and An Announcement


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain reduced-fat yogurt or sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 small green onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked crisp


  1. Cover potatoes with 1-2 inches of cold water and add the tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until the potatoes are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt (or sour cream), chives, parsley, green onion, garlic, lemon juice and buttermilk in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste, then refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Drain potatoes and transfer to a serving bowl. Allow to cool slightly, then stir in half of the ranch dressing. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Toss with remaining ranch dressing and top with bacon and additional chives or green onion if desired. Serve cold.

Recipe from: Cook Like a Champion

bacon ranch potato salad



35 thoughts

  • May 31, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Aaaah, congratulations!! 😀 Such exciting news–I’m sure Baby Boy will be the best big brother ever. Sending healthy wishes your way!

  • May 31, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Woohoo! That’s fantastic news, you guys. I’ll tell you from personal experience that two boys are a ton of work, but even more fun! The potato salad looks perfect for picnics.

    • Chris
      June 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Thank’s Dara! I’m expecting them to be best buds or worst enemies depending on the day!

  • May 31, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Congrats!!! Babies are in the food blogging water, that is for sure! Hope the remainder of the pregnancy goes smoothly!

    • Chris
      June 5, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Babies must be in the water! Who knew?!

  • May 31, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Congrats to you & Rachel!!! This potato salad looks great! I love that it has buttermilk in it!!

    PS so sorry about your lay-off but so so glad you found something better. The same thing happened to my husband a couple of years ago. It was scary at first & then it worked out.

    • Chris
      June 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks Julie! And the potato salad was delish – buttermilk and bacon are quote the combo 😉

    • Chris
      June 5, 2012 at 8:03 am

      Thanks Heather 🙂 We are really looking forward to October!

    • Chris
      June 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      A crazy and great year for sure, and it is only just half way over. Oh boy!

  • May 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Congrats on the potato salad!

    Oh, wait.

    No, really that’s such great news for your family. Seriously, congratulations Rachel and “B-Tot.”*

    *random nickname suggestion for your oldest son

    • Chris
      June 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      B-Tot, love it. Hahah. Thanks Launie 🙂

  • May 31, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Why did it eat the word “Chris” in my comment? It should have read: “Congratulations, Chris, Rachel and B-Tot.”

  • May 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations! How exciting! Love the potato salad recipe too.

  • May 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Oh my goodness! THIS IS SO EXCITING! So happy for you both…wow, what a wonderful gift from God!!!

    • Chris
      June 5, 2012 at 8:04 am

      Thanks Madeline! Good news needs to be shared, right? 🙂

    • Chris
      June 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks Miss! And I agree, bacon is almost mythical how good it is. Yum. Hope all is well with you and the boys.

  • June 1, 2012 at 2:09 am

    That is AWESOME!!! Congrats to all of you! 🙂 I wish Rachel well with the pregnancy (and you luck with her hormones 🙂 Thx for sharing the wonderful news!

    • Chris
      June 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Hahah, thanks Dana. I had a good role model on how to treat a lady, pregnant or not. I’ll keep my head down and the fridge stocked 🙂

  • June 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Congrats sir, how exciting! And I’m glad you and Rachel enjoyed the potato salad, it’s definitely one of our favorites. As much as I love cooking anything with Courtney, it’s even better when the recipe involves a hefty amount of bacon!

  • Elysa
    June 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I love this post and the potato salad looks good too…haha! Yay, congrats and it’s so amazing to have you at work, Chris!

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