Texas Style Mustard Potato Salad

Did you know that Texans love mustard?

I realize I’m not speaking for every Texan, but as someone who did not grow up in the Lone Star state it sure seems to me that it’s a favorite condiment.

When you order a hamburger, it comes with mustard as a standard condiment — no ketchup, just mustard.  

Mustard is also a main ingredient in the “real” Texas potato salad that you find at barbecue joints.  Of course, this is the kind of potato salad that my husband likes best.  And, because I have never met a potato salad I didn’t like, I like it too.  However, I didn’t know how to make it since I grew up eating totally different kinds of potato salads! 

I stumbled around with a basic recipe that my mother-in-law verbally told me a long time ago.  Through trial and error I came up with the version I’m sharing today.  It’s loosely based on one that we eat at one of our favorite barbecue restaurants – and, as with most recipes, it can be tweaked to suit your own tastes.

Texas style mustard potato salad | Lilacs & Longhorns

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Kitchen Chair Makeover {IKEA Gingham Fabric}

This week my kids went back to school and our relaxed daily schedule went out the window. Now we are all trying to get back to a regular routine and — I’ll be honest — it is hard!

Nonetheless, school is here and even though I miss our lazy summer days, I am a little excited to get back to work on some of the projects I started and/or planned before school ended in early June.

One quick project I managed to complete is my kitchen chair makeover. Well, it’s kind of a makeover.

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I used BERTA RUTA fabric in grey from IKEA to recover the old leather seat. Continue reading


Adding Farmhouse Charm with Stencils {Grain Sack Pillow}

For months I’ve been slowly adding more farmhouse charm to my kitchen and breakfast nook.  And, as always, I try to do it on a budget.

farmhouse table makeover

So, when my friend, Angie from Knick of Time, asked me if I’d like to try a stencil from her new line of farmhouse stencil designs it was a no-brainer. Continue reading


Marble Counters: What Everyone Needs to Know {Part 4}

So when I left you last, I told you about my disastrous marble bar top and the muriatic acid disaster created by Fabricator #2.  If you are just joining this series, you can read the complete story of my marble counter top saga by clicking these links: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.  Today’s post won’t make much sense until you read the others! 

what everyone needs to know about marble counters

First, let me tell you that Fabricator #2 did not completely destroy the island by using the muriatic acid. Continue reading


Fall Decorating Ideas

Change is coming…

Summer will soon give way to the vibrancy of fall for many of us.

While I love summer and often hate to say goodbye to the relaxed schedule and days spent splashing in the pool, I look forward to the beauty and cool air of fall.

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To help ease you into fall, some of my blog friends and I have put together some of our favorite fall decorating ideas & projects. Continue reading