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Old 08-07-2010, 10:28 PM   #11
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the slaw dressing sounds good, a nice change from mayo. will give it a try. i love mac salads in the summer. add a little protein and it is a good meal.

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Old 08-08-2010, 04:44 AM   #12
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I NEVER measure when making Macaroni Salad. I add Chopped Onion, Celery and finely chopped Cucumber, shredded carrots and Radish slivers if I have radishes. The Cucumber is the theme. I make the dressing with MIRACLE WHIP, dried dill, onion powder and Milk to thin it. Make enough so that you think that it is too much dressing. Let it "marry" over night. It should still be creamy the next day. It always tastes pretty much the same.YUM

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Old 09-06-2010, 07:52 PM   #13
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I agree with Kayelle that pasta salads are a great place to use your creativity ... or not! Boil some macaroni, cover it with your favorite bottled salad dressing, and you're good to go. I make what my husband calls, "Claire's super secret dressing" which is only mayo, either buttermilk or yogurt, and herbs (dried in the winter, fresh in the summer, sometimes mixes), but sometimes olive oil and vinegar, sometimes peanut or sesame oil and rice vinegar. Then whatever vegs happen to be hanging around (if you're using med type dressing, a can of pickled artichoke hearts is good, if you're going Asian, cukes in the summer, but cans of bamboo sprouts or water chestnuts will give it some pizaz).

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