I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend! 

Hubby and I had a blast searching for treasures on Saturday, and although I didn’t find many ‘must haves’, he scored several!  The best part was watching him negotiate.   With his sense of humor and quick wit, those poor folks didn’t have a chance!

Sunday was spent catching up on chores (that’s what happens when you play on Saturday) and later, we enjoyed a quiet ‘backyard’ barbecue which included one of our favorite summer dishes!

Let me just say that when it comes to macaroni salad, I am VERY, VERY finicky!  

It’s all in the dressing folks.

I know because I’ve tried many, many recipes and it took me a LONG time before I came up with one that was just right.
Unfortunately, it does take a bit more time to get just the right flavor and consistency. So if you’re looking for a quick recipe, this one definitely isn’t for you.
But I promise if you don’t mind taking a little extra time, you won’t be disappointed in the results.
I hope you enjoy my Macaroni Salad!
Here’s the recipe!

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Macaroni Salad
Serves 10
A creamy, tangy pasta salad.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
50 min
Cooked Salad Dressing
  1. 2 eggs, beaten
  2. 6 Tablespoons white sugar
  3. 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  4. 1/3 cup vinegar
  5. 1 Tablespoon butter
  6. dash of salt
  7. 1/2 cup mayo
Salad ingredients
  1. 16 oz pkg of shell macaroni (cooked, rinsed in cold water, and drained)
  2. 1 stalk of celery (diced)
  3. 1/4 cup red onion (diced)
  4. 1 cup frozen peas
  5. 1 cup diced ham
  6. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  9. 2 tablespoons half and half
  1. Combine eggs, sugar, mustard vinegar, salt and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to to boil-stirring constantly. Lower heat and let simmer until thickened. (About 3-5 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Add mayo and half and half to salad dressing. Mix well.
  4. Pour dressing over salad. Mix well.
  5. Chill until ready to serve.





I’ll be sharing my recipe with these amazingly creative parties- so stop on over and get inspired!!!!

Between Naps on the Porch
I Should be Mopping the Floor
Boogie Board Cottage
Happy House and Home

Also check out my From My Kitchen page, for more summer salad recipes and homemade dishes!
Happy Monday!



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