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!


Creamy Macaroni Salad

Course Salad
Keyword macaroni
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 6 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 2 tbls half and half
  • 1 16 oz pkg macaroni (large shells) cooked and rinsed with cold water
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup ham diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Combine eggs, sugar, mustard, vinegar salt, and butter into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower heat and let simmer until thickened. (Stir constantly). About 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Meanwhile, combine macaroni, celery, onion, ham, cheese, salt, pepper, and frozen peas into a large bowl. Add mayo and the half and half to dressing.  Pour dressing over salad and mix well. 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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