Bacon Pimiento Egg Salad

Egg salad is definitely a summer time sandwich fixing! Did you know there are many ways to prepare egg salad? Did you know that you can fancy it up a bit? This recipe combines a couple of classics – Bacon & Eggs! Pimientos are included for a dash of flavor and a splash of color. It’s a simple summer sandwich, with a twist of flavor to entice your meat loving family members to eat a protein full meal. My grandma Chase made egg salad sandwiches for my sister, father and I to eat on a return trip from visiting grandma and grandpa in Vermont. Her egg salad was simple. The bread was coarse, New England brown bread.The sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper. Dill pickles were included in our picnic package. Dad loaded my sister and I into the back seat of a rented, four-seater airplane and we took off on about an 8 hour flight. Since the small plane (probably a Cessna) flew slightly faster than we would have driven in the car, the trip was going to be several hours faster by plane. However, we had to stop at a few small airports along the flight plan to … Continue reading →

Broccoli Bacon Cheese Salad

When planning a picnic, my friend Sharon always includes a broccoli salad. I’ve often thought I need to ask for her recipe, but I’m too busy eating to talk. I designed this recipe based on the flavors in her salad. I call it the BBC Salad. My husband gives this salad his stamp of approval, so I know it’s good. I like this recipe because it only uses four ingredients. You know, I’m all about keeping the food simple! The cold crunchiness of this salad makes it a good dish to serve at picnics, when you’ve got warm sunshine, hot burgers on the grill and family on the deck. If you want to change up the flavor, you could use a salad dressing instead of the mayonnaise. But I like the simplicity of using mayonnaise as the dressing. Broccoli Bacon & Cheese Salad Recipe  Ingredients: 10 oz Broccoli 1 ½ c Cheddar Cheese 3 oz Bacon 1 ½ c Mayonnaise Recipe Directions: Place all ingredients in a bowl. Toss to coat with mayonnaise. Chill 2 hours. Approximate Nutrition Information: Servings Per Recipe: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195, Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 705g, Total Carbs: 13g, Protein: 6g. Make … Continue reading →

Grandma’s Pink Fluff

My grandma was a big fan of Jell-o. It seems like there was a Jell-o dessert at every family gathering when I was young. Grandma would prepare Jell-o in several ways, but the recipe that we ate the most often was one we simply called “Pink Stuff”. I’m sure there’s a more appealing name for this recipe. Perhaps fluff, dessert, whip, or many other descriptive words could be used. In fact, your family may have a name by which you call this recipe that involves fruit or flavors. We called it pink stuff. Maybe that’s because we were little kids and pink was the color of the dessert. Maybe it’s because we misunderstood the adults said “fluff” and we heard “stuff”. At any rate, this is the family tradition we call Pink Stuff. Grandma’s Pink Stuff Recipe Ingredients: 3 oz Strawberry Jell-o powder 8 oz Whipped Topping 24 oz Cottage Cheese 15 oz Fruit Cocktail Recipe Directions: Drain the fruit cocktail. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours. You can mix and serve in the same bowl. Approximate Nutrition Information: Servings Per Recipe: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423, Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 617g, Total Carbs: 77g, … Continue reading →

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