Pea and Peanut Salad
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An old fashioned picnic favorite, Pea and Peanut Salad combines the fresh pop of juicy peas with the crunchy goodness of peanuts. It’s a surprising combination that works really well when topped with a creamy sweet dressing. A staple of church potlucks and family reunion dinner tables, this salad has long been popular with farm wives in the Midwest. While the dressing plays a huge part in this salad, but is also a major point of contention. … Continue reading →

Rainbow Garden Salad
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When the garden gives you a rainbow’s bounty of produce, make a salad worth its weight in gold! This salad is easy to prepare: chop, toss, dress, enjoy. I used a wide variety of vegetables and colors, for two reasons: 1. My mom always said a good meal should contain different colors. 2. I like a colorful dish. Both are pretty good reasons, I think! … Continue reading →

Bacon Pimiento Egg Salad
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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 →