Spring Pasta Salad

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This past weekend gave me a HUGE case of Spring fever……. Spring Pasta Salad …..on yeah!


Spring Pasta Salad

I know I’m jumping the gun just a little, but that first taste of spring makes you want to break out the flip flops, and start up the grill. Which is exactly what we did last Sunday. What is better than burgers on the grill……..nothing of course!

With burgers you need a salad and this salad is perfect. The dressing is slightly sweet and coats the pasta and veggies with that silky sweet goodness.

Spring Pasta Salad

Campanelle pasta lets that dressing get into every nook and cranny. And its cute, shaped like little bellflowers with ruffly edges.

The vegetables I used were my choice and I think an inspired one, but ,if you want to switch it up you can feel free to use the veggies of your choice.

Spring Pasta Salad

Now, I must confess that I took creative liberty with this recipe keeping only the dressing unchanged. When I worked at the grocery store bakery, the deli was in the same kitchen and so I was privy to many delicious recipes. One of which was Colleen’s Macaroni Salad. The deli manager’s own special salad. It was one of the most popular salads at the deli.

The deli and the store no longer exists, but I am glad to be able to share my version of one of the most popular recipes.

Spring Pasta Salad

Next weekend is suppose to be great again, so fire up the grill and make a batch of Spring Pasta Salad, and feed your Spring fever!

Spring Pasta Salad
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Serves: 10
 
Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 1 pound Campanelle or shell pasta, cooked according to package directions, rinsed under cold water , and drained.
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups cucumber chunks
  • ½ each, large red, orange, and yellow peppers, cut into chunks
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups, Kraft Three Cheese Crumbles
  • Dressing:
  • 2 cups Miracle Whip
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mix all salad ingredients except cheese. Pour dressing over and mix well. Add cheese crumbles and mix until incorporated.
  3. If desired garnish with chopped parsley.

 

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White Trash Graham Bars

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Who wants an easy, quick, sweet dessert bar????? You do….you do!!!!
White Trash Graham Bars…..


White Trash Graham Bars

Now, when we were growing up we were probably considered white trash….after all we lived not only in the country , but in a trailer……that’s right I am trailer trash!
My Mom used to make us little sandwich cookies from graham crackers and frosting……we thought they were the best.

Well, these are like that….. only better. Ok…..maybe not as easy as the ones Mom made. After all, what is easier than opening a can of frosting and spreading it on graham crackers……..

While White Trash Graham Bars take a little more effort , but they still are super easy. Only 4 ingredients that you probably already have, so you can make them today. Continue reading “White Trash Graham Bars”

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