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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Ingredients
5 pounds small unpeeled red potatoes, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 sweet onion, chopped
3 dill pickles, chopped
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
2 to 3 teaspoons prepared mustard

Directions
Place the potatoes in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 40-45 minutes or until tender. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, bacon, cheese, onion and pickles. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and mustard; pour over the potato mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 20 servings.

Recipe found here: Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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Egg & Macaroni Salad

Egg & Macaroni Salad

Ingredients
1 recipe Old-Fashioned Egg Salad
1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimientos, drained
Lettuce leaves
Paprika, optional

Directions
In a bowl, combine egg salad, macaroni, green pepper, mayonnaise and pimientos. Cover and chill. For each serving, spoon about 3/4 cup onto a lettuce leaf. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Egg & Macaroni Salad

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Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Pina Colada Fruit Salad

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups green grapes
1-1/2 cups seedless red grapes
1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1-1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 can (10 ounces) frozen non-alcoholic pina colada mix, thawed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup pineapple-orange juice
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon coconut extract

Directions
In a serving bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the pina colada mix, sugar, juice and extracts until sugar is dissolved. Pour over fruit; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 9 servings.

Recipe found here: Pina Colada Fruit Salad

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Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

Ingredients
6 medium red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

VINAIGRETTE:
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Directions
Preheat oven to 425°. Place potatoes, onion and green beans in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat.

Roast 25-30 minutes or until tender, stirring twice. Transfer to a large bowl; add bacon. In a small bowl, whisk the first six vinaigrette ingredients. Gradually whisk in oil until blended.
Pour over potato mixture; toss to coat. Serve warm. Yield: 7 servings.

Recipe found here: Roasted Potato & Green Bean Salad

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Creamed Corn with Bacon

Creamed Corn with Bacon

Ingredients
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chicken broth
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
In a large skillet, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add corn; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until onion and corn are tender.

Stir in the cream, broth, bacon and pepper. Cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cheese and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamed Corn with Bacon

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Maple Baked Beans

Maple Baked Beans

Ingredients
1 pound dried navy beans
4 quarts water, divided
6 slices bacon, cut up or 1 cup cooked ham cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
5 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Sort and rinse beans; place in a 4-qt. Dutch oven. Cover with 2 qts. cold water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Return beans to Dutch oven; cover with remaining water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until almost tender. Drain and reserve liquid. In a 2-1/2-qt. casserole or bean pot, combine beans with all remaining ingredients. Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 hours or until tender. Stir occasionally; add reserved bean liquid, if necessary. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Recipe found here: Maple Baked Beans

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Baked German Potato Salad

Baked German Potato Salad

Ingredients
12 medium red potatoes (about 3 pounds)
8 bacon strips
2 medium onions, chopped
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup water, divided
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup sweet pickle juice
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

Directions
In a saucepan, cook potatoes until just tender; drain. Peel and slice into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish; set aside.

In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, vinegar, pickle juice, parsley, salt and celery seed. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over potatoes. Add bacon; gently stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Baked German Potato Salad

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Macaroni Garden Salad

Macaroni Garden Salad

Ingredients
1 cup cooked elbow macaroni
1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions
In a bowl, combine the macaroni, tomato, cucumber, red pepper, basil and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper until blended. Pour over macaroni mixture and stir until coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Macaroni Garden Salad

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Creamy Grape Salad

Creamy Grape Salad

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 pounds seedless red grapes
2 pounds seedless green grapes
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans just before serving. Yield: 21-24 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamy Grape Salad

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Vermicelli Pasta Salad

Vermicelli Pasta Salad

Ingredients
12 ounces uncooked vermicelli
1 bottle (16 ounces) creamy Italian salad dressing
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon dill seed
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions
Cook vermicelli according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Refrigerate until cold. Yield: 10 servings.

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