Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad – Instant Pot or Not

It seems I’m all about the summer party recipes, lately, not my typical everyday fare! (See the explanation marks? That proves it!) And this Loaded Baked Potato Salad is definitely one. Heck, it’s a party in a bowl.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad

Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad

So over the long weekend, temps way up in the 90’s (oh why is the weather so craaaazy this year?) I somehow got the idea that I wanted some of that Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad. You know the one I mean, all cool, creamy deliciousness with a few crunchy veggies and that tuna that somehow melds in and makes everything so rich.

Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad

Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad

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Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

When I was at my daughter’s not too long ago, I completely forgot how to boil an egg. And then this week, the same. I swear I’ve lost my memory and can’t find it. But you see, I’ve been making most of my hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot lately and since I hate googling up recipes I’d thought I’d post the Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs right here. Just in case anyone else needs it!

Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad

Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad with the Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

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a Dozen Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

A Dozen Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot are possibly the best hard-boiled eggs, ever. If done right. Right is tender, not rubbery, whites & yolks just cooked through with no hint of green. Last week, I wanted to make a dozen instant pot hard boiled eggs that would be perfect for Easter dying or deviled eggs. How hard could that be?

a Dozen Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

a Dozen Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs - the perfect deviled egg every single time!

Do you love Deviled Eggs? Me too. See I just love them so much I assume everyone does! So when I realized I’ve been blogging for so long and never posted my Classic Deviled Eggs, well I had to get “cracking.” (I’m so sorry for that!! Couldn’t help myself!)

Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs

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Classic Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad

I was at a picnic not too long ago and someone had brought this old-fashioned salad along. You wouldn’t believe how fast it went. Sometimes these simple, old-fashioned recipes really hit the spot; they’re almost a welcome relief! Of course, I had to show it to my to my son and his girlfriend. It’s a great little recipe to have on a hot summer’s day for home or to bring somewhere.

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

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Easy Peel Steamed Eggs! Yay!!

Eggs, Easy Peel Steamed Hard Boiled

I’ve long since mastered the simple hard-boiled egg – by about 40 years! I have no problem getting a creamy yellow center and tender whites. I know to buy eggs ahead and to plunge them into ice-water to stop the cooking. And still, I sometimes struggle with peeling. It was time to look at eggs again. Easy Peel Steamed Hard Boiled Eggs.

Steamed Eggs - large eggs, top 11 minutes, bottom 12 minutes.

Steamed Eggs – large eggs, top 11 minutes, bottom 12 minutes.

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Catalina Dressing . $.58

Sometimes ya just have to go retro – leafing through my recipe file I came across Catalina Dressing – Catalina reminds me of my childhood when my favorite was “Western,” a thick, sweet, tangy dressing. This, though, is a little thinner, a little more sophisticated, and an absolutely perfect blend of flavors.

Catalina Dressing on a Chopped Salad

Catalina Dressing on a Chopped Salad

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Curried Shrimp Spread

Curried Shrimp Spread

This is a favorite spread, but it seems especially pretty in the Spring – the lovely curried cream cheese pairs so well with the soft, fluffy eggs. The shrimp is just the right touch and the green onion adds freshness. It has just enough bite to meld with the other flavors. You’ll be the hit of the party when you walk in the door with this spread and a few crackers or sturdy Pita chips.

Curried Shrimp Spread

Curried Shrimp Spread

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The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

Hot, humid July days scream for a nearly no-cook meal, especially a meal that’s chilled and refreshing. What could be better than The Best Egg Salad Sandwich paired with a bit of Marinated Asparagus? It makes me wish it weren’t too hot to be out on the deck.

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

I grew up old school – no one ever “taught” me how to make egg salad, so it seems a bit strange to me to have a “recipe” for The Best Egg Salad Sandwich. This specific combinations of flavor is so perfect, I just have to pass it on.

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