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 Deviled Eggs, well I had to get “cracking.” (I’m so sorry for that!! Couldn’t help myself!)
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 girl friend. It’s a great little recipe to have on a hot summer’s day for home or to bring somewhere.
At my age, I’ve long since mastered the simple hard-boiled egg – by about 40 years! I know how to get a creamy yellow center and a soft tender white. And I know to buy eggs ahead for easy peeling and to plunge them into ice-water or under cold running water to stop the cooking. And yet still, sometimes, I’ve struggled with the peeling. Was it time to look at other methods? Like steaming?
My blog tells me people are searching for Meta Given’s “Tuna and Noodle Casserole Supreme.” Here it is, in all its glory. Even if you don’t know Meta Given, you know her casserole – it’s the one with the potato chips on top, although I chose the optional cheese topping. Instructions are here for both.
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.
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.
Hot, humid July days scream for a nearly no cook meal, especially a meal that’s chilled and refreshing. What could be better than a gorgeous 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.