Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday's Recipe Box

Welcome to my first Friday to share recipes with you! So excited! I am going to be sharing family favorites from over the years and some of my very own recipes!

First up is a pasta salad that I adored as a child--Mom would make it for pot lucks at church and for bbqs and family gatherings. Lots of good memories surround this salad and I hope it creates some happy memories for you as well!

Yachtsman Salad

2 cups small shell macaroni, cooked
1/4 cup chopped green onions, both white and green
6 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped.
Mayonnaise and Seasonings to taste--I like season salt, fresh ground pepper,  garlic powder, onion powder, parsley (dry) and paprika.

In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and lightly toss. Gently mix in mayonnaise and desired seasonings to taste. Cover and chill for 2 hours or until ready to serve. Enjoy! 

Next up, is a potato salad that I came up with a few weeks back because I really wanted some potato salad, but it is not hubby's favorite food item. He is not a big fan of potato salads with mustard and relish--NOT a pickle fan! So I whipped this up and he declared it a winner potato salad! I hope you find it to be just as tasty!

Dilly of a Potato Salad

This is a 'to feel/taste' recipe--
Take desired amount of red skinned potatoes and boil them whole in salted water until tender, about 15-20 minutes depending on size. Drain and cut into chunks while hot and toss the hot potatoes in a vinaigrette of 3 parts oil to 2 parts vinegar--I used light tasting olive oil and apple cider vinegar-- a generous amount of dry dill--I used about 1 T of dry dill, fresh cracked black pepper, salt and dry garlic and dry onion--about a teaspoon each of  the dry garlic and onion. Allow potatoes to cool, gently tossing, until vinaigrette is mostly absorbed.

 Add in finely diced celery--a rib or two, or more depending on your taste, 4-5 green onions, both white and green parts, chopped, 3-4 chopped hard boiled eggs, and dress with mayonnaise to taste and season with additional dill, fresh cracked black pepper and dry garlic/onion and salt if needed. Allow to chill for flavors to develop and serve!  I served this with oven fried chicken and sliced tomatoes. 

Hope you enjoy today's recipes and I will be back next week with more to share! 


  1. Oh, yum! These both sound great! Anything with bacon in it is good. Thanks, Karen, I will be printing these out to try !


  2. Enjoy them Laura! Let me know what you think of them when you try them!


  3. Awesome recipes, thank you for sharing!!!

  4. Sounds awesome. I'm making the first one tonight!!! Don't you just love getting new recipes??? I do!!! Oh....and so does my husband!! LOL

  5. Great recipes...I'm with Laura...anything with bacon gets my attention!


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