October Means It’s Time For Soup!


Every year, the first weekend in October, Grandma Kradel invited everyone out to the house for the last official picnic of the year – the annual Soup Picnic. She’d make a big pot of her homemade (of course it was homemade!) vegetable soup, which actually had beef and beef broth in with the vegetables. It…
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Tomato Salad


If you were at my house today, I may have gone out into the garden, picked us a bowl of ripe Cherry Tomatoes, and chopped us up this beautiful Tomato Salad. Tomato Salad Ingredients: A bowl of organic Cherry Tomatoes freshly picked out of the garden About 6 leaves of organic fresh Basil A clove…
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Sunday Dinner

The spaghetti brimmed in the big yellow bowl in the middle of the Avocado Green dinner table with the six matching chairs. The table was that same shade of green that matched our stove and refrigerator and many others that lived in fifty percent of American homes circa 1974. (The other fifty percent were Harvest…
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Picnic Food: Mom’s Macaroni Salad


The last recipe in the week of Miracle Whip picnic salad recipes is Mom’s Macaroni Salad. I remember Mom making this one to take to Grandma’s Sunday picnics. She would make a big batch of it and take it to the picnic in the “Big Yellow Bowl”. When I asked her for the recipe, she…
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Fish Friday: Tuna Salad


Today’s salad didn’t show up at family picnics, but it was a staple of summer time lunches when we were kids, and is in keeping with this week’s theme on Miracle Whip. When we were kids, it was Tuna Fish Salad on Wonder Bread Sandwiches. These days, I like my Tuna Salad Sandwiches on toasted…
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Picnic Food: Potato Salad


Potato Salad is a must include for any family gathering or picnic. There are many variations on the potato salad theme, but this recipe is pretty much how my Mom made it when we were kids. She may have added chopped cucumber as well, but it’s not in the salad in the picture above. Potato…
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Picnic Food: Egg Salad


Egg Salad didn’t show up often but it was greatly appreciated when it did. This is another recipe that appreciates that jar of Miracle Whip. Egg Salad For Two Ingredients: 4 Eggs, hard boiled 2 big tablespoons or so of Miracle Whip A dash of Salt A lot of Black Pepper (to taste) Directions: Hard…
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