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My sister-in-law, Becky Hurt gave me most of my GREAT salad recipes -- here's one!!


1/2 C. White Sugar
1/2 C. Brown Sugar
2 Heaping T. Flour
Dash Salt
1 C. Milk

Cook until thick, stiring constantly.

Remove from heat & add:
1 T. Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla


Layer sliced bananas, sauce and nuts.


If you ever ate one of those absolutely amazing Doris Remley luncheons you probably had this salad. She wouldn't give it to me until she retired then she remembered it and I didn't because I would jokingly ask her for it every time I saw her at a meal or about town. She was one wonderful gal! Thanks Doris & RIP

1 large Broccoli Head
10 Slices of Bacon
1 Cup Raisins
1 Medium onion

Cut up fine, mix together and add the dressing and stir well

Dressing: 1 Cup Mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip or Mayo - either one) 1/3 C. Sugar and 2 T. Vinegar


Another from Becky Hurt.

In a square pan, make layers in the following order:

1 Head Lettuce, Broken
1 Small Cauliflower, Sliced
1 Red Onion, Sliced
1# Bacon, Fried & Crumbled

1/2 C. Parmesan Cheese
2 C. Mayonnaise
1/4 C. Sugar on top

Refrigerate overnight

Toss just before serving!!!


My Aunt Alice (Bazzani) Certain gave me this recipe. It is REALLY good, and usually I don't like vinegary type things.


1 Cabbage
1 Mango
1 Carrot

Let stand 1 hour

1 tsp. salt

"Slaw Dressing"


1 C. Vinegar
1/4 C. Water
2 C. Sugar
1 T. Celery Seed
T. Mustard Seed

Let cool (or refrigerate) (I keep extra in jars in the refrigerator for the next day)

Pour slaw dressing over drained chopped Cabbage/mango/carrrot mixture, toss and serve.


This is one of the EASIEST salads ever. One of our neighbors, when I was a little girl would try out different foods and have me over to play "Tester." This was one of my favorites Zula Pence ever made!

1 C. Coconut, shredded
1 C. Crushed Pineapple
1 C. Mandarin Oranges
1 C. Sour Cream
1 C. Miniature Marshmallows

Mix all ingredients together and let stand for 30 minutes before serving.


For lack of another name, we just call this "Green Salad." It sounds yukky, but it really is VERY GOOD! And, again -- EASY!

1 Can Crushed Pineapple (drained)
1 C. Dry Lime Jello
1 Small Curd Cottage Cheese

Mix together and add Cool Whip.


This one is from my mother -- I can still see her standing at the stove fixin' up her "Pineapple Salad." I have no idea where she got the recipe, but she made it for lots of company dinners and it's a fav of my company, too.

1 can Crushed Pineapple into a Pan

1/2 C. Sugar
2 T. Flour

Cook over medium heat until almost thick, then add 4 slices of American Cheese -- cool slightly.

To the crushed pineapple, add:
5-10 chopped pecans
cut-up marshmallow pieces

Mix well -- good warm, cold or on a lettuce leaf.


Have no idea where I got this -- probably from the Jello Package, but I know my four grandsons wouldn't like it if I left it out of "My Favorite Family Recipes," and truth be known, neither would my kids but they're too old to admit they still enjoy playin' with the Jello!!

4 Knox Gelatin
3 Jellos, same flavor, any kind but my favs are Cherry, Strawberry and Raspberry
3 C. Boiling Water

MIX WELL. Let set, cut into finger wide strips (about 3-4 inches long, and 1 inch wide) and separate onto a dish. This should be firm enough to be "finger food".

"Sunshine Salad"

This is one of my favorite foods, but I just never get around to making it -- I should as it's very good for you :) Betty Dotson, a cousin/genealogy pal makes the BEST Sunshine Salad EVER !!

1 C. Boiling Water ---
1, 3-oz. pkg. Lemon Jello --Pour boiling water over jello, stirring until the jello is dissolved. Stir in cold water, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1 Can Crushed Pineapple in syrup. Chill until partially set then add 1/2 C. Shredded Carrots and nuts if desired.

Makes 6-8 servings



The very first place other than a library I went to for researching was Kathryn Hallett's to go through one of our families together. She fixed me lunch and this was the salad. Wasn't sure I'd like it but it's one of my all-time favs.

Dressing: 1 1/4 C. Sugar (I use splenda)
2 T. Flour
3/4 C. Vinegar
Cook until thickens and cool, then add 2 T. Mustard. Also can add salt to taste but it has a good taste with what's in it :)

Two, 10-oz pkg frozen mixed vegetables. Cook according to directions on pkg - cool and drain.
Add to this: 6 stalks celery & one green pepper, cut-up. Add a small onion, cut-up and one can red beans. Add the dressing and refrigerate 12 hours before serving.

Great since it's made ahead and ready for company :)


True, everyone makes this but it is a family tradition that when we have a get-together I make this for our son-in-law, Steve and daughter-in-law, Kathy. Especially pretty at Christmas

1 # 2 Can Crushed Pineapple
1, Cool Whip
1 Box Instant Pistacchio Pudding
1/2 C. Chopped Nuts
1/2 C. Coconut if desire (I don't use it)
1/2 pkg Miniature Marshmallows

Mix pineapple and dry pudding. Mix and fold-in the cool whip, add nuts, conconut, marshmallows and chill.

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