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Do you prefer mayo or Miracle Whip? Sugar and vinegar mixed with mayo? THX


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Posts: 1934 | Location: Hither & Yon | Registered: Sep 19, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use Miracle Whip with a little milk. If I am making salad for a take away dish I use both generic and regular Miracle Whip but if it's for my family only it's Miracle Whip only.


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Mayo. Pretty much the same dressing as I make for potato salad.
 
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I make pasta salads and use a vinaegrette. I never make mayo-based salads of any kind any more - though very rarely, if I'm having company, then I'll make a potato salad and use Best Foods / Hellman's mayo.


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Posts: 1125 | Location: Pacific Northwest | Registered: Nov 01, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My dressing has mayo, vinegar, mustard,sugar. I use it for macaroni salad and for potato salad.
 
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For pasta salad, I usually prefer some type of Ranch Dressing.
 
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It varies depending on ingredients of the salad. Tonight we're trying a new recipe with variations to fit out taste and ingredients on hand. The pasta is rotini, the veggies a mix of blanched broccoli and cauliflower, the sauce olive oil, anchovy filets, lemon juice, garlic.


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Posts: 7106 | Location: Montana | Registered: Mar 25, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use both mayo based and vinegar, depending upon the ingredients and my mood.
 
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I use an oil/vinegar dressing mostly. Especially if we take it somewhere -- you don't have to worry about it sitting out!

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Miracle Whip and milk with a little sugar added. SO good!
 
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Best Foods Real Mayonnaise (they don't sell Hellman's here).
 
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Hellman's is the brand sold in the Eastern part of the country - but it's the same mayo as Best Food's.


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I use mayo with some sour cream and sometimes miracle whip added. Then depending on the recipe - cider vinegar and a little sugar.


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Posts: 3514 | Location: Coastal SC | Registered: Jan 10, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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For macaroni just mayo. Don't ever use Miracle whip. For potato salad mayo mixed with some other things. I never put sugar in any salad.
 
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Hellman's mayo and I add some mustard and chopped green olives for a jolt of flavor. Chopped onion, , chopped celery, celery seed, hard boiled eggs, chopped green or red pepper, black pepper go into the dressing. no need for salt due to the olives. I sprinkle paprika on top. I could eat an entire big bowl of this stuff. Smile
 
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These days, I make pasta salads with vinaigrette-based dressings. No Miracle Whip, ever.

I still love the classic elbow macaroni salad the way my Mom made it, with the recipe straight off the side of the Hellman's mayo jar. It had nice crunchy ingredients such as celery, onion, and green or red bell pepper. Sometimes she added sliced pimento stuffed olives. It was our summer go-to recipe when we had outdoor barbecues.
 
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A bit of Hellman's or Kraft mayo anddddddddd some celery seed dressing.
 
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Grew up on Miracle Whip. Mama did not like mayonnaise because it was "greasy."

Well, I don't know what brand of mayonnaise she was eating but after my first taste of Hellman's mayonnaise, I was hooked. Never purchased another jar of MW.

I generally add a bit of Penzey's peppercorn dressing mix to my pasta salads...and some crumbled bacon. Big Grin SHRIMP is delicious in it too with some minced green olives and onions.

This list could go on and on and on and on...
 
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Depends. I've made with both mayo and an oil and vinegar mixture.


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Posts: 6586 | Location: Northwest Florida | Registered: Dec 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We tried the Penzy's peppercorn dressing in a pasta salad last week. (Had to try some of their spices after seeing the recommendations here.) Used it in a variation of this recipe. Gave a thumbs up to the dressing - a creamy one with both mayo and sour cream. Smile

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Posts: 7106 | Location: Montana | Registered: Mar 25, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Now you know I have to make macaroni salad tomorrow after seeing this thread, right? Not sure how I'll make it but I have both mayo and some sort of vinaigrette salad dressing. Maybe I'll combine them both.
 
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