I am so happy you posted this great recipe!!! I have been looking for it for several years after I lost my original in a house fire. All is well again and this salad will be a featured item on our extended family's After Christmas dinner this afternoon. For convenience and slightly less fat I use bagged real bacon bits. Sometimes I sub a can drained mandarine oranges for the raisins. Thanks again, Kumama, bless you and your very special grandsons!!!