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This is a classic salad that makes a great presentation. I subbed shredded carrots for the celery and finely diced ham for the bacon. I also included the ham layer under the dressing instead of on top. I agree with another poster that said that mayo is the key, and not Miracle Whip. I prepared this for a Labor Day weekend cookout and came home with an empty bowl.

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Ms B. September 05, 2006

The first time I made this was in college about 24 years ago. I was the most popular girl in the complex, because I feed everyone a decent meal. I still make it to this day, and now my kids love it. One thing, I never use Miracle Whip for the dressing. I have seen others use it and it is too sweet. You know how some people grew up with Miracle Whip an some on Hellman's/Best Foods? We were a Hellman's family! I also like to add thin sliced carrots and green onions.

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Chef 148068 November 20, 2005

This salad is wonderful! I usually use spinach rather than iceberg lettuce and it's very good that way, too.

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iris5555 March 07, 2005

Made it just like the recipe stated I didn't use the egg but will next time...Also added some tomatoes to my dish that I ate right away...Yummy and super easy!

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Anonymous March 13, 2015

Really good and so convenient to prep the night before. Looks beautiful on a buffet (used a very large glass salad bowl), but I'll admit I tossed about half in another bowl before serving so it would be easier to eat. The part I left layered kept well in the fridge at least another day. Tastes like ranch dressing and my family enjoyed it. A little heavy on the mayo for me, but I'll just add extra lettuce to my serving next time. Thanks for the recipe!

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LonghornMama December 14, 2014

I grew up in the South eating this salad at every barbecue or family get together. That being said, I moved away from home 25 years ago at it had probably been 20 years since I had this salad. Recently we were invited to a

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mizhort May 26, 2014

This is best the second day but then after that it gets a little bit runny. But it is soooo good.

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Denise G. October 19, 2013

I LOVE LOVE this salad. It is so easy to put together and it travels and holds up well. I have made this for a lot of party. It is really a great salad for summer.
Rita you really know your stuff. Keep giving us more recipes like this.
Thank you for a great and easy put together salad.

Dolly K

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Dolly K February 01, 2013

Sooooooo good! A huge hit at the party - people had seconds! Followed the recipe exactly, but did add a little extra bacon and used 4 finely chopped eggs (it was a big bowl). I'm already craving this salad again!!

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MimiKooks January 14, 2013
Yummy 7 Layer Salad