Homestyle Macaroni Salad

"This is absolutely the best macaroni salad. It has a touch of hot pepper, and a delicious dressing."
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  • Cook macaroni acc to pkg directions.
  • Drain in colander and rinse with cold water.
  • Combine all remaining ingredients in lg bowl.
  • Add cooked macaroni.
  • Toss to coat well.
  • Chill.

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  1. Inez, this was so yummy. I followed the recipe exactly and thought it was very well seasoned. I liked the little bit of heat from the jalapeno and cayenne. Just right for us. This was very easy to make which you know is important to me. I made this for our family picnic. Just put it in an ice chest and off to the park. Thanks dear, you recipes are loved by us.
  2. I thought this was pretty good, but I guess I like a bit more vegies. The next time I make it (and I probably will), I'll increase the amount of bell pepper, celery and even jalapenos. I'd also add some salt. Basically, though, this was good, and I like the dressing a lot as an all-purpose, relatively low-cal dressing for pasta salads.
  3. Love this macaroni salad!! I'm a huge fan of macaroni salad and this one is a winner. Just the right amount of heat to make it spicy and extremely creamy with the buttermilk. Thanks!
  4. Turned out nice and loved the spice.
  5. I made this for Easter dinner, and the amount of mayo, buttermilk and vinegar was too little an amount. We like ours a lot more creamy. But I am glad I tasted the combo of ingredients before my hubby added tons more mayonaise. It was a good macaroni salad, just next time I will do everything the same, except at least triple the amount of the dressing


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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