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Thousand Island Salad Dressing Recipe

I'm terrible at giving instructions, but I'll try to make myself understood.

Since I love salad, and 1000 Island is my most favorite, I make my own, and enough to last a whole week. The meager 16 FL. ounce bottles of salad dressing you buy at the grocery store are sinfully expensive, and they taste awful. I also make Russian, French, Italian, Caesar, Roquefort (blue cheese) dressing, and the dressing for cole slaw, which I also love. I'll eventually be adding the recipes for them.

I made this salsa myself.

I add all the below ingredients into a used, clean 64 FL OZ (2QT) Best Foods Mayonnaise jar, and stir well.

2 cups Mayonnaise (preferably Best Food Mayonnaise. I never use the fat free one, but the regular one. Why? Because when you make a salad, you use lots of vegetables and such a small amount of this salad dressing.

My secret for boiling perfect eggs is to first take the eggs out of the frig. I do this at night, so they'll be a room temperature by the next day. Put the eggs in a pot of water, add lots of salt to the water, bring water to a boil, cover with a lid, lower heat immediately, and steam by simmering for about 1 1/4 hour. When I see at least one of the eggs start to get a little crack on the shell, I know they'll all be ready. Throw out water, and fill over, and over again the pot with cold water. Grab one egg, give a gentle tap, and you will be amazed how the entire egg shell slips off. I have found that if the eggs are very fresh, the peeling process is almost imposible, where you'll end up with an ugly hard boiled egg.

2 cups Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Ketchup (more if desired)
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
3 tablespoons picante sauce – I feel Pace Picante sauce is the best one. To the picante sauce, add about a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, like the ones you sprinkle on pizza. I add lots more since I love the taste of hot. (I oftentimes make my own, which can also be used as a dip)

Hard boiled eggs mashed with a potato masher (since I love eggs, I add 4 or 5) I leave eggs to a chunky consistency.
A couple of teaspoons water (preferably distilled)

Tip: For the tastiest LAZY picante salsa to be used as a dip, or as chili sauce for tacos or tapatillas, add a jar of Pace Picante Sauce in a bowl. Add crushed red pepper flakes, garlic to taste, diced onions, a dash of white vinegar, and about a teaspoon of cumin. Mix, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Chop to tiny pieces:
3 stalks Celery
1 small white onion
1 whole Green Bell Pepper, 1/2 Red bell pepper, 1/2 yellow bell pepper

1 teaspoon celery seed (optional
pench of salt
1 teaspoon sugar (or more if you like it pretty sweet) Instead of real sugar, I use 2 little packets of Splenda.
2 Pinches of Garlic
About 2 teaspoons chopped pimentos - (optional)

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