Festive Macaroni Salad – Jill James

4th of July Macaroni SaladFestive 4th of July Macaroni Salad

by Jill James

My mom was a superb cook. Unfortunately, I did not inherit this gene, along with not getting the gardening one either. LOL But this salad is simple enough that even my heroine of Dangerous Shift, Lt. Nikki Hill could pull it together. Nikki is my favorite heroine of my books so far. She can bat her baby blue eyes, then slam the perp face-down on the car, and whip those cuffs onto him. All in one slick move. But, as her sister Katie says, don’t let Nikki cook unless you are willing to have the kitchen go up in flames. Since this is me too, even I can manage this salad.

4 cups small salad macaroni
2 carrots, shredded
3 stalks of celery, diced medium fine
1/2 yellow onion, diced fine
3 tablespoons mayonnaise to start, add as needed
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, for taste
Optional toppings of paprika and poppy seeds for color.

Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain and rinse to cool. Place in bowl add other ingredients and toppings. Stir and serve
Makes enough for 10-12 people.

DangerousShift 200x300Dangerous Shift by Jill James

featuring Shapeshifters Lt. Nikki Hill and Lt. Sean Evans
Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Available at all online retailers and in paperback.


About Jill James

Jill is a published author with The Wild Rose Press and self-published with The Lake Willowbee Series. She enjoys reading just as much as writing. You can follow her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Jill.James.author and Twitter @jill_james
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8 Responses to Festive Macaroni Salad – Jill James

  1. leighmorgan1 says:

    Looks wonderful, Jill!


  2. Jill James says:

    Thanks Leigh. I needed to make it for the blog so yeah! we had it with dinner last night.


  3. susanrhughes says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could all get together for a barbecue?


  4. Mona Risk says:

    Delicious salad. And what a great blurb!


  5. Carol says:

    The salad looks delicious, Jill. Mine is similar and have to make much more than needed at gatherings. Several people line up for leftovers. Love it! Your Nikki sounds like my Tina. No cooking clue. 🙂


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