My mom could take a look at a recipe and know right away whether it was a good one or not. It was kinda like a sixth sense. Just looking at the title I’m sure you were thinking – it must be good. Well, mom got this spread recipe from Opal, who got it from Anna Wolf. It’s OLD. You might not think so because it’s got Miracle Whip in it but Miracle Whip has been around since 1933. I didn’t know that. I was thinking maybe around the time of margarine, but oleo didn’t hit the US until mid 20th century. So, Miracle Whip is a sweeter alternative to mayonnaise and according to the FDA contains ingredients like sugar, paprika and garlic powder that aren’t suppose to be in mayonnaise. There you have it.
Spreads don’t seem as popular as they once were. Or maybe I should say making our own spreads is not as popular. Most grocery stores do offer your basic ham spreads in the deli departments which can be a quick alternative but also a pricey one. I will say it was fun to get the grinder out. Of course, you don’t need a grinder to make it, and I only used it for the eggs. And yes, my fresh eggs did not cooperate with me. Peel job – not so good.
What’s really great about this spread is that it can be used in a variety of ways. In the picture above I have it on small rolls and miniature loaves of bread. The recipe is my Grandma’s Refrigerator Dough and you can find it here . It is also good on crackers and with vegetables. You can experiment with the amount of Miracle Whip you use adjusting it for a dip or a spread. Get ceative!
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So here’s some questions. Have you ever seen a grinder like the one pictured with the ingredients? Do you have a grinder tucked away in a cabinet and what was the last recipe you made with it? I love ham spreads especially on crackers and this really made me hungry for some. Remember, a grinder is not necessary to make this recipe so give it a try, I know you’ll love it!
Thanks for stopping by, Rose
- 1 lb bacon fried and drained. I fried hard enough for easy chopping.
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
- 9 hard-boiled eggs, ground/chopped
- Miracle whip (approximately 1 cup)
- Salt and sugar to taste
- Mix bacon, cheese, and hard-boiled eggs.
- Add Miracle Whip and mix until smooth
- Add sugar and salt to taste. (I make this recipe without this addition)
- That's It! Enjoy