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Shanna’s Macaroni Salad

Laura V. Hilton, author of A Harvest of Hearts, joins us today. Her main character, Shanna Stoltsfus, is sharing her macaroni salad recipe with us.                           

“When the temperature’s hot, the last thing you want is to be in a steamy kitchen. This is a meal that you can make in the cool of the day and refrigerate so it’s nice and cold when you’re ready to eat. It’s perfect for a light supper.”

Shanna’s Macaroni Salad

  • 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni (according to package directions)
  • 4 hard-cooked egges, chopped
  • 1 samll onion chopped
  • 1 large can tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 T dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip)
  • 3 T prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 t. vinegar
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3/4 t. celery seed

In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, onion, celery, pepper, and relish. In a small bowl, stir together the salad dressing, mustard, sugar, vinegar, salt and celery seed. Pour over the vegetables, and stir in macaroni until well blended. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.

Serves 8

Laura V. Hilton                                      
Author of A Harvest of Hearts, Whitaker House, September 2011


A Harvest of Hearts Book 2 of the Amish of Seymour series, September 2011

Matthew Yoder volunteered to be part of the swap of Amish men from his Old Order Pennsylvania Amish Community, to the Amish community in Seymour, Missouri.  There is nothing for him in Pennsylvania, as the youngest of twelve children, and the lack of farmland around Lancaster County, he felt he could make a better future in another district. Shanna Stoltzfus has been raised Amish, and couldn’t wait for her rumspringa so she could pursue her education. She hated having to quit school in the 8th grade to stay home and learn everything that makes a home run smoothly. But now she has earned her GED and is taking college courses, but her family is begging her to come home; her little sisters miss her. And there’s something about newcomer, Matthew Yoder that draws her attention.  But is it enough to give up her dreams of education and join the Amish church?

Click here to purchase A Harvest of Hearts


Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college.  Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include Hot Chocolate and Shadows
of the Past
from Treble Heart Books; a devotional in a compilation from Zondervan; and the first book “Patchwork Dreams” in her Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House released in April 2011, the second book, “A Harvest of Hearts” in September 2011, and Promised to Another in April 2012. Laura has her business degree from Ozarka and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.


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2 responses »

  1. Sounds yummy! I might try this!


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