4th of July Recipe Exchange

Barrie invited me to join in a fun 4th of July-inspired recipe exchange. I decided to share my MIL’s recipe for macaroni salad. I don’t know where she got the recipe, but I’ve gotten a lot of rave reviews. And it makes a big old bowl, marinating itself as the days go by…

Marinated Mostaccioli
(As evidenced by the name of the recipe, it calls for mostaccioli, but as I think that noodle is a little unwieldy, I use penne–just as good)

1 16 oz. pkg mostaccioli (penne), cooked and drained

Cook the following together:
1 1/2 c. cider vinegar
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. coarse pepper
1 tsp. garlic or garlic salt
2 Tbsp. prepared mustard

1 medium red onion
1 medium cucumber
1/2 gr. (or colorful) pepper

Mix noodles, vegetables, and marinade. MUST stand overnight.


Now, head over to Barrie’s to see what other yummy recipes have been shared!
Happy 4th!

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/02/2008 02:54 pm


  1. This sounds fantastic! My family loves penne pasta. So, I’ll do that substitution, too. Thanks for joining in.

  2. That sounds wonderful! I’ll have to give it a try.

  3. This sounds awesome. I gotta give this a try.

  4. Thanks for a new recipe. It looks really easy to make and that is always nice!

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