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Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Total Time: 25 Minutes | Servings 16

2 packages Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad™ ranch & bacon pasta salad mix
1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
8 medium green onions, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 medium stalks celery, thinly sliced (1 cup)
6 hard-cooked eggs, coarsely chopped
1 hard-cooked egg, sliced, if desired
Paprika, if desired

Step 1
Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.

Step 2
In large bowl, stir together seasoning mixes (from salad mix), mayonnaise, mustard, onions and celery. Stir in pasta and chopped eggs until evenly coated. Garnish with hard-cooked egg slices and paprika.


Crunchy Muncher Cookies

Prep Time: 2 Hours | Total Time: 2 Hours 10 Minutes | Servings 108

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
3 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups small pretzel twists, coarsely crushed
1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1 cup Wheaties™ cereal or Country® Corn Flakes cereal, slightly crushed
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch-flavored chips

Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugars, butter, oil, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Step 2
On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

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