Welcome to a little game called Like or Dislike, with ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, even favorite cooking gear. Do you like, dislike, love, crave, despise, wish for, use in your own kitchen? The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell!
In the house where I grew up, Miracle Whip was our mayo. I didn't learn that it wasn't real mayonnaise until much later in life, by which time I was hooked on the super-sweet flavor. Only when Miracle Whip's formula changed to include high fructose corn syrup did I reluctantly switch to mayonnaise, and now I'm a mayonnaise girl all the way. I don't eat it often, but I can't imagine egg salad without it. Or tuna salad. Or my Cousin Martin's favorite Russian dressing. Or Uncle Donald's scrambled eggs. I stir a teaspoon of mayo into my basil pesto, for added creaminess. And I know you can give yourself a facial with mayonnaise, though I've never actually tried it.
Mayonnaise: like or dislike?