Ingredient Was Cook's Secret

MY FAMILY has always enjoyed Grape Salad (like the one below), which consists of seedless grapes, pecans and mini marshmallows stirred into whipped cream. When making this favorite dish one Thanksgiving, I added the chopped pecans from a resealable bag, stirred up the salad and took it to the table.

As one of my sons dug into the salad, he said, "Mom, this doesn't taste quite right." Other family members agreed…and my son's wife found a peanut in her serving. I took a taste and immediately realized that I had dumped in a bag of Chex party mix instead of the pecans. —Barbara Hines, Plano, Texas


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