Bob Oven's Colonial Dressing

Serving Size : 1
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1 c Water
1/8 c Cornstarch
1/2 c Vinegar -- light or dark
1 c Sugar
1 t Onion powder
1 tb Salt
1/4 c Butter or margarine
1/2 ts Pepper
1 t Celery salt
1 tb Celery seed
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Put water and cornstarch
into blender on High speed for 1 minute or until
smooth. Transfer to a 2 1/2 qt. saucepan. Cook mixture
over Medium High heat, stirring constantly as you
begin to add each of the remaining ingredients,
stirring well after each addition. Cook and continue
stirring until it begins to thicken and become quite
smooth. Let it cool completel before pouring into a
refrigerator container. Cap tightly. Kepps for about
weeks. Do Not Freeze. Makes 2
1/2 cups. Variations: Creamy Italian Colonial:
to one recipe (above) add 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard, 1
Tbsp. light corn syrup, 1 Tbsp. dry oregano leaves,
1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Stir to
combine well. Keep refrigerated. Makes about 3 cups.
Do Not Freeze. Catalina Colonial: To one recipe
(above) add: 1 cup catsup and 1/2 cup sweet pickle
relish. Makes 3 1/2 cups. Creamy Onion Dressing: To
one recipe (above) stir in: 8 ounce carton onion chip
dip. Makes 3 cups. Do Not Freeze. Slaw Dressing: To
one recipe (above) stir in: 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2
cup mayonnaise. Use within one week of preparing.
Makes 3 cups. Do Not Freeze.