Build-Your-Own Haystacks Recipe

This recipe is so flexible and forgiving; we adapt it based upon what we have on hand and what we get on sale. It’s been a favorite of ours for many years!

Growing up, we served this more times than I can count when we had a big group of guests over. It’s great paired with a fruit salad and Green Rice Casserole.

By the way, if you’re the kind of person who prefers exact measurements, I found this recipe on AllRecipes that is similar to the one we make.

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  1. Carrie P. says

    I get one sinus infection a year it seems-typically around mold allergy season. The trick is spotting when it starts. I get exhausted from them-they are awful. I am sure you tried nasal rinse and lots of water to drink. I used my nasal rinse at least three times per day and my infection was gone in a week this last time. Just never start taking things like
    Emergen-c or other cold and infection prevention remedies when you already have the infection-it makes you even more miserable because your symptoms become increased as your body reacts more [efficiently]. (I never knew this for so long and learned it recently! What a great piece of advice that was!) By now now I hope you are feeling better!

  2. stacey says

    I’ve had a few bad sinus infection in the last few years and I cannot survive them without my Neti-pot. That thing is a miracle worker. I use if before bed and then and immediately upon waking. Its also great when my allergies go haywire. Its cheap medicine, and it works. Hope you’re back to 100% soon!

  3. Lori says

    Hi Crystal, hope you’re feeling better. If you’re not, make sure your docs check for other causes. I was misdiagnosed with a sinus infection for months before getting a proper diagnosis which was much more serious. If you are not getting better ask for a chest x-ray and blood work. Especially if you are having night sweats and fatigue.

  4. says

    Hope you’re feeling better! I have had something similar with the Fritos at a local carnival. They just used a small package of Fritos & added the meat. There was a toppings bar with things like salsa, olives, cheese…it was sooo good!