Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad

I served this pasta at my daughter's 1st birthday party and it was a HUGE hit!  Everyone went back for seconds and asked for the recipe.  I was so thankful because I had never made this pasta before and I didn't even take a bite of it before I served it at the party.  Risky right?!?! 

1 c. chopped pecans, toasted
8 oz. bow-tie pasta, cooked according to the directions on the package
1 lb. fresh broccoli
1 c. mayo
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 cup red onion, diced
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. salt
2 c. seedless red grapes cut in halves
8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled


-  Toast the pecans in a 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
-  Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the package.
-  Meanwhile, cut all the broccoli from the stems and separate into small pieces
-  In a small bowl whisk together the mayo and next four ingredients.
-  In a large bowl combine pasta, broccoli, grapes and dressing. 
-  Toss to coat and cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
-  Stir in pecans and cooked bacon just before serving.

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