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Time to Make the Slaw

Champagne Cole Slaw

We’ve all had numerous variations of cole slaw – me, included. Some I’ve loved and some I’ve tolerated. But this recipe is divine!  When I saw that it had champagne vinegar in it, I was sold. Anything with champagne is good, right?

So, I pulled out the ole mandolin which, for the record, I am terrimandolinefied of (it has very sharp blades) to shred the cabbage!  I have learned if you respect the mandolin, it will serve you well. Invest in your own  (follow the link here). Besides shredding cabbage to the perfect length, width, etc. for slaw, you can use it to slice and chop a multitude of other vegetables. It will be well used, trust me.

So, back to the slaw.  Top that mountain of freshly shredded cabbage with this light, creamy, and tasty dressing. You will have the best cole slaw you’ve ever made or eaten.  It’ll be your “go to” recipe for slaw going forward. And your family and guests will love you for it!

Bon appétit!

Champagne Cole Slaw
 
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Recipe type: Salads and Sides
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 5 cups Cabbage shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Whole-grain dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Place shredded cabbage and kosher salt in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Let sit 10 minutes.
  2. Mix next five ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix in with cabbage, tossing to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, so the flavors will blend.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 78 Fat: 5g Saturated fat: 1g Unsaturated fat: 3g Trans fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 431mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 4mg

 

Summertime!

Few things speak “summer” to me more than macaroni salad. It’s a great side for a picnic or even for your backyard cookout. It’s very much like potato salad, however, it’s easier as you don’t have to peel all those potatoes!

Who wants to stay in the kitchen all morning making a side item? With this recipe, you’ll be in and out in 45 minutes tops! Perfect . . . because wouldn’t you rather be outside enjoying your picnic or outside by the grill enjoying your guests? I know I would!

Try this recipe and let me know how you like it!

Bon appétit!

Macaroni Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salads and Sides
Serves: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Elbow Macaroni Noodles
  • 2 Eggs boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoon Sweet pickle finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Yellow mustard
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. Boil and peel eggs. Place macaroni in a large bowl. Add mayonnaise, sweet pickles, onion powder, salt, pepper, and yellow mustard. Mix well. You may need to add more mayonnaise, depending on your preferences. Add chopped eggs. Lightly toss. Chill!
  2. Remember, if serving the next day, you will likely need to add more mayonnaise before serving because the noodles will soak up the mayonnaise as it sits.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 353 Fat: 10g Saturated fat: 2g Unsaturated fat: 5g Trans fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 61g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 1899mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 6g Cholesterol: 56mg

 

Fantastic Summer Salad

Broccoli Salad

If you ever have a need to take something to a covered dish, this is the “go to” recipe that will get you raves and raves. It can be categorized as a side or a salad – however you want to look at it. It’s perfect! You get your green vegetables, your roughage, and even some sweet and salty stuff going on – all at the same time!

And best part of all?  It’s not really cooking! Just throwing a bunch of things together in a big bowl. I would suggest refrigerating the night before so the cole slaw dressing can soak into the broccoli. Other than that, it’s a snap to throw together. If you’re in a big rush, you can use jar cole slaw dressing, although look for my version in a future post. It is quite easy and quite delicious!

Again, fresh is always better!

Bon appétit!

Broccoli Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salads and Sides
Serves: 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 6 cups Broccoli florets cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup Cole slaw dressing
  • ¼ cup Sunflower kernels
  • ⅓ cup Dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Mix everything together, cover and chill overnight. Serve!
  2. For a little variety, you can add bacon bits or use almond slices instead of the sunflower kernels.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 120 Fat: 3.3g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 13g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 310mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 5g

 

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