The Best Cole Slaw

I really like cole slaw, treating it like a condiment most of the Spring and Summer. And because of that, it falls into the category of dishes I never make quite the same way every time. So I’m going to take a different approach this time, because I just can’t seem to get myself to write down anything exact here. And that’s something you want to be comfortable with as a cook, right? Using your God-given senses and creativity to guide you.

You’ll note that I use bagged slaw. Yeah, there’s just some things that make sense to buy prepared, and if you can get it on sale ($1 a 16oz bag), why not? Also, I like to have a little tartness to my slaw, because the acidity is a nice contrast to the sweetness of a barbeque too.

A few notes: If you decide to use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise, you may want to cut back the sugar by half. And the Dijon mustard, while optional, adds a little bit of zest. I’ve personally witnessed cole slaw with bits of pineapple in it. I have nothing positive to say about that experience.

The Best Cole Slaw

Print Recipe
The Best Cole Slaw
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 chill
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 1 chill
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Simply mix all the ingredients together well. Let chill for at least an hour before serving.
Share this Recipe

Breakfast Cookies

I strive to start my kid’s day with a hearty breakfast, a high calorie love note to send them on their way to school or at least give me a few hour’s respite from the kitchen. But it takes creaticity – breakfast cereal is not nutritious enough (my opinion) and frankly some mornings I just can’t get myself to do a pop-up Cracker Barrel-style spread.

What we have agreed upon is smoothies,  chock-full of frozen fruit,  yogurt,  sometimes wheatgerm and honey.  I chuckle inwardly,  knowing they have little inkling how good it is for them.  Still,  I try to put eggs or waffles alongside. Recently I dusted off a recipe I had tried a few years ago and realized it was a pretty good compliment to the smoothie,  while adding a novelty bent to breakfast.

There is some work involved here,  but the payoff is a great tasting cookie that,  when paired with a smoothie or glass of milk leaves you feeling the good and the kids thinking they’ve scored!

Print Recipe
Breakfast Cookies
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 11 Minutes
Servings
Dozen
Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Other
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 11 Minutes
Servings
Dozen
Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Other
Recipe Notes

It's tempting to eat them all in a week, but don't!  Freeze between sheets of waxed paper and dole out sparingly.  You're family will think you've lost your marbles the first time you offer them.  They'll quickly get over any misgivings when they get a taste!

Share this Recipe

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Like cheesecake and excuses, this is something I like to make but rarely partake in. I don’t like bananas but my kids (and most of the population) do. The chocolate chips add a little surprise that keeps them coming back for more. This bread tastes even better if stored in the fridge.

 

Print Recipe
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Course Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Banana Mixture
Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter I like to substitute Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ea eggs
Other
Course Breads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Banana Mixture
Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter I like to substitute Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ea eggs
Other
Recipe Notes

I'll typically double the recipe and bake a regular size loaf and then a dozen mini loaves. This way there is something for everyone to enjoy together without the risk of the family getting tired of it and wasting half a loaf. And the mini loaves are just the right size for gifting or taking to work/school.

Share this Recipe