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Creamy Coleslaw…A Great Summertime Side!

Went to The Cheesecake Factory for lunch today!  Ahhhh-mazing food!!!  And wow! The portions they serve you could feed a family of four!  Oh, and don’t get me started on the Red Velvet Cheesecake!!!  Of course by the time you’re done attempting to eat your entree…there is no WAY you can eat dessert!

But it’s the Cheesecake Factory….so you order it anyway!  (They must figure take home boxes into the prices of their meals because everyone I saw coming out of that place was carrying one!)  A few of us shared the Red Velvet Cheesecake and there was still about a deck of cards size piece of it left, so I brought it home and stuck it in the freezer and had it as a midnight snack tonight.

H E A V E N!!!

But I digress…..a  LOT!! The point of this story is this.  One of the sides they serve with their burgers is coleslaw!

My youngest ordered the pulled pork sandwich which came with the slaw.  Of course HE wouldn’t eat it (pill!) but I was all over it because I LOVE good coleslaw!  Which then reminded me of a really good recipe I made last weekend to go with our pulled pork meal that my husband made in his new smoker. (I really need to blog about that thing soon.  It’s the coolest!)

The coleslaw was almost as big a hit as the pulled pork and the perfect compliment to it!

So, with all that said (typed?)…today’s One Good Thing is a delicious recipe for coleslaw and the suggestion to make some before summer is gone!

Homemade coleslaw is infinitely better than the stuff you can purchase in containers at the deli and really simple to make!  Give it a try!

By Diana Rattray

Here’s a basic coleslaw with a tangy mayonnaise dressing, and it’s a great choice for summer meals. Serve this coleslaw with barbecue or sandwiches.

If you want to take your coleslaw to the next level here is how to make mayonnaise from scratch.  You won’t regret spending the extra time. : )


* 6 cups shredded cabbage (sometimes I add some red cabbage, sometimes I don’t)
* 1 carrot, shredded
* 2/3 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons vinegar
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste  (MY taste likes a little bit more sugar!)   🙂
* 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
* 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste


Toss cabbage in a large bowl with the carrots. In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour the mixture over the cabbage and carrots and toss to coat thoroughly. Refrigerate until serving time.
Serves 6.

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