When I was growing up, I often saw my mother, and my grandmother, reach for their Better Homes and Gardens cookbook for inspiration when making the family meal or getting ready to do some baking.
That same classic red and white checked Better Homes and Gardens cookbook was the first cookbook I received as a new bride, and I too, relied on it to learn how to cook and bake for my own family.
Although I now have a library of cookbooks (I am a bit obsessed with them!), there are still certain classic recipes that I just don’t mess with – one being Better Homes and Gardens Coleslaw. This creamy classic needs to no tampering – it’s always delicious and a big hit at family gatherings, picnics and with my oven baked fish fry.
It’s quick and easy – especially if you pick up a bag of angel hair pre-shredded coleslaw in your produce section.
Better Homes and Gardens Coleslaw
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 medium carrot, shredded
½ small green or red sweet bell pepper, finely chopped
2 green onions, sliced (these are optional for me)
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon celery seed
Toss together the cabbage, carrot, pepper and onion. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and celery seed.
Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture – toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Makes 4 servings – double or triple for a bigger crowd.
Watch it disappear… Enjoy!