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Cole Slaw

I posted recently about how my husband dislikes mayonnaise. So, today I thought I would post the coleslaw recipe that he likes best. He will eat regular coleslaw, but we really prefers one with a less mayonnaise taste.

But first, is coleslaw another one of those regional things? I grew up in OR and you see coleslaw once in awhile, but not very often. Here in OK and this part of the country, coleslaw is commonly served. You almost always see it at barbecues, picnics, and potlucks. It took me awhile to get used to it but now I really enjoy it. I am just curious if it is another one of those regional foods or not? What do you think?

Several years ago I saw a coleslaw recipe on Allrecipes that had buttermilk in it. The recipe caught my attention because it had less mayonnaise and had buttermilk in it. I tried it and and we like it but it needed some tweaking. I thought that the recipe had too much liquid and the taste was not quite what we wanted. After trying it several different ways this is the version I came up with that we like best.

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  1. Hello,
    what is “(16 ounce) package coleslaw mix”
    I was looking for a recipe that would be from scratch, but that I mean list of all ingredients. like what veges you put in and in what proportions.
    I really “love” some of the cook books that state to get a cube of fresh yeast(Lithuanian cook book , printed in NY). I guess they do not realize that in USA usually the cubes are double in size then in other countries or maybe they write for limited market.
    Thank you 🙂
    Here where I live now is not possible to go out to store and get a package coleslaw mix.
    Milk here cost bout 10 USD / Gallon more then a gasoline 🙂

    thank you

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