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I wanted to have coleslaw along with my slow cooker barbecue chicken. I found this recipe posted by Marsha at Clouse Cousins Cookin. It’s called Grandma’s Famous Coleslaw. Marsha used the coleslaw on a barbecue pork sandwich, so you could always put it on the slow cooker barbecue chicken. However, I just served it on the side.

Now I purchase a bag of that pre-made coleslaw mix in the bag. It’s already got your cabbage, purple cabbage, and carrots. For some reason the original recipe had 1/8 cup carrot listed in there twice. So I just did 4 1/4 cups of the ready to use coleslaw mix. The only think I would change in this recipe is the amount of sugar. I like my coleslaw to be sweet. Next time I’m going to up the sugar to 1/3 cup. This made just enough for my family of 5 to each have an approximate 1/2 cup serving.

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If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make sour milk to use in it’s place. Put one tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice (I always do vinegar) in a one cup measure. Then fill the measuring cup up to 1 cup with milk, stir and let sit 5 minutes. That’s it. Obviously, if you don’t need 1 cup of buttermilk, just reduce the amount of vinegar to the amount of milk accordingly.

Stay tuned for tomorrow when I share a yummy breakfast recipe I made over the weekend. It’s another great recipe to add to you fall recipe collection.

Here is what you need to make the


  • SALT
  • MILK


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  • 4 cup cabbage finely chopped (I used 4 1/4 cups of the bagged ready to use coleslaw mix)
  • cup carrot shredded
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup sugar Next time I'm doing 1/3 cup sugar
  • cup milk
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • cup buttermilk I just made sour milk with milk and vinegar
  • ¾ Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 ¼ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/16 tsp pepper


  • Combine sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and juice. Beat until smooth. Add cabbage and carrot. Let flavors blend at least 2 hours. Makes 5 servings.
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  2. That looks great! I used to not care for coleslaw, but then I tried it homemade, and it was great. I love how colorful and fresh your coleslaw looks – yum!