Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tangy Coleslaw-No Mayo

I got a version of this recipe over a decade ago, and I 've made it a countless number of times. It's a nice change from a mayonnaise-based slaw, and you actually make the vinaigrette in the microwave. Have a happy, healthy 2012!

Tangy Coleslaw - No Mayo

1-14 ounce bag coleslaw mix
1/2 cup onions or green onion, small dice
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Toss the bagged coleslaw mix and the onions together in a large bowl. Set aside. In a microwave-safe, 2 cup measuring cup, combine the sugar and vinegar and stir. Add the oil, celery seed and pepper. Cover the measuring cup with Saran wrap. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until the vinaigrette boils. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables. Toss to coat. Serves 6-8.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Everyone's Favorite Cornbread Muffins (using Jiffy mix)

I love soups during the Winter. I make these easy, cornbread muffins all the time. It's SO easy, and it rounds out a meal for just a little bit of money. I usually buy a box of Jiffy cornbread mix for about 50 cents.

Everyone's Favorite Cornbread Muffins (using Jiffy mix)

1-8.5 ounce box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1-5 to 7 ounce can creamed corn
1 egg
1-2 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease six muffin tins or line with baking cups. In a large bowl, combine all four ingredients. Batter will be a little lumpy. Equally divide the batter among the muffin tins. Bake 15-20 minutes.