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Creamy Cornfed Coleslaw

So, one Saturday last summer, one of my daughters and I made a visit to a local farmer’s market to get some fresh produce.  I love to see the variety of selection that is usually there and it just so happened that one of the vendors there was offering fresh cabbage.  My family loves cabbage and there are so many different ways to use this versatile veggie!  Well, the prices were reasonable and I selected both a green AND purple variety to bring home.  This recipe is the result of how I used those two heads of delicious cabbage.

Creamy Cornfed Coleslaw

Yields 12-16

Fresh, crunchy, tangy & sweet, this cole slaw is Delicious!!

20 minPrep Time

20 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 small head purple cabbage, roughly chopped
1 small head green cabbage, roughly chopped
1 small onion, finely diced
1 small tart apple, roughly chopped
1 ½ c. mayonnaise
2 T. cider vinegar
1 t. garlic, minced
¼ t. celery salt
¼ t. black pepper
¼ t. onion powder

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped cabbage, apple and onion; set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic, celery salt, pepper and onion powder.
  3. Pour mayonnaise mixture over cabbage and stir to coat well.
  4. Chill for a few hours and serve.
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http://cornfedcreations.com/creamy-cornfed-coleslaw/

Zippy Italian Pasta Salad

This salad is a cool and delicious choice for those pot luck dinner and carry in lunches.  Full of fresh veggies, colorful rotini pasta and flavored with Italian dressing, it’s so simple and fresh, you’ll be getting requests for seconds and the recipe!  Enjoy!!

Zippy Italian Pasta Salad

Yields 12-16

18 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 – 16 oz. pkg. garden spiral pasta
1 – 16 oz. bottle Italian Dressing
1 – 4 oz. fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced
1 – 6 oz. pkg. cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 – medium bell peppers, diced
1 – medium red onion, diced
1 – 8 oz. jar sliced peppercinis
1/8 c sugar
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool slightly. In a large bowl, add Italian dressing, Italian seasoning and garlic powder to pasta and combine gently. To the pasta mixture, add mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, peppercinis and about a quarter of the peppercinis juice and gently fold together. Chill three to four hours or overnight and stir before serving.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Pasta Salad
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http://cornfedcreations.com/zippy-italian-pasta-salad/

Seafood Salad

This seafood salad is so quick and easy to put together!  It’s cool, refreshing and you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying it than you’ll spend putting it together.

I’m kinda picky when it comes to texture for this salad and, although a food processor comes in handy, I prefer to use a pastry blender to chop the imitation crab meat.  This lets me have a little more control over the texture and consistency of this yummy salad.  Enjoy!! 🙂

Seafood Salad

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

12 oz. pkg imitation crab meat, coursely chopped
1 c mayonnaise
10 oz. pkg small salad shrimp
1 tsp dill weed
1 medium bell pepper, diced
½ tsp garlic powder
5 green onions, sliced (include greens)
¼ tsp black pepper
2 tsp ranch dressing mix
1 tsp confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Serve with pita bread, crackers, rolls, etc.
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http://cornfedcreations.com/seafood-salad/