Smoked Sausage, Cabbage and Oat Soup

A while back I shared how excited I was to find Quaker Steel Cut Oats at the grocery store.  They are significantly less expensive than the other brand I’ve seen and I like to use them for oatmeal in the slow cooker.

I never imagined I would use them in soup.

But then The Sweets Life linked up a recipe for Scotch Oatmeal Soup for Ingredient Spotlight: Cabbage.  I knew I had to try it.  The oats are kind of like barley.  They add heartiness to the soup.

I modified The Sweets Life recipe a little bit.  Hers doesn’t have any meat in it and I knew I’d get much further serving a soup full of cabbage to my family if I included some meat.  I was right.  They all ate the soup and liked it.

Here’s what you’ll need to make a pot:  [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Cabbage and Chinese Cabbage

Cabbage is one of those vegetables that I think I should eat more of.  It’s pretty inexpensive and very good for you.  But, I admit that I often overlook it as an option.

When we do have cabbage, it’s usually in the form of slaw and I tend to buy the prepared bags instead of just a head of cabbage.

I do have a few recipes to share with you.  [Read more…]

Slaw with Tomato, Red Onion and Jalepeno

This is a guest post from Micha at Cookin’ Mimi.  Welcome, Micha!

In my family this is known as Mama’s slaw. I saw a similar coleslaw
recipe on a Food Network show and decided to tweak it to our
tastes.  The mix of the crunchy cabbage, creamy dressing, and
slightly spicy jalapeno has been a favorite for about seven years.  [Read more…]

Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak is a traditional English dish.  I found this recipe in the Whole Foods for the Whole Family cookbook.  Some people say the name comes from the sound that it makes while cooking.  The ingredients are simple – cabbage, onions, potatoes and meat.  I used smoked sausage, but you could use another meat. [Read more…]

Quick Cole Slaw


I completely forgot to take a picture of this slaw after it was done.  We ate it up too quickly.  It was part of our “Dog and Suds” supper – hot dogs, root beer and this slaw.  It made for some happy kids.

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Hawaiian Coleslaw

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The most fun you can have with a cheap package of ramen noodles! I don’t really know why it’s called Hawaiin, but we’ll go with it.

I didn’t get a picture of the ingredients, but here’s what you’ll need:

1 bag of coleslaw mix
small bunch green onions
1/3 jar (8-12oz size) toasted sunflower seeds (like Planter’s brand)
small package of sliced or slivered almonds
package of chicken flavored ramen noodles

For the dressing:
1/2 cup oil
2-3 Tbs. sugar
salt and pepper
seasoning packet from the ramen

Break the noodles into a 9″ pan and add the almonds. Toast at 350 degrees to brown them. Stir every little bit. This should take about 10-15 minutes.

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Mix up the dressing and stir everything together. Enjoy!

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