Category Archives: Sides

#Summertime #Pasta Salad & #ColeSlaw #Recipe

Ok this one is really a good 2 in one deal. Although I do not have a picture for the cole slaw. I just wanted to share it because it is the dressing that is used for the pasta salad!

So you know me. I am far from a professional chef/food photography ect. A lot of my recipes are literally dump and go but I try my best to keep track of what I use.  I made this pasta salad for a BBQ/Pool Party last night and it was a HIT!

So to start- the dressing this is a basic Cole Slaw Dressing:

1/2 cup mayo

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

dash if salt

dash of pepper

dash of onion powder

dash or two of celeray seeds


So the sugar start small and add to your level of sweetness- if you like a more sweet sauce you can use more then 1/4 cup but I found that was sweet enough for us. Mix all those together and let chill for at least an hour (can chill for up to 24 hours!)

Now- this dressing can be used in a cole slaw- either buy a bag of cole slaw mix this amount makes a little more than needed- Or get to chopping! Chop that cabage- get some chopped carrots. You can easily double the dressing to make more for a larger serving.

The salad:

1 box of rotini noodles


carrots (diced up or buy a bag of shredded carrots)


(Other options for veggies would be gr pepper and broccoli- have fun with it!)

Cook the noodles according to the directions and let chill completely. Start chopping up veggies! The fun thing about this is- the amounts are really up to you and what your family likes! You could probably even add some shredded chedder cheese or colby jack. Pasta salads are really easy to make your own!  Once you get all that chop let chill until ready to serve. Add the cole slaw dressing when you are ready to eat and enjoy!

Now another option:

To the dressing add 1/2 tbsp of White Chocolate Raspberry Honey Mustard and mix well. This will give it a unique sweet/tang twist. You don’t want to use to much because you are already using vinegar/oil but this Honey Mustard is so full of flavor that a little bit goes a long way on any recipe.  This is a product that is sold by The Cocoa Exchange so check it out HERE!




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Sweet N Tangy Slaw #recipe


For some reason the other day a cole slaw sounded really good. But I am picky about my cole slaw- I wont eat just any kind. Then I realize that is one thing I have NEVER made before! I knew I didn’t want just a basic cole slaw- I wanted to use my Cocoa Exchange products and make one.  The thing I love the most about my Cocoa Exchange products is that they use just enough cocoa in it to give it a hint of sweet. There really is no more sugar in than any other products out there on the shelves.  So I cruised the internet to see how people were making their cole slaws and what they used. From there I created my own recipe!

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Easy Bacon Potato Salad #goodcookcom

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We are at it again! Challenge time! Starting June 2nd Good Cook (sponsor) is running a Kitchen Drawer Contest! You would be able to select items that you would love to add to your Kitchen Drawer and someone will have a chance to win their dream drawer! But more exact details will be posted later. Here are 5 items that I highly recommend adding to your drawer:
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