KFC Copycat Coleslaw

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Country Casual Cravings: KFC Copycat Coleslaw! Instead of running into town to the local chicken drive-through for the national brand of coleslaw we’re all familiar with, you can make this popular side dish at home. It goes well on pork sliders, stuffed into fish tacos, or layered over sloppy joes. Knowing you made it fresh may ease your mind when it comes to being susceptible to all the germs running rampant right now. A container of coleslaw will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator, leaving you with many options for jazzing up a meal.

KFC COPYCAT COLESLAW

Ingredients:

8 cups cabbage, finely chopped (or two bags pre-shredded coleslaw mix)

1/4 cup carrots, shredded

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar

2 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 cup milk

Instructions:

Combine the chopped cabbage and shredded carrots in a large bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, white vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and milk. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Refrigerate one hour. Toss and serve.

Copycat Jiffy Cornbread

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Country Casual Cravings: Copycat Jiffy Cornbread! If you’re wondering why anyone would make a homemade version of a boxed mix, read on. Could it be I’m a control freak? Maybe I want a healthier version? Or is it because my adult son says he recalls fond memories of the blue and yellow box from his childhood? Truth be told, I was too lazy to drive into town to buy the store-bought variety. Good thing I keep a well-stocked pantry.

COPYCAT JIFFY CORNBREAD

Ingredients:

2/3 cup flour

1/2 cup organic cornmeal

1/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a square pan with non-stick oil. Set aside. In a bowl, combine flour, organic cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt. Mix well. Whisk in vegetable oil until smooth. Add egg and milk. Stir only until lumps no longer remain. Do not over-beat. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Serve warm.