This was passed down to me from my mother and it is just great!! My 6 year old son and his friends love it! It is great on the side with burgers or BBQ sandwiches and baked beans. I also like it as a snack. The purple cabbage makes it look so pretty, but you can also use just one type of cabbage(one type of vinegar may be used as well). Also, if you like it hot, try putting in a sliced jalapeno pepper or put some Tabasco sauce in it when you serve it. This recipe makes a lot, but it's ok because it keeps so well.