Archives for August 2016

August 31, 2016

Berry Feta Salad

Berry Feta Salad

Looking for a fun twist to the typical summer salad? This Berry Feta Salad with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing will be a hit.

I love mixing berries into my summer salads for a little extra flavor and for some fun colors. The greens, reds and blues in this salad look almost too good to eat.

A Teaspoon of Home

Berry Feta Salad

Ingredients

  • Berry Salad
  • 10 cups greens
  • 1/2 c strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 c blueberries
  • 1/2 c raspberries
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced then quartered
  • Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1 5oz container of strawberry yogurt
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise
  • 2 T sour cream
  • 2 T milk
  • 3T sugar
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  • Garnishes
  • Carmelized nuts
  • 1/3 c feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Add all of the Poppy Seed Dressing ingredients into the blender (EXCEPT the poppy seeds); blend until smooth. Add poppy seeds and pulse until combined. Refrigerate while you prepare the salad.
  2. Combine salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine. Add the dressing just before serving and season with fresh ground salt and pepper to taste.
http://www.ateaspoonofhome.com/berry-feta-salad/

A Teaspoon of Home

Click here for this week’s shopping list.

Click here for this week’s menu.

August 30, 2016

Best Ever Corn on the Cob

A Teaspoon of Home

My favorite summer foods are watermelon and corn on the cob! I never get sick of them. In fact I remember cutting the corn off the cob when I had braces to avoid the full effect of the corn removal from braces following. No matter how much work it took to get it all out, it was always worth it!

When I was pregnant with my son I discovered I had a food allergy for corn. It was right in the start of summer and I was devastated! It took every power in my will to avoid it. I would watch others munch on their crisp corn and drool. Pathetic I know!

Sometimes I will sneak in just one cob just to remember how it tastes. I sound like I’m making out with it and always tell my husband how good it is and he is like it’s not that good you just haven’t had it in a while.

Well the last time I snuck a cob of corn, I made it with this simple recipe and I swear it was the best corn I have ever eaten!

A Teaspoon of Home

Corn on the Cob

Ingredients

  • 1c milk
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 6 cobs of corn

Instructions

  1. Husk the corn. Fill your pot with water, milk and butter and bring to a boil. Add the husked corn and boil for 10-15 min. Enjoy!
http://www.ateaspoonofhome.com/corn-on-the-cob/

I know, you’re probably thinking anything tastes better with a stick of butter but this hands down takes the cake!

Click here for this week’s shopping list.

Click here for this week’s menu.

August 29, 2016

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

A Teaspoon of Home

Who doesn’t love a good pulled pork sandwich? They are delicious to eat as well as to make because they are so simple! I love being able to toss all the ingredients into a crock pot and savor the smell all day as it cooks.

My favorite part about this recipe is that everyone in my family eats it! Even my baby loves the meat if I cut it into pieces for her.

My second favorite part is that there are usually always leftovers! This means that I may get a day off for dinner, if you catch my drift. You can always double dip or I love to put it on a salad and make a bbq pork salad and add a little Ranch for flavoring…yum!

If you’re looking for a simple savory meal for Labor Day gatherings, this is the recipe for you!

A Teaspoon of Home

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound pork roast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 16 oz bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 12 sandwich buns

Instructions

  1. Place pork in crock pot and cover with onions, bbq sauce and honey. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours. Use 2 forks to shred meat and mix meat thoroughly into sauce. Serve on sandwich buns.
http://www.ateaspoonofhome.com/pulled-pork-sandwiches/
A Teaspoon of Home

I love to purchase Costco’s pulled pork. It is already shredded and can be microwaved from frozen in 7 minutes. So depending on the flavor you like you can marinate it in the crock pot for all day or for a couple of hours and this takes minutes to prepare.

A Teaspoon of Home

Click here for this week’s shopping list.

Click here for this week’s menu.

August 28, 2016

A Trifle Impressed

A Teaspoon of Home

This is my favorite recipe if I want to make an impression. You know what I’m talking about…right? Let me share with you the power of this berry trifle.

A Teaspoon of Home

While my husband and I were just “friends” like both super interested in the other, but too soon to really be more then friends. I was invited to attend a family 4th of July BBQ. Just note that on the 3rd of July at another family party after knowing each other for 12 whole days I was introduced as his friend, Emily. Well at the BBQ on the 4th I was no longer just his friend, I was promoted to “girlfriend” and will blame the trifle.A Teaspoon of Home

It is amazing how timing works because we had both been single for 12 years. That alone is a feat in and of itself, especially here in Utah, but to this day we are still in awe that our paths never crossed until then.

We were both equally smitten with the other quite quickly. He knew I was the one on day 5. I took a lot longer (8 whole days)! For me this trifle represents more than a delicious English treat but a milestone in our romance novel.

We were married 3 months later and let me just tell you that he is the sweetest thing to ever come into my life. I’m the luckiest girl in the whole world to have him by my side for eternity. I’m still a trifle impressed.

A Teaspoon of Home

A Teaspoon of Home

Click here for this week’s shopping list.

Menu:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Berry Feta Salad

Corn on the Cob

Berry Trifle

A Teaspoon of Home

 

 

August 26, 2016

Party-size Cupcakes

DSC_0042

These party-sized cupcakes are some of my go to treats for any party. They are so easy and everyone always thinks that you spent way more time on them then you actually did. Win-win.

Party-size Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cake mix (ingredients on box, usually eggs, oil and water)
  • 1 can of frosting

Instructions

  1. Mix cake according to instructions on box.
  2. Fill mini cupcake tins. (I use my big cookie scoop.)
  3. Bake 350 for 12 minutes.
  4. 1 box makes 1 1/2 trays of mini cupcakes.
  5. Cool.
  6. Frost with piping bag filled with prepared frosting.
  7. Sprinkle if desired.
http://www.ateaspoonofhome.com/party-size-cupcakes/

The best part of these is that you can change the frosting or sprinkles to go with any season or theme you are preparing them for. My son loves them! He calls them cake cakes.

DSC_1125

Seriously, these are quick, easy and a crowd favorite! Try them today.

Click here for this week’s shopping list.

Click here for this week’s menu.

UT-83227673-1