Spud-tacular!Who doesn't love potato salad? This recipe provides extra zip with the addition of tarragon and lime, and is a reliable favorite at summer parties.
1. 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste (or half as much table salt)
2. 2 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
3. 1/2 cup high-quality store-bought mayonnaise
4. 1/2 cup sour cream
5. 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions (white and green parts)
6. 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
7. 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
8. 2 anchovy fillets, minced or 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
9. 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
10. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
11. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
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1. Fill a 4-quart stockpot half full with water, add the potatoes and
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Aug 7, 2013 2:43 PM EDT
Spud-tacular!Who doesn't love potato salad? This recipe provides extra zip with the addition of tarragon and lime, and is a reliable favorite at summer parties.Read More »from Garden of Eatin': Meet the Perfect Summertime Potato Salad
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Aug 6, 2013 7:21 PM EDT
An appetizing appetizer.Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus is a very flavorful appetizer or side dish. It's elegant, delicious, and easy to prepare! I love serving a tray full of these vitamin-packed treats to my guests because they're so popular, and I know they'll disappear in a matter of seconds. Perfect for a late-night dinner, a dainty brunch, or a garden party, these fuss-free apps will be the talk of your soiree.
1 tablespoon olive oil
16 asparagus spears, rinsed
16 prosciutto slices
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Wrap each prosciutto slice around each asparagus spear. Carefully place them on lined baking sheet.
3. With a pastry brush, brush wrapped asparagus with olive oil.
4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
5. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove baking sheet and carefully shake backRead More »from Cheers for Spears: Prosciutto-wrapped Asparagus Will Fly Off the Plate
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Aug 6, 2013 4:14 PM EDT
An egg-cellent choice.Let me paint a picture of my morning for you. The dog's running around my feet, my daughter woke up with the most extreme case of bed-head I've ever seen, everyone is looking at me with groggy and hungry morning stares, and I have 5 minutes to make breakfast before everyone is late for school or work. Quickly, I resort to my fool-proof recipe that always makes everyone happy and I whisk around the kitchen like the superhero mom I am - or at least I like to think I am (I wear a cape in this vision). These delicious and simple breakfast sandwiches come together in a flash! They bear a striking resemblance to the ever-popular Egg McMuffin®, but are easily adaptable to everyone's tastes. From a runny fried egg (my daughter's favorite) to a scrambled egg, these sandwiches give everyone a healthy start to the day!Read More »from Copycat Recipe! Make a McDonald's Egg McMuffin® at Home
1 English Muffin
1 slice of deli ham
1 slice of white cheddar
pinch of salt and pepper
1/2 teaspoon olive oil or butter
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Aug 6, 2013 12:45 PM EDT
Homemade and healthy.This is the best granola you'll ever eat! My husband eats granola every morning with his yogurt. Even though I've bought the healthy, expensive brands, he prefers a more common label. It's not that I don't mind inexpensive, but this name brand is also full of sugar, high fructose corn syrup (HFC) and other additives. Granola is supposed to be healthy and his brand is anything but. Since I'm diligent at ridding my cupboards of HFC, I have been threatening to make my own granola, and I finally did. I don't know why I put it off for so long. This granola was incredibly easy to make and the taste is husband-approved! My teen son also loves it and has been making Greek yogurt parfaits daily. I love it, not because it's delicious, but because it has a bit of protein and doesn't have any refined sugar or additives.Read More »from Whatever Floats Your Oats: Homemade Peanut Butter & Almond Granola
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups rolled oats
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Aug 5, 2013 4:17 PM EDT
More than the sum of its parts!This Southwestern-style lasagna recipe originated from the type of creativity only a mom possesses. I call it a gift and a mom superpower. After a particularly hectic day a few weeks ago, my family and I came home famished - so hungry that we could eat just about anything. I looked in our refrigerator and all we had was ground beef, leftover beans and corn from a salad made the day before. I grabbed all the leftovers I could: leftover lasagna noodles, a jar of spaghetti sauce and a lonely onion in the refrigerator's vegetable drawer. I got to work and magically concocted this savory lasagna that's become a family favorite. My family gobbled it up with plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day. This delicious dish is perfect to prepare and freeze on Sunday evenings and quickly thaw for a hearty weekday dinner. Enjoy!Read More »from Home on the Range: Cook a Southwestern-style Lasagna Tonight
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups pinto beans, cooked and drained
1 1/2 cups
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Aug 5, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
We're gonna need a bigger plate!It's that time of year again: Shark Week! These shark fin cupcakes will make your viewing party a real splash! They're easy to prepare, and if you accidentally crack one of the cookies, well, you can just eat it while you cut another one (or hand it off to a child-size helper who, I feel certain, will be glad to oblige. My three-year-old helper didn't complain. Neither did my THIRTY-three-year-old helper). I used a coconut- chocolate cupcake recipe and the accompanying frosting, but you can use any cupcake recipe you like and any reasonably thick, light-colored frosting. You'll just want the frosting light enough that you can dye it blue with food coloring.Read More »from Totally Jaw-some! Fin-tastic Cupcakes Make Shark Week Even Sweeter
Cupcakes, completely cooled
White or light-colored frosting
Blue food coloring
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1. Using blue food coloring, dye your frosting to the shade you desire (it took me about 8 drops of coloring to get mine dark
- Disney Spoonful | Fashion – Fri, Aug 2, 2013 2:35 PM EDT
Doodle on your nails! When I was in school, I spent a lot of time doodling in the margins of my notebooks. When I look back, I remember those doodles and how adorable they were on the blue lines of paper. This nail art design reminds me of all those drawings, and it's SUPER easy to do!Read More »from Take a Note! These Trendsetting Paper Doodle Nails Are Perfect for Going Back to School
White Nail Polish
Light Blue Permanent Marker
Pink Permanent Marker
Black Permanent Marker
Fast Drying Top Coat
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1. Start with a plain white nail. I usually use two coats of whatever white polish I am using in order to get full coverage.
2. Use your light blue marker to draw the lines of the notebook paper.
3. When you are drawing them, it's okay if they aren't perfect, and if they're a little thicker on one side than the other, because that's what real notebook paper looks like!
4. They don't have to be totally perfect because you're going to draw doodles on top of them.
5. Now, take your pink marker
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Aug 2, 2013 1:33 PM EDT
Ooey, gooey goodness!Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! There's nothing like a sweet ice cream sandwich as a special treat! My daughter and I love making these together - especially on a hot summer's day. Delicious and incredibly simple, these rocky road graham cracker ice cream sandwiches are a great excuse to bring your kids into the kitchen!Read More »from The Rocky Road Less Traveled: Enjoy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day with a Decadent Dessert
9 graham crackers
2 pints chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup salted peanuts
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1. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil extending over the sides. Break the graham crackers in half forming 18 squares. Line the pan with 9 graham cracker squares creating 3 rows.
2. In a large bowl combine ice cream, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and peanuts. Stir quickly to avoid melting. If the mixture has melted significantly, place in the freezer to harden for 30 minutes.
3. Pour the ice cream mixture on top of the graham crackers and spread
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Aug 1, 2013 3:17 PM EDT
Believe us, they're in there.It's estimated that 2 billion people make insects part of their regular diet. Still frowned on in most Western cultures, it's easiest for adventurous eaters to start with something rather familiar. Crickets are extremely high in protein and low in calories, making them a healthy snack to crunch on! Well, I had to see for myself what the hype was all about! I wish I could tell you I was brave and created a wonderful meal of sautéed cricket, but I'm known for running through walls to avoid a cockroach. No, I opted for the easiest way to eat my first insect, and that was to cover it in the sweetest thing I could - salted caramel. The result? A crunchy, sweet bite that tasted like a caramel-covered peanut. So, will insect eating become a part of my diet? You can bet your entire paycheck that it will NOT. However, with this successful experiment, I'm not opposed to venturing to the insect world for a new taste every now and then. (I draw the line at cockroaches.)Read More »from Are You Brave Enough to Eat Crickets?! This Caramel Crunch Recipe is Totally Worth It
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Aug 1, 2013 1:39 PM EDT
An easy and delicious rice recipe.If you're a fan of the Chipotle chain, you'll love this! I am always looking for easy recipes - so easy they hardly even qualify as an official "recipe." This is one of the best that even non-cooks can master on the first try. It has three main ingredients - all of which I love! I could literally eat several servings of this rice without an entree.
1. Following the directions of the rice that you use, measure out the water needed for rice cooking.
2. Wash and cut the stems off of fresh cilantro. I use the same amount of cilantro as I do rice in a recipe.
3. Add the water and cilantro into a blender.
4. On high speed, blend until you have a lovely green cilantro liquid.
5. Measure the rice.
6. Add the cilantro liquid and rice to a pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cover. Cook for 15Read More »from Go with the Grain: Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Rice