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Tasty Tuesday- Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

For Thanksgiving I was in charge of the vegetables mainly because I wanted that to be my main meal. YES I still had turkey but very little. I always feel a lot better if I eat mostly vegetables.  SO I decided to first go with a salad. Yet again I turned to pinterest for some help.

Original Post: http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/10/apple-cranberry-walnut-salad.html

I first started out with picking some beautiful lettuce from my garden. The best part of having a garden is getting to pick and eat what you have grown.

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The prep work and amount of time spend on this salad was very little. It was nice and quick and a huge hit. People said it was nice to have a light refreshing salad with such a heavy meal. The salad dresisng you make makes a TON! SO I had leftovers of that to put in the re-fridge and use later

  • 6 cups salad (I used a combination of arugula and baby spinach, any spring green mix will do)
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (such as Diamond of California)
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
dressing (see note)
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar in a pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • scant ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup oil
  1. Core and chop apples (thin slices or 1 inch chunks). Toss lettuce, apples, walnuts, feta, and cranberries together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together all dressing ingredients. Toss with salad immediately before serving. Enjoy!

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TIll next time


Tasty Tuesday- Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

This week I decided to spice up a veggie that we eat a lot… CARROTS! Depending on the day the kids may or may not eat their veggies so I wanted to try something sweet and I am on a huge cinnamon kick since it is fall time. These are super easy to make and chances are you have everything you need at home already

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

1 – lb. fresh baby carrots or
regular carrots cut into bite size pieces
4- tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
6 – tablespoons brown sugar
1 – teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 – teaspoon nutmeg or ginger
1/4 – teaspoon salt


Clean carrots and cut into bite-size pieces. Steam 10 minutes in a vegetable steamer and set aside to keep warm.
In a medium skillet melt the butter over low heat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg or ginger.
Simmer the mixture for a couple minutes (about 1-2 minutes) Add hot steamed carrots, stirring well to coat all the carrots evenly.
Remove when the carrots are shiny and well glazed and place in a serving dish.

The Website: http://www.mommyskitchen.net/2010/06/potluck-sunday-yummy-glazed-carrots.html

My Pinterest Board: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/186195765819678659/ 

I will say the kids are NOT the only ones I have issued with eating their veggies. My boyfriend shys away from veggies and is more focused on the meat which is polar opposite of me. THe kids LOVED these. I will be making these again as a special sweet veggie treat