Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Summer Salad

This Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Summer Salad is absolutely perfect for summer!Guys, today is exciting for two reasons. 1. Carrie from Dream Green DIY is here with an awesome new recipe post. 2. She made a salad that I would actually eat. If you’re new to making meals for yourself, this recipe is easy as it gets. Really, what’s easier than tossing lettuce in a bowl? Probably nothing. Of course there are other tasty (and easy to add) ingredients involved, but I’ll leave it to Carrie to give you the specifics– take it away girl!

I, Carrie, am kind of fanatic when it comes to summer salads. There’s just something so blissful about fresh local produce combined with a sweet salad dressing on a hot day. My latest in a long line of favorite seasonal salad recipes is this Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Salad. It pairs sweet flavors (oranges and poppyseed dressing) with savory, nutty ones (mixed greens and feta cheese) for a salad that feels indulgent rather than health-conscious. Try topping it with chopped walnuts for extra flavor!

This Mandarin Orange Poppyseed Summer Salad is absolutely perfect for summer! Click through for full (and easy) recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups mixed spring greens or spinach

  • 1/4 cup whole mandarin oranges

  • 1-2 tablespoons poppyseed dressing

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/4 chopped walnuts, optional (but encouraged!)

DIRECTIONS:

Add the spring greens or spinach to a bowl, and top with mandarin oranges and feta cheese. Spoon on the dressing, and serve immediately.

For more of Carrie’s recipes and DIY projects, follow along with her on Dream Green DIY.

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The Crafted Kitchen: 10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes

10 Delicious Cupcake RecipesIt may only be Tuesday, but who said you can’t treat yo self?! And what better pick me up is there out there besides a delicious cupcake? Not only are these recipes are completely drool worthy but they seem like you could actually successfully make them. Which is perfect if you’re looking to make something for for yourself or for any Memorial Day picnics you might be attending. Side note, if anyone needs me, I’ll be in a sugar coma until Friday.

And if you’re looking to throw a bit of crafting into the mix, try making these fresh flower cupcake toppers!

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes1. Fruity Pebble Cupcakes by Damn Delicious

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes2. Apple Pie Cupcakes by Spoonful Of Flavor

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes3. S’more Cupcakes by Pastry Affair

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes4. House Plant Cupcakes by Alana Jones-Mann

10 Delicious Cupcake Recipes5. Tahini Cupcakes by Molly Yeh Continue reading…

Spiked Rose Lemonade

How to Make Spiked Rose Lemonade

Happy Friday! If you’re looking for a delicious cocktail to sip on this weekend while you craft, look no further than spiked rose lemonade! On top of being the easiest drink to make, it’s also light, bubbly, and pink. The fermented lemonade has ginger and rose extracts which is great for masking the vodka taste without being too sweet. Just a warning, after one or two of these, you may just start to think you’re Martha Stewart ;)

How to Make Spiked Rose Lemonade

– 1-1.5 shots of vodka
– 4.5 fl oz. of Fentiman’s rose lemonade (it’s carbonated!)
– lemon
– ice

FIll glass with 4-5 ice cubes, then pour in your shot(s) of vodka.  Add chilled rose lemonade until glass is full. Top off with a squeeze of lemon then stir lightly. You can use a lemon wedge or shredded ginger to garnish. Cheers!

How to Make Spiked Rose Lemonade

How to Make Spiked Rose Lemonade

Have a great weekend everyone!

Kentucky Mule Recipe

Click through to learn how to make a Kentucky Mule cocktail!It may be Monday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a cocktail (after work, that is). Next week I’ll be sharing a project with the empty ginger beer bottles, so be sure to keep them after you finish making yourself a refreshing Kentucky Mule!

Click through to learn how to make a Kentucky Mule cocktail!

Learn how to make a Kentucky Mule cocktail!What you’ll need:

– 1-1.5 shots of bourbon
– 5 fl oz. of a ginger beer
– juice of one lime
– ice

FIll glass with 4-5 ice cubes, then pour in your shot(s) of bourbon.  Add the juice of one lime then the chilled ginger beer until glass is full. Stir, then top off with a lime wedge on the side and serve. Cheers!

Learn how to make a Kentucky Mule cocktail!

Click through to learn how to make a Kentucky Mule cocktail!