Theresa's Mixed Nuts

Friday, July 23, 2021

Tropical Coconut Cream Pie

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Is it just me, or do lily stalks look like huge weeds? I've never paid much attention to them before, but I got some bulbs on clearance a few years back and tossed them in my flower beds in front of my house and said, "Let's see what happens here." I probably should have done some research first because I didn't realize how big the stems grew. Mine are currently standing at over 5 feet tall and Jason has been itching to rip them out because they've been quite an eyesore for the past few months. Alas, this week they finally bloomed and boy are they gorgeous! And they smell amazing, too! Every time I walk off my porch I get a huge whiff of their aroma and it gives me total tropical vibes. That made them the inspiration for selecting this week's featured Golden Blossom Honey recipe, a delicious Tropical Coconut Cream Pie

 
If you're still in pandemic mode (as most of us are) and haven't been able to book that tropical getaway, I'd say this pie is the next best thing. It has all of those island flavors that will have you dreaming of hammocks between palm trees swaying on the beach. If you're not into experimenting in your flower beds like I did, (once the blooms all die off I will be relocating my lilies to a better location in my yard), that's okay. I'd encourage you to experiment with this recipe though. If you want to be a bit extra, throw some chopped maraschino cherries into the mix, or swap out the mango and use pineapple instead. Play around with your favorite tropical fruits and see what you like best.

Ingredients

1 9-inch pie crust
Line a 9-inch pan with crust and bake according to package directions.
Filling:
1/3 cup SILVER BLOSSOM HONEY
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
3 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups whipping cream, chilled

Topping:
1 ripe mango
1 Tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 teaspoon lemon juice
 


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If you could visit any, which tropical location would you like to travel?
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Entenmann’s Minis Sprinklefest Giveaway #Entenmanns #SprinklefestGiveaway

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It's true. Sprinkles just make life more fun! Want to add more color to your cupcakes? Just add sprinkles. Need to add some pizzazz to your ice cream? Top with sprinkles. Dress up some cookies? Yep, sprinkles. Want to indulge in sprinkles without putting in the extra kitchen work? Just add Entenmann's®


As you know, I am a huge Entenmann's fan, so I couldn't wait to try out their new Minis Sprinkled Iced Brownies.

New Entenmann's Minis Sprinkled Iced Brownies are fudgy, moist and are topped with a layer of decadent icing and fun, colorful sprinkles. Each brownie is individually wrapped for freshness, making it the perfect single serving snack for lunchboxes, after school treats, on-the-go, for an afternoon pick-me-up or even a late night treat or anytime delicious dessert.

If sprinkled brownies aren't delightful enough, Entenmann's has decided to add more fun into the mix with their Minis Sprinklefest Giveaway

Timed to National Sprinkle Day on July 23, fans can enter for a chance to win free Entenmann’s® Minis Sprinkled Iced Brownies at www.MinisSprinklefest.com from July 11 through July 25, 2021 for a chance to win 1 of 5,000 boxes of Entenmann's Minis Sprinkled Brownies! 


Once you've entered the Entenmann's Minis Sprinklefest Giveaway, come back around here and enter MY giveaway for a chance to win three (3) coupons, each valid for up to $4.99 off the purchase of Entenmann’s® Minis Sprinkled Iced Brownies, and a $25 virtual Visa gift card. *Please note, the virtual gift card can be used for online purchases only.*


 

 WIN IT!
 

One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win  (3) Entenmann's $4.99 coupons to purchase new Mini Sprinkles Iced Brownies +  a $25 Virtual Visa Gift Card (for online purchases only)! The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. (PO Boxes will not be accepted), and will run through 7/31/21. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning email before a new one is chosen. As some participants aren't on all social media platforms, I offer multiple ways to enter, but remember, each one is optional. Enter only the ones you'd like an entry for. Good luck!

 
 
 
 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Honey Lemon Basil Sauce for Vegetables

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I love vegetables year round, but there's something about summer vegetables that really hit the spot. I like to toss them with a bit of oil then throw them on the grill until they start to get a little charred, then I'll sprinkled on some garlic salt for an added boost of flavor. This time of the year we eat a side of vegetables with almost every dinner, so there's only so many times you can eat them tossed with oil and garlic before you want to shake things up a bit. And that's perfectly fine to do! I saw this Honey Lemon Basil Sauce on Golden Blossom Honey and thought we'd give it a whirl with some steamed veggies this week for a change of pace. 

 
I was half expecting this to be a bit 'in your face' with favor given that lemon and basil are both powerful when it comes to flavor in their own right. But, to my surprise, this was actually a very light, mellow sauce that complimented the vegetables instead of covering up their natural flavor since the honey and butter help to tone down the strong notes in the lemon and basil. While this isn't a salad dressing, I still think it would make for a lovely addition to salad or even poured over grilled chicken this summer. I doubled the recipe since the recipe only makes 1/2 a cup, then stored it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, giving it a little shake in the bottle before use again. This sauce is made with 5 simple pantry staples, so I'm sure we'll be returning to this recipe quite a few more times this season as more veggies continue to pop up in our garden.

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons chopped onion
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon basil, crushed
 

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Have you grown anything new in your garden this year?
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Stewed Plums & Granola Topped Greek Yogurt

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Does anyone else here get really excited when seasonal fruits hit the shelves, then end up overbuying in the midst of that excitement? It was plums for me this season. A normal run would net me 3 or 4 plums total, but I quadrupled that recently, then had to figure out what to do with the excess before it all went bad. Thankfully I knew I could turn to my trusty Golden Blossom Honey recipe index and find a tasty and satisfying way to use them up in a pinch. There I found this Stewed Plums with Greek Yogurt and Granola recipe and didn't waste any time diving in. 

 
The fun thing about this recipe is the stewed plum topping can go over the yogurt cold or warm, so it's a great transitional recipe going from summer to fall. Right now I like it chilled, but on cooler days this autumn, I know I am going to want to pour it into my bowl fresh out of the pan. It's got the right amount of sweet and warmth to keep the taste buds happy for the next few months, so go ahead and grab a few extra plums on your next grocery run and whip up this delicious concoction for breakfast. I bet you'll be tempted to buy extra plums on every grocery run once you've tried this recipe!

Ingredients

Plums:
2 pounds fresh plums, halved, pitted, each plum cut into eights
1/2 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup granola, check in bulk section of your supermarket for granola
 
 

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What's your favorite way to use up excess produce?
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Honey Baked Chicken

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Rain, rain, go away... I do love me a good summer rainstorm, but Geez Louise it's been nonstop for over a week here now. It seems like half the country is bathed in scorching temperatures and the rest of us are downing from all of the rain. Anyone want to swap for a bit? With the Independence Day weekend now upon us, you might be getting a little worried that the weather is going to ruin your BBQ plans. A little rain never hurt anyone, but it really isn't fun to be standing outside in a downpour flipping food around on a grill, right? So, if Mother Nature doesn't let up by Sunday, you might want to keep this Honey Baked Chicken recipe from Golden Blossom Honey in your back pocket to help save the day. 
 
 
If you can't toss some chicken on the grill, the oven method is just as easy and just as good, if not better. I like the simplicity of this recipe since it has minimal ingredients and it doesn't require me standing in front of a grill flipping meat around when I'd rather be sipping sweet tea and mingling with my guests. Just pop it in the oven and the work is done. I'll light a few fireworks to celebrate that! 
 

Ingredients

3 pounds chicken (pieces you prefer) or 2 whole chicken breasts halved
4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
3/4 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY MUSTARD



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I want to wish my fellow Americans a Happy Independence Day! Have a great weekend and stay safe!
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Summer Fruits with Sour Cream Topping

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Summer berries. Is there anything better about the season than plump, juicy berries? I find that I have more motivation to try new recipes in the summer, and I think that it's because of the wide variety of fresh fruits that we have access to during the warmer months. From breakfast to dinner, you can always find a recipe that includes berries and other fruits, so you can easily take advantage of the bounty that good Mother Earth provides us this time of the year. I usually snack on a small bowl of fruit after dinner since it helps curb my sugar cravings and keeps me from reaching for chocolates or ice cream to satisfy my sweet tooth, which tends to go into overdrive as I'm winding down for the evening. Lately, my go-to for evening snacking has been this Summer Fruits with Sour Cream Topping, a Golden Blossom Honey recipe. 


This recipe said to arrange the fruits on plates, but I really like to layer my fruits parfait style in a wine glass. It just feels a little more sophisticated, I think. I would normally use Greek vanilla yogurt on top of my fruits, but this recipe calls for a sour cream and honey mix, which was a surprisingly delightful change of pace for me. The recipe also called for sliced almonds, but for this photo shoot, both Jason and I were itching to dig in, I forgot to sprinkle them on top. I didn't realize it until we were both halfway through eating our fruit cups. Don't be like Theresa. Remember the almonds because that extra bit of texture is what pushes this recipe over the top. This is one of those versatile recipes that you can change up all season long and never grow tired of it. Swap out the raspberries for blueberries or the grapes for kiwi. Whatever you little heart desires, toss it into the mix and thank Mother Earth for fruity gifts she bestows upon us every summer.

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM RAW HONEY
8 ounces light sour cream
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 pint blackberries
1 pint raspberries
1 bunch seedless grapes
2 Tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
mint leaves
 
 
 

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What are your favorite summertime fruits?