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  • 04/21/2020 10:15 AM

Cooking with Katie | Spring Spinach Strawberry Salad with Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

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Apr 21
2020
10:15 AM
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Make your OWN Poppy Seed Dressing!

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring 🌸 here in Ohio and I decided to celebrate that with this delicious Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad with homemade Poppy Seed Dressing. It was so good, I wanted to lick the bowl clean! I of course didn’t because I am a lady, but I definitely obnoxiously scraped the bowl with my fork until every last drop was finished. I’m not even sorry. 😋

Anytime I go out to eat, my first question is “do you have Poppy Seed dressing?”. It’s my all time fave. I hope you enjoy my version!

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:: Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

  • 1/4 c Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 TB Sugar
  • 1 TB Sweet Onion
  • 1 TB Poppy Seeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

I know you’re supposed to be patient and combine everything and then s-l-o-w-l-y drizzle in the oil, but I doubled this recipe and impatiently put everything in the blender to combine, blended on high speed for about 20 seconds and BOOM – it was good to go! I actually forgot the salt & pepper and it tasted amazing without so I’ll probably s&p my finished salad instead if I feel like it’s needed.

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:: For the Salad

  • Baby Spinach and Baby Romaine Mix
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • Walnut pieces
  • Bacon pieces

Seriously, it’s a salad. You don’t need measurements. If you don’t particularly like my salad blend, the best part is…you can use whatever you want! This is a AMERICA!  🇺🇸 Just throw it all together to your liking, add raw red onion if you want (but that’s gross), SMOTHER it all in that delicious poppy seed dressing and ENJOY! 😍 When you’re all finished, be sure to check your teeth in the mirror because these poppy seeds can be little devils and try to totally embarrass you in public. Or I guess these days, “public” is just your family so maybe it’s ok. 😁

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All of these items can be added to your Kroger Pickup order, so put this salad on your meal plan for next week! 

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Jane

April 22, 202012:05 pm

I have all the ingredients on hand except the feta cheese. I am so making this salad, thanks for sharing! Oh...and don't worry about people seeing poppy seeds (or spinach!) in your teeth in PUBLIC because you will be wearing a mask! The only change I am making is omitting the mustard, which I hate, and adding more onion lol

  • 04/15/2020 10:15 AM

Cooking with Katie | Meatball Sliders

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Apr 15
2020
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I posted pictures of my deeeeelishiful meatball sliders on my Facebook Page last night and had so many requests for the recipe so here goes! Does this mean I’m a real life food blogger now? 😂 All of these items can be added to your Kroger Pickup order, so put these on your meal plan for next week! You won’t be disappointed.

Meatball recipe:

  • 1 lb 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 c fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, preferably from happy chickens
  • 1/4 c fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • garlic salt, for sprinkling
  • 1 tsp olive oil, for frying

Meatball Sliders recipe:

  • 12 prepared meatballs (up there ^^)
  • 1 jar favorite pasta sauce
  • 12 King’s Hawaiian Original Dinner Rolls
  • 1/2 c mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 TB melted salted butter
  • fresh or dried basil, to sprinkle
  • garlic powder, to sprinkle

To begin, I like to put the onions and garlic into a food processor and pulverize the buhjeezus out of it because I don’t like chunks of these in my meatballs (or meatloaf, for that matter).  Then, add eggs from happy chickens, parsley and seasonings (except garlic salt) and pulse until combined. Mix in ground beef (by hand), along with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs…taking care not to overwork it. Roll into balls and fry in olive oil on stovetop until VERY crispy on both sides. I like to sprinkle a little garlic salt on top right before I flip. It gives it that extra little super tasty crispy crust and is a secret from my 71 year old friend, Pam. Trust Pam. She’s done this a few times. You may need to fry these up in batches as to not overcrowd the pan. Return all browned meatballs to pan and pour a jar of sauce overtop. I really do prefer homemade garden fresh canned pasta sauce, but today I wanted to use this locally jarred sauce from one of my favorite childhood restaurants (now closed).  Put a lid on that sucker and let simmer until meatballs are cooked through (about 15 minutes).

Preheat oven to 350°. Slice your rolls in half lengthwise. Pour melted butter into a casserole dish. Place bottom half of rolls into dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. My recipe calls for 1/2 cup, but this usually turns into more…because I tell lies. Place a meatball onto each roll. Pour a little pasta sauce over each meatball and top with a bit (or a lot) more mozzarella cheese. Place top half of rolls on top of meatballs and give it a little squish. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, garlic powder and basil.

Pop that into the oven for about 10 minutes or until you see the tops getting just a little brown. Let the sliders rest for as long as you can stand it. Cut into individual servings and ENJOY!

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Jane

April 22, 202012:05 pm

I have all the ingredients on hand except the feta cheese. I am so making this salad, thanks for sharing! Oh...and don't worry about people seeing poppy seeds (or spinach!) in your teeth in PUBLIC because you will be wearing a mask! The only change I am making is omitting the mustard, which I hate, and adding more onion lol

  • 03/26/2020 2:33 PM

Cooking with Katie | Homemade Smoothie Bowls!

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Mar 26
2020
2:33 PM
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Make your own Smoothie Bowl with Katie!

If you’re like me, you’re living out of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer.  Although this really isn’t a bad thing, it’s sometimes difficult to come up with a meal.  I am always stocked up on items to make my homemade smoothie bowls. I can eat them anytime and my 13 year old daughter LOVES them.  I am going to share what I put in mine but you can make yours your own of course based on what you have in your house.

If you’re shopping Kroger, and I know you are, you can add all of these items to your Kroger Pickup or Ship order and in no time you’ll be making your own.  I promise you, these are AMAZING!  Now more than ever, we need to be making sure we are staying safe and healthy and that means watching what we put in our bodies. Trust me binge eating and tv watching are going on. Let’s break from that with this delicious snack or meal. It really can be either.

Smoothie Bowl Recipe (If you’d like to make one)
Makes 1-2 servings

Ingredients:

  • (1) 6 oz cup of yogurt (I used up the Yoplait Strawberry Starburst that was our Free Friday Download a few weeks ago)
  • 3/4 cup Dole Fruit & Veggie Frozen Fruit (or similar item, blueberries make this smoothie absolutely gorgeous!)
  • 3/4 cup of milk or juice
  • 1/4 cup Granola (like Love Crunch)
  • 1/2 Dragonfruit, sliced and diced (this is an expensive treat, but so beautiful and one of my daughter’s favorites)
  • 1 TB chia seeds

Start by adding frozen fruit, yogurt and milk or juice to blender and blend until smooth. Should be on the thicker side, so you can eat with a spoon. Arrange dragonfruit and granola so it looks real fancy. Sprinkle with chia seeds so that being super EXTRA and when you deliver this to your child she says “oooooooh!!!” (that happened).

I don’t think you even understand how much I want to be a food photographer!!

Please please SHARE how you are living off what you have in the house right now! Extra points for images!!

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Jane

April 22, 202012:05 pm

I have all the ingredients on hand except the feta cheese. I am so making this salad, thanks for sharing! Oh...and don't worry about people seeing poppy seeds (or spinach!) in your teeth in PUBLIC because you will be wearing a mask! The only change I am making is omitting the mustard, which I hate, and adding more onion lol