Celebrate Spring with a Cupcake Bouquet

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Cupcake Bouquets are Perfect for Springtime!

Nothing says spring quite like flowers and ever since we saw our first cupcake bouquet, we were hooked and realized this was the perfect dessert for the season. Why just serve up a regular dessert at your next spring party when you can serve up a dessert that’s prettier than the centerpieces you’ll see at most parties? Impress your guests at your next get together with any one of these 3 cupcake bouquets. You’ll be incredibly surprised at how simple they are to put together!

  • This Cupcake Bouquet with Homemade Strawberry Buttercream Frosting looks as good as it tastes. This recipe focuses on the buttercream frosting, so go ahead and whip up your favorite chocolate or Devil’s Food Cake cupcakes before you move forward.
  • We love these Flowerpot Cupcakes. Chocolate devil’s food cake baked in mini terra cotta flower pots, topped with frosting, Oreo crumbs, and pretty paper flowers to mimic flowerpots!
  • These Spring Flowerpot Cupcakes are absolutely adorable and are so simple to make, you’re going to love this recipe. These are great for a springtime children’s party, but adults will love them too.

We hope you enjoy these fun springtime dessert recipes as much as we do. If you love these edible cupcake bouquets, stop by our Desserts section to find more like them. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!

Fresh and Colorful Tropical Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

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Tropical Shrimp Lettuce Wraps from Lemon Tree Dwelling

These colorful, fresh Tropical Shrimp Lettuce Wraps combine the crunch and flavor of fresh fruits and vegetables with the protein power of shrimp flavored with the sweet tang of honey lime soyaki sauce. These deliciously light and refreshing wraps are perfect for a spring or summer meal and they can be ready in about 10 minutes with fresh ingredients from Pick ‘n Save.

Tropical Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • For Wraps:
  • 8 oz cooked shrimp (small or medium size)
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • ⅓ cup matchstick carrots
  • ¼ cup mango, chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup pineapple, chopped
  • 6-8 lettuce leaves
  • For soyaki sauce:
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ⅓ cup teriyaki sauce
  • ⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (6 cloves)
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ¾ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • juice of 1 lime
Instructions
  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Visit the original recipe on Lemon Tree Dwelling for full preparation instructions.
  3. Enjoy the freshness of this flavorful salad.

We hope you enjoy the flavors of spring with this protein, vegetable, and fruit packed salad as much as we do. If you enjoyed this quick and delicious dinner idea, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!

Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork: A Low Sodium Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork: A Low Sodium Recipe #SoFab

Low Sodium Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We love a good pulled pork sandwich that’s full of satisfying flavors for a hearty lunch or a quick dinner with leftover pork when we’re strapped for time. If you’ve recently smoked a tenderloin or cooked a pork roast in the Crock Pot, it’s likely you have leftovers and that’s where this easy, heart-healthy recipe comes in handy. Pork is one of our favorite meats, but since it is higher in sodium than other meats, we always watch the sodium we add to it when cooking our favorite meals without sacrificing flavor. These simple and delicious Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork Sandwiches are one of our favorite go-to meals for that reason.

Homemade Low Sodium Sweet and Spicy BB!Q Sauce #SoFab

The secret to making a good meal great is always in the sauce, marinade, or seasonings. Our favorite homemade low-sodium barbecue sauce delivers an amazing flavor combination that’s like a party in your mouth without all of the salt. It’s simple to make in bulk and store in the refrigerator just like the store-bought varieties without all of the added sodium.

Sweet and Spicy Pulled Pork: A Low Sodium Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Low Sodium Dinner
Ingredients
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp no salt butter
  • 1 cup lower sodium ketchup
  • ½ cup beer (You can use non-alcoholic beer as well. This helps to break down the acids in the ketchup.)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 finely chopped small red sweet pepper or jalepeño for added heat
  • 1 tbsp lower sodium steak sauce
  • 10 dashes organic hot sauce
  • For the Sandwiches:
  • 2 cups pulled or shredded pork
  • 1 cup low sodium barbecue sauce, more if you prefer your BBQ really saucy
  • Gluten-free or whole wheat thin buns
  • Mozzarella cheese, optional
Instructions
  1. Sauce Instructions:
  2. Place the butter in a large, deep frying pan and melt.
  3. Add the minced garlic, sweet pepper, and onion to the pan. Fry in the butter until tender.
  4. Pour in all of the wet ingredients and stir thoroughly.
  5. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Pulled Pork Sandwich Instructions:
  7. Pull or shred pork and place in a frying pan on the stove top.
  8. Pour in BBQ sauce and stir.
  9. Cook over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly.
  10. Serve on gluten-free or whole wheat thin buns.

Pair these delicious, healthier sandwiches with your favorite no-salt added beans and bread and butter pickles for an amazing meal the whole family will love. We hope that you’ll enjoy these low sodium BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches as much as we do. If you love this recipe, head over to our Low Sodium Recipe Index for many more ideas for lowering the sodium content in your diet. To get more recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow along on Pinterest. Enjoy!

The 5 Best Brownie Recipes You’ll Ever Try

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Our 5 Favorite Brownie Recipes for Spring

Everyone loves brownies and traditional brownies are always delicious, but sometimes we like to change things up a bit to make dessert more exciting. In our hunt for the perfect brownie recipe, we’ve come across so many that we love, but we’re here to share our absolute favorites with you. These are the 5 best brownie recipes you’ll ever try!

  1. Is there any better way to embrace the flavors of spring than with a bright, lemony dessert? These Lemon Brownies are simply delicious and they are perfect for springtime parties.
  2. These Peanut Butter Cookie Brownie Cups are nothing short of genius. Cookie dough with a peanut butter cup center covered in brownie mix? Yes, please.
  3. You can’t go wrong with these Salted Caramel Snack Attack Brownies. These brownies are covered in a homemade sweet caramel sauce with potato chip sticks, peanuts, and toffee on top. This is quite possibly the perfect sweet and salty treat ever created.
  4. These Lemon White Chocolate Blondies are perfect buttery yellow cookie bars infused with lemon and white chocolate flavors. This is a delectable dessert for springtime, summertime, or anytime!
  5. Lemon Blueberry Brownies are moist, sticky, and slightly tart cake-like lemon brownies with sweet, juicy blueberries added for fun and flavor. This recipe is great for an easy dessert or afternoon snack.

We hope you enjoy these decadent brownie recipes as much as we do. If you love these recipes, stop by our Desserts section to find more like them. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter so that you never miss a single recipe, and you can visit our Pinterest boards for even more incredible dessert ideas. Enjoy!

Picnic-Perfect Pasta Salads

6 Pasta Salads that are perfect for picnics! #SoFab

6 Pasta Salads that are perfect for your next family picnic!

We love pasta salads because they are perfect for springtime picnics, as a side dish to a family meal, or even as a hearty lunch all by themselves. There are so many different types of pastas and the vegetables and sauces you can use in pasta salads can vary so greatly that you can create a new version each time depending on your taste preferences. We found 6 pasta salad recipes that we absolutely love and we couldn’t wait to share them with you.

  • This hearty dish might just be our Favorite Pasta Salad. It’s highly customizable so you can take the basis of this recipe and switch it up a bit depending on what you already have in your refrigerator and pantry.
  • This mayonnaise-based Prosciutto and Asparagus Pasta Salad is packed with flavor. Tossed with a lemony dressing, it’s a simple yet sophisticated salad that would pair perfectly with chicken for dinner.
  • If you have leftover spaghetti noodles, you’ll definitely want to try this recipe for Spaghetti Salad. Simply mix the noodle with fresh vegetables and McCormick’s Salad Supreme for a delicious pasta salad the whole family will love.
  • This Pepper and Broccoli Pasta Salad is colorful, simple to make, and completely satisfying. This pasta salad is great for a barbecue, potluck, or as side dish. It is deliciously creamy and you will probably make it more than once.
  • With a vinegar-based dressing and loads of fresh vegetables, this Pasta and Cucumber Salad would be a huge hit at your next family picnic.
  • If you love Walmart’s version of Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Salad, you’ll definitely want to try this copycat recipe. Instead of heading to the store to buy gallons for your next party, make it at home instead.

We hope you enjoy the flavors of spring with these 6 colorful and simple pasta salads as much as we do. If you enjoyed these easy meal enhancers, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a single recipe. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, and stop by our Google+ Community to see all of the amazing recipes our community members are sharing. Enjoy!