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Chamoy Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

FYI. This post was sponsored by McCormick. I was paid for the time I spent creating this recipe, but all opinions and ideas are my own. 

Chamoy Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salasa | A Teaspoon of Happiness

Pork isn’t something I make very often. I’m never quite sure what do with it, and I’ve had more than a few failures as far as pork chops go, but pork tenderloins have yet to fail me. The meat is always tender and lean, and they don’t take very long to bake. When McCormick asked me to create a recipe using Chamoy Sauce as part of their Flavor of Together program, my mind immediately immediately went to pork. This year, McCormick is celebrating their 125th anniversary with a Mexican World Tour. Mexican cuisine is gaining popularity world wide, which is no surprise to me since it’s always been one of my favorites (probably because of the cilantro).

Chamoy Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salasa | A Teaspoon of Happiness

Chamoy sauce is a traditional Mexican sauce/condiment made with apricot jam, lime juice, McCormick’s ancho chili powder & crushed red pepper. I had never heard of it before, so I was super excited to try something new. It’s normally paired with sweet items, like fruit or ice cream, but something about the apricot flavor just screamed pork to me. Perhaps it’s because pork seems to go so well with fruits. It’s the one meat that’s most commonly used in the sweet-savory combination, and there’s a reason. It just works.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans and Pesto Balsamic Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans and Pesto Balsamic Vinaigrette | A Teaspoon of Happiness

After making pesto for our delicious omelets, I had a lot of spinach and a little pesto sauce leftover, so I decided to make a strawberry spinach salad. I whisked the pesto up with some balsamic vinegar and olive oil to make a really tasty – and super easy – salad dressing. In fact, it’s

Spinach, Sun Dried Tomato, and Feta Omelets with Pesto

Spinach, Sun Dried Tomato, and Feta Omelets with Pesto | A Teaspoon of Happiness

It’s been a long week so far. We’ve been in France since last Tuesday, and things have been pretty hectic ever since. Between trying to settle into our new house, dealing with a few problems with the house, and getting over some serious jet lag – it seems so much worse this time – I

Kermit’s Green Candied Popcorn

Kermit's Green Candied Popcorn | A Teaspoon of Happiness #MuppetsMostWanted

Did you know that the Muppets Most Wanted is coming out on DVD on August 12th? You officially can buy it for yourselves on Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD on Disney.com. To celebrate this fun movie, I decided to make some green popcorn – in honor of the most famous muppet, Kermit the Frog. You

Rose Water Lemonade

Rose water Lemonade | A Teaspoon of Happiness

A few weeks ago – well, more like a few months ago – I went to a restaurant called Kavarna after spending the morning at the Green Bay Farmer’s Market. It’s a cute, little place that serves tasty, wholesome food and unlimited iced coffee refills. Yes, unlimited refills. But, my favorite thing was the rose

Triscuit Crackers topped with Balsamic Mixed Greens, Whipped Goat Cheese & Blueberries

Triscuit Crackers topped with Balsamic Mixed Greens, Whipped Goat Cheese & Blueberries | A Teaspoon of Happiness #TriscuitSnackoff

*This is a sponsored post. The recipe was created as part of the #TriscuitSnackoff through Triscuit and Socialstars. All opinions and ideas are my own. I have been seriously craving goat cheese lately. I can’t even tell you how obsessed I am right now. If there is something on a menu with goat cheese, I’m ordering it –