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Arugula Parmesan Salad with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula Parmesan Salad with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette | A Teaspoon of Happiness

On our way to France a few weeks ago, we had some time to kill in the Chicago airport so Marc and I sat down at a restaurant to have a bite to eat and wait for our flight in a big comfy booth. I never know if I’m going to like the airplane food, so I almost always try to eat something beforehand, even if I’m not hungry.

Now, I should have known better than to order a salad at the airport, but when I saw the arugula parmesan salad on the menu, I just had to try it. I’m a sucker for arugula, and I sometimes you just really need to have a salad. Especially when you’ve been eating nothing but junk and comfort food for the past few days.

Arugula Parmesan Salad with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette | A Teaspoon of Happiness

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

NO BAKE Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites | A Teaspoon of Happiness

Things are finally slowing down here in Amiens. For the past few weeks, we’ve been furiously cleaning and attempting to make this house feel like a home and prepare ourselves for our very first visitors, who just left yesterday. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that my very best friend, Chelsea,

Chamoy Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

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

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.  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,

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