Thai Peanut Popcorn

Thai Peanut Popcorn

October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month!

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Fact: I don’t watch a lot of movies.

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Opinion: Popcorn is the absolute best snack to eat while watching a movie.

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Or maybe that is a fact?  What is your favorite movie snack?

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Ingredients

(makes four servings, 1 cup each)

  • 4 heaping cups popped popcorn
  • 1/8th cup honey
  • 1/8 cup Thai Peanut Sauce

Directions

  • Put popcorn in a large bow.
  • Heat honey and Thai Peanut Sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Continue stirring until smooth.
  • Pour honey mixture over popcorn.  Mix so that all popcorn is coated in the honey mixture.
  • Spread popcorn onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.  Once cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

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This is the final recipe in a two-year series of posts featuring Blind Spot Nutbutters.  All recipe links are provided below.

P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Judi @ cookingwithauntjuju.com and Debanita @ Canvassed Recipes for Fiesta Friday.

Top Ten Tuesday: W is for Whiny

Top Ten Tuesday: W is for Whiny

Top Ten Tuesday

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s complaining.

  • I’m tired of sitting.
  • The lesson is boring.
  • The WiFi is inconsistent.
  • Gas is expensive.
  • Traffic is slow.
  • I’m hungry.

Yep, I could whine your ears off.  The following ten verses are intended for me.

Ten Verses for When You Feel Whiny

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Teriyaki Cauliflower

Teriyaki Cauliflower

September is National Honey Month and National Rice Month

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So I’m sitting here looking through my pictures of teriyaki cauliflower, and it occurs to me that this meal would be basically impossible to eat with chopsticks.

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I could probably eat the cauliflower with chopsticks, but rice and peas?  What was I thinking?

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Oh well.  The pictures look decent.  I’ll just grab a spoon before I eat this.

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Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 1 tbs. freshly grated ginger
  • green onion

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with non-stick spray.
  • Chop cauliflower into bite-sized florets.  Roast cauliflower for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine soy sauce, honey, and ginger in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and stir into sauce.  Return cauliflower from pan and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Serve over rice and top with green onion.

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P.S. I am linking up with Angie and her cohosts Catherine @ Kunstkitchen’s Blog and Becky @ Bubbly Bee for Fiesta Friday.

Top Ten Tuesday: V is for Vulnerable

Top Ten Tuesday: V is for Vulnerable

Top Ten Tuesday

Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author of Lies Women Believe, wrote,

Most people–even Christians–have unthinkingly exposed themselves to so much deception that they do not even realize they are being deceived (35).

Every day, we are vulnerable to an attack from Satan.  He “holds out the glittering promise of ‘real life'” (32), desiring to “win our affections, influence our choices, and destroy our lives” (32).

On our own, we are defenseless.  Like a rose in a hurricane, we can do nothing to stop the onslaught.  Thankfully, we don’t have to fight alone.  The verses below show that when we are vulnerable to Satan’s lies, God is ready with the truth.

Ten Verses for When You Feel Vulnerable

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Honey Almond Chicken

Honey Almond Chicken

September is National Honey Month and National Chicken Month

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My story today has no relation to the recipe.  Instead, I thought I would share with you these two photos from 1 year ago.

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Top Ten Tuesday: U is for Ugly

Top Ten Tuesday: U is for Ugly

Top Ten Tuesday

I’ve never read the book Backwards Beauty, but the short videos are pretty funny.

The author of Backwards Beauty, Jessie Minassian, takes a satirical approach to showing girls, “You have a beauty the world doesn’t understand.”   After listening to her interview a few years ago on Focus on the Family, I came to appreciate her “completely illogical” approach to to teaching girls to view themselves through God’s eyes.  She gives her readers “10 steps to feel your worst!”

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Snickerdoodle Hummus

Snickerdoodle Hummus

September is National Honey Month

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The day after I first made this hummus, I ate it at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It’s that good.  It’s also incredibly easy to prepare.  Snickerdoodle hummus is made of simple ingredients including cashew butter, honey, and (of course) cinnamon.  I love to eat it with carrots or cinnamon tortilla chips, but all you really need is a spoon!

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