April Recipes: fresh tastes

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce 

by Baily Beckstrand (Instagram – Scratchkitchen2)

2 Tbsp. honey 

½ c. low sodium soy sauce 

¾ c. water 

4 Tbsp. pack brown sugar 

½ tsp. minced ginger

½ tsp. minced garlic 

2 Tbsp. corn starch + ¼ c. cold water

1 Tbsp sesame seeds (optional)

In a medium sized sauce pan, whisk together honey, soy sauce, water, brown sugar, minced ginger and garlic over medium heat. Dissolve cornstarch with water in a separate small bowl. Slowly stir that into the sauce and cook until sauce begins to bubble and you reach desired thickness. Pour sauce over chicken, fish, and/or rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Asian Salad Dressing

½ c. canola oil 

2 Tbsp. sesame oil 

¼ c. rice vinegar 

2 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. honey 

3 Tbsp. parmesan cheese

¾ tsp. garlic salt 

¾ tsp. dried parsley 

¾ tsp. basil 

1/8 tsp. dried oregano 

Pepper for taste

Measure the first five ingredients into a blender, and blend for one minute. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until combined. If the dressing is too bitter for your taste, add a little more honey. Serve over a leafy green salad topped with toasted almonds and sesame seeds, mandarin oranges, green onions, soy beans, and snow peas. 



Poppy Seed Bread 

with Orange Glaze 

by Baily Beckstrand 


3 c. flour

1 ½ tsp. salt 

1 ½ tsp. baking powder

1 ½ c. milk 

2 ½ c. sugar 

1 1/8 c. oil 

1 ½  Tbsp. poppy seeds

3 eggs  

1 ½ tsp. vanilla 

1 ½ almond extract 


2 Tbsp. melted butter

2 Tbsp. milk 

¾ c. sugar 

¼ c. mixed orange juice 

½ tsp vanilla 

½ tsp almond extract 

Blend all of the bread ingredients for 2 minutes. Pour batter into 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Let cool 5 minutes. Meanwhile combine all ingredients for the glaze. Pour the glaze over bread loafs while they are still in the pan. Glaze will cover the entire loaf. 

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