Shop For Your Back To School Recipes with Popcart from @FreshDirect #BTS #Ad

*I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of FreshDirect and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.



    Last week we went back to school here in New York City.  I say “We” because not only did my boys return to school, but I also returned to my middle school classroom after being on vacation for the summer.  As you can imagine, our schedules have gotten quite hectic again and I have to get creative when it comes to preparing meals or snacks because I simply don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen since I’m a Working Mom.

    One of the things that I have noticed is that, despite the fact that my sons eat both breakfast and lunch at school, they come home every single day famished and asking what they could eat.  I don’t have to worry about scrambling around to get ingredients to prepare snacks or meals for my boys anymore thanks to Popcart for FreshDirect.  They have partnered with Foodily, the world’s largest recipe search engine, to create a tool that helps you shop while you try out different recipes.

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    Popcart is so easy to use!  All you have to do is download the Popcart bookmarklet. Once you add the button to your browser, you can go to any recipe, highlight the ingredients, and click the “Popcart it” button to add the ingredients directly into your FreshDirect cart (or even swap products before adding).

    I was so excited to use it to find the ingredients for Chef Anne Burrell’s Plum Cornbread Recipe.  My sons love cornbread and I love the idea of infusing it with some fresh fruit for them.  Here is the delicious recipe:


Prep: 30 min
Cook: 30 min
Yields: 6 to 8 servings
Level: Easy


• 4 to 6 black plums, sliced (if they are large, use 4; if they are small, use 6)
• 3 tablespoons sugar

• 1/2 stick melted butter, plus extra for baking pan
• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup yellow cornmeal
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 3 tablespoons sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1 cup milk
• 3 tablespoons honey
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 eggs
• 1 pint vanilla ice cream, for serving



In a small bowl, combine the plums and sugar and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.


Preheat the oven to 350° F. Butter an 8-inch cast iron skillet or an 8-by-8-inch square baking pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. In another mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and whisk to thoroughly combine. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the well.

Mix gently to combine. When the mixture has just come together, transfer it to the prepared skillet or baking pan. Sprinkle the plums in an even layer over the top of the batter. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool before cutting. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream.

    My boys love this recipe because you can top the cornbread with some ice cream and even substitute the plums for other types of fruits.  It’s the perfect treat for them to have after a long day at school filled with learning and all kinds of activities.

    To add this recipe’s ingredients right to your FreshDirect cart, download the Popcart bookmarklet now! Just highlight the ingredients and click the “Popcart it” button.  I’m sure you will find it as convenient and user-friendly as I do!



Let’s Discuss:  What is your favorite Back to School recipe that you would love to use Popcart to shop for?

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour on behalf of FreshDirect and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    This is such a neat app to use, how cool! I’m going to look it up right now!

  2. My favorite back to school recipe is biscuits and gravy. My kids love to have that on the first day of school. I’d use Popcart for that. 🙂

  3. Lesley Stevens says

    That looks really good, I would love to have this with some coffee after a good meal. I’ve never seen anything so scrumptious!

  4. That is such a neat app! Our favorite back to school recipe is meatloaf! I don’t use the oven much in the summer because it makes the house hot.

  5. Teresa McCluskey says

    I would say Chilli! My family loves chilli! But this one looks really good I will have to try it soon!

  6. Lois Alter Mark says

    What a great app! That plum cornbread sounds amazing, and I could use some right now!

  7. I love the recipe shopping tool. definitely helpful!

  8. Rebecca Bryant says

    this is a really cool tool to use when shopping your favorite recipes.

  9. As a blogger who frequents a lot of blogs, this is really interesting to me. I would love to have an easier way to shop all those new recipes I want to try!

  10. This app is really interesting. I will def need to study it and look into it more,

  11. My kids come home famished too. That plum cornbread sounds so good!

  12. That is simply genius! I homeschool so we eat 3 meals a day at home! This would save me sooo much time!

  13. BlueCrabMartini says

    Whoever invented this is a genius! What a great concept. I use an online grocery shop & delivery service, but this seems like a good option to look into also.

  14. Chef John & Anne says

    My favorite back to school recipe that I still want to try with my son is a brain boosting breakfast recipe! Love this tool … sounds super helpful.

  15. I would say any quick school lunch would be my fav. This looks neat!

  16. This recipe sounds delicious. Convenient method of grocery shopping.

  17. Recipe Search Engine- I love it already! anything that can make my life easier to come up with great recipes for my family, back to school time or not!

  18. I would love to make some baked mac and cheese again soon. This sounds like such a great tool!

  19. I’ve never heard of this before! How cool! I love Anne and all her recipes too! Yum

  20. Amber Nelson says

    I definitely would like to try out this recipe for cornbread. Amber N

  21. I loved Fresh Direct when I lived in NY. I don’t have a special recipe that I would use but I’m sure I can find one.

  22. I think this is an awesome service! I would love to find a good bread recipe for fall.

  23. looks so yummy! thanks for sharing your recipe…

  24. Marti Tabora says

    I’m not a fan of plums so I love that you can substitute other fruit, Thank you for the great recipe.

  25. Never thought to add fruit to cornbread. Never tried but would not mind trying

  26. melissa george says

    i love the recipe. vanilla is my favorite ingredient and i make lots of cakes with it. il make this recipe for christmas eve. my whole family will love it.

  27. Sounds like a great recipe but would of never thought of using cornbread

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