Leftover Turkey Recipe – White Bean and Turkey Chili

White Bean and Turkey Chili

This recipe is hands down my favorite recipe for leftover turkey EVER.  In fact, I would probably cook a turkey just to have leftovers so I can make this…so in a couple days if you find yourself with extra turkey, rejoice! and try… White Bean and Turkey Chili from Cooking Light Serves 8 (about 1 cup each) Ingredients for Leftover Turkey White Bean Chili  1 tablespoon canola oil 2 cups diced yellow onion 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin (I love cumin – I actually use 1 tbsp here) 1 teaspoon dried oregano 3 (15.8 ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed (I use “small white beans”) 4 cups fat free, less sodium chicken broth 3 cups chopped cooked turkey ½ cup diced seeded plum tomato (about 1) 1/3 cup … [Read more...]

Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

Beaujolais Nouveau Day

Beaujolais Nouveau Day!   Have you ever celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau Day? On the 3rd Thursday of every November, France celebrates – Beaujolais Nouveau Day.  At 12:01am (by law!), the year’s vintage is released and the French celebrate with fireworks and parties. In 2014, Beaujolais Day is Thursday November 20.   I love the idea of this event, which celebrates the harvest and abundance. Beaujolais is a region of France known for growing the Gamay grape (from which Beaujolais is made). Gamay is like a cousin of Pinot Noir.  There are many rules about how the grapes are grown, when they are harvested.  Because it is the first wine of the harvest and made quickly (6-8 weeks as opposed to a traditional 6 - 24 months for other wines), Beaujolais Nouveau is lighter, fruitier and a … [Read more...]

8 Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipes

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In just a few short weeks my favorite holiday will be here - Thanksgiving!  I am foodie at heart but I love gathering around the table with friends and family even more.  What if I told you that I could guarantee more time with family this Thanksgiving?  And yes, there would still be a fully cooked meal to share!  Sounds awesome, right?!  Its easy - bust out your crock pot and try these classic Thanksgiving recipes!  Here are 8 crock pot Thanksgiving recipes to try! Roast Turkey - in the crock pot! Yes!  You can roast your turkey in a crock pot!  Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you could cook a bird big enough for the whole family.  Imagine the things that you would be able to cook once the oven is freed up! Slow Cooker Cornish Hens Not a turkey lover?  Try these delicious … [Read more...]

15 Citrus Recipes for Fall

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In the South, citrus fruits are thought to be primarily Summer fruits. However, our Northern friends tend to enjoy citrus more in the Fall months. Little did I know, as a Southerner, that there are so many Fall recipes that feature citrus fruits as a main ingredient or, at the very least, a complimenting ingredient. Today I have quite a few recipes that include a piece of citrus fruit in its repertoire. From breakfast to dessert, you're sure to find a recipe here that will delight your taste buds! /1/ Broiled Grapefruit with Honey and Pistachios - The flavor of this grapefruit will explode in your mouth! Coupled with honey and pistachios, you're sure to have a delectable breakfast with this recipe. /2/ Cranberry Orange Muffins - Muffins are never a bad idea for breakfast. Make … [Read more...]

Perfect Casual Company Fare – Crockpot Italian Beef

Crockpot Italian Beef Recipe

If you are looking for a recipe that takes 5 minutes to put together but will wow your guests, Crockpot Italian Beef is it.  Not only is it delicious,  but since it's put together in a crockpot, there's almost no cleanup and it's easy to keep warm if you've got guests eating at different times - open houses, parties, you name it. This is going to be a recipe you'll want to make time and time again. Be sure you give yourself the time to cook this up to 10 hours before serving. You want to be able to shred the meat before serving. CROCKPOT ITALIAN BEEF What you need: 1 roast (chuck, rump, round - whatever is best for you) in a size to feed your crowd. 12 oz. of your favorite beer (any alcohol will cook off) 1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix 1 - 2 jars pepperocini … [Read more...]

Leftover Halloween Candy Bites

Leftover Halloween Candy Bites

You can only consume so much leftover Halloween candy. Making healthier energy bites out of your favorite Halloween candy is the way to use up any leftovers! And with only four ingredients, they can be ready quite quickly. I really appreciate the portion control of these candy bites, too. Instead of feeling like you need to eat the entire king-size candy bar, have a ball or two of these leftover Halloween candy bites! Have a safe and happy Halloween! And don't forget to make some leftover Halloween candy bites! What candy would you incorporate in these candy bites?   Leftover Halloween Candy Bites from Food Doodles Ingredients 1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup honey 3/4 cup leftover halloween candy How-To Process the … [Read more...]