• Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving - It's not as difficult as you think!

    Roast Turkey

    Nervous about making a roast turkey? Don’t worry — you’ve got this! I’ve made a roast turkey every year for the past I don’t even know how many years. Even if I’m not cooking the bird on the main day, I still find time to roast my own sometime during the week of Thanksgiving. We often have to split up the holiday based upon who’s able to make it to Maryland on the Thanksgiving, or a few days later instead. So, inevitably, we have TWO turkey days among both sides of the family. There’s nothing wrong with that; it’s actually fun to spread the holidays out. At my parents’ feast, along…

  • My 2014 Thanksgiving Recipes

    I thought I’d take a few minutes to share the Thanksgiving recipes  I’ll be using this year since I happen to actually be cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, ON THE DAY, at our new place. So! Much! Fun! Also? A TWENTY POUND BIRD, courtesy of my in-laws who earned a freebie at their local grocery store. This particular bird was frozen, so I’m not going to brine it (although I will try Alton Brown’s recipe one day) since I’ve heard it can make the bird too salty. Apparently when they freeze birds they often inject them with a solution first, and I’m guessing that solution must have sodium in it. Maybe it actually…

  • Making Swedish meatballs with ground turkey and Greek yogurt is a great alternative to the traditional recipe. Serve them and the gravy over pasta and enjoy!

    Swedish Meatballs with Ground Turkey

    Making Swedish meatballs with ground turkey and Greek yogurt is a great alternative to the traditional recipe. Serve them and the gravy over pasta and enjoy! This post was sponsored by Chobani®. You know me, I don’t meal plan. I prefer to keep my pantry stocked with everyday essentials, and buy produce and meats based off of two things: price and what’s local and/or seasonally available. Last week there were two things in the fridge that begged to be used: ground turkey and yogurt. Like, lots of yogurt. Chobani reached out to me a few weeks ago after finding this old recipe where I substituted yogurt for sour cream, and…

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    Turkey Meatloaf

    Meatloaf happens to be a favorite of mine, you know. Like a comfort food. I’m not terribly picky about meatloaf – heck, I even ate it at my college dining hall. But most other people? They typically say something like, “I hate meatloaf,” or, “I can’t stand eating meatloaf.” And so I have come to perfect my meatloaf recipes and ensure that they’re tasty, even for the most picky of eaters. To the point (I kid you not) where my children list it as one of their favorites. No, no. I’m serious! My original version uses beef with an assortment of herbs, spices, onion and cheese stuffed in the middle.…

  • This Mediterranean take on tacos—like a twist on gyros—is served with pita bread and full of yummy ingredients and dips, like spiced turkey, hummus, tomato salad, seasoned yogurt.

    Spiced Turkey With Hummus on Pita Bread

    Today we have a treat, my friends! Nicole from a family that eats together: from Foodie to kid friendly in one dish is guest posting one of her amazing recipes! What I enjoy about Nicole is that she manages to accomplish the something we parents strive for: combining adult food into something the kids not only eat … they enjoy eating. Her food is fun, but sophisticated. Healthy, but yummy. What’s not to love? Cheers and enjoy! Spiced Turkey With Hummus on Pita Bread This Mediterranean take on tacos—like a twist on gyros—is served with pita bread an full of yummy ingredients and dips, like spiced turkey, hummus, tomato salad, seasoned…