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Honey Barbecue Chicken with Homemade BBQ sauce

I’ve been craving barbecue sauce for quite some time. Typically, I keep some on hand. Barbecue cravings are few and far between for me, typically occurring in the summer. When I reached for my supply, however, I was shocked to see that it had expired in 2013. I suppose those cravings are a little farther between than I thought. (more…)

Black Bean Ranch Burgers

Not a huge fan of meat (not to mention it’s expensive!), I am forever on the search for new meatless recipes that provide a good protein punch. So, I’ve been experimenting with different types of meatless “burgers.” The great thing about meatless burgers is that the ingredients tend to come in packages that last quite awhile. I was able to experiment with lentils for a couple of batches and came up with a standard lentil burger and an Asian lentil burger, both of which were delicious and wallet-friendly. So, after the success with the lentils, I decided it was a good time to experiment with black beans. (more…)

What to Do with All That Leftover Turkey

This summer, I explored the joys of turkey making. I was nervous, I was dubious, but in the end, it turned out great! There were steps along the way that were not so great: cutting the weird bits of plastic out of it, removing the sack of insides (yuck!), and just touching it in general. But, grossness aside, the process was pretty painless and it left A LOT of turkey to deal with. It was great preparation for the upcoming holiday that we are about to experience. Thanksgiving! Where turkey abounds. I’ve added a collection below of some of our favorite leftover turkey recipes. Some from our blog and some from others. Happy leftovers!

Turkey round up 2


Easy Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff

Every time I have the brilliant idea to make this recipe, I remember how in love I am with the Crock-Pot. I don’t particularly enjoy cooking, but I very much enjoy a tasty meal. My Crock-Pot helps me out on both counts. This particular recipe is one of the easiest I have. Three ingredients, one crock, and hours of having to do nothing but smell the good smells.


Crock-Pot Apple Cider French Onion Soup

There is nothing that hits the spot on a rainy, cold fall day better than a nice big bowl of soup. When that bowl of soup is covered in cheese, it’s even better. When that bowl of soup is covered in cheese and has that sweet tart taste of fall apple cider, then it’s probably the best bowl of soup ever. I found this soup a couple of years ago and have made a few tweaks to it over the years. It is fall awesome-ness in a bowl. There just isn’t any other way to describe it. If you love French onion soup and your favorite part of fall is the apple cider, then this is definitely for you.