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Chipotle Turkey Panini

Inspired by the chipotle turkey panini the Godfather and I used to enjoy at the Storm Surge Cafe on the University of Miami campus, this panini makes a tasty and quick lunch or dinner! * Recipe on

Inspired by the chipotle turkey panini the Godfather and I used to enjoy at the Storm Surge Cafe on the University of Miami campus, this panini makes a tasty and quick lunch or dinner! We recently returned from a family vacation/family visit to Florida, and a conversation between the Godfather and I made this recipe seem exceptionally appropriate to share. You see, we visited campus. By “campus” I refer to…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes

Turkey Feta Spinach Meatballs {Gluten Free}

Gluten free turkey spinach feta meatballs with an easy lemon dipping sauce. Lower in fat than a classic meatball and loaded with natural protein. Includes a secret ingredient to keep the meatballs from drying out. ;)

You know that feeling when you need an appetizer dish for a potluck, you have less than two hours until you need to be there, you aren’t ready yet so a trip to the store is out of the question, and you don’t want to buy something because of course you signed up to bring something hot and not chips and salsa? That’s how this recipe came to exist in…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs

Do you remember that scene in “Lady and the Tramp” when Lady and Tramp shared a plate of spaghetti and meatballs under the stars? Of course you do. I bet you even tried slurping your spaghetti at least once, much to your mother’s dismay, and thought about sharing one long spaghetti with a special someone. That doesn’t work by the way, the Godfather and I tried it and it’s really…

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Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions & Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I can’t believe Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow! I hope you have the opportunity to celebrate with family or friends near to your heart, a bountiful table, in a warm home filled with love. We will be sharing our first Thanksgiving with A with my baby sister, her husband, their dog, and two friends from our last assignment who just moved here, and I know it will be a wonderful way to…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey pot pie is one of our favorite ways to repurpose leftover Thanksgiving turkey! With an easy to make crust, and a tasty filling, you'll want to make 2 and freeze one for later! * Recipe on

*Disclaimer* I will be shooting better “final” photos for this turkey pot pie recipe when I bake the second pie. We were hungry, it smelled amazing. Make it and you’ll understand. 😉 This post *finally* updated November 2016 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project.  This week I learned that I am not ready to cook for three people. I have no idea how to scale servings to account for…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes

Turkey Lumpia and Vegetable Pancit

I should have doubled this recipe. The recipe made about 18 lumpia and if I hadn’t left some uncooked for photos, you would have no pictures of the finished product because the Godfather would likely have eaten every one, and this is why you need to make this.   As recent California transplants, it’s become very clear that certain foods we took for granted as readily available are not actually…

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Blog Recipes/ Grilling and Barbecue/ Main Dishes

The Godfather’s Smoked Turkey

The Godfather's Smoked Turkey - Perfected over nearly a decade, the brine recipe and smoking process for our Thanksgiving turkey results in a juicy, flavorful bird everyone loves. You may also use the brine for a roasted bird if you don't have a grill to smoke. * Recipe on

The Godfather’s Smoked Turkey recipe has been updated with new photos as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I add better photos to already delicious recipes. Thanks for stopping by! I’m not quite sure how to introduce this recipe. Maybe I can start with the story of how, years ago the Godfather (well before he was the Godfather), set out to create a smoked turkey so we could have…

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