This Sweet and Spicy Turkey Torta is a tasty way to use up that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Thanks to our friends at KitchenAid® for sponsoring this post.
When you hear the word “leftovers”, do you think “yay” or “nay”? Yay-sayers love to eat leftovers anytime and are over the moon happy about it. Kudos to them because I am a nay. I mean, I CAN eat leftovers, but I really have no desire to. Unless we’re talking about Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. That is a whole different story. I cook way more than I need on Thanksgiving, just to have leftovers. But I still don’t like to eat the exact same meal again the very next day (I know, I’m high maintenance), so you can understand why I was excited when KitchenAid® challenged us to “Torta Yesterday’s Turkey”. Our leftover Thanksgiving turkey took on a Mexican twist and transformed into this Sweet and Spicy Turkey Torta.
Pizza night is always big in our house. The kids love making their own pizzas and picking their own toppings. Sometimes, though, I get to make that decision. In an effort to get more veggies in my kids’ diets, I came up with a fun way to do it: Naan Pizza with Butternut Squash and Balsamic Drizzle. Butternut squash is abundant right now, and I love, love, love that is comes cubed in neat little packages at Costco. Yes, I know I’m paying more for it, but I LOVE the convenience of it, and sometimes that wins out. Not to mention cutting a butternut squash is one of my least favorite tasks in the kitchen.
What’s not to love about crunchy, cheesy chicken? Thanks to our friends at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for sponsoring this post.
Chicken sometimes gets a bum rap. It can be dry, flavorless and boring. But, prepared properly, it can really steal the show at dinner. Now I’m not talking tons of work or super-fancy food here – just simple, flavorful chicken that you can get on the table quickly. Which is why I love Stubb’s All-Natural Marinades. These kitchen workhorses pack in the flavor with little effort on your part. Take this Stubb’s Panko Parmesan Chicken, for example. All you need to do is pop the chicken in the Stubb’s Chicken Marinade in the morning. At the end of the day, you’ll be rewarded with meat that is filled with citrus, onion and garlic flavors. When you’re ready to eat, dredge the meat in a crunchy panko Parmesan mixture before sliding the dish into the oven. In less than 30 minutes, dinner is served. But wait! Did you forget to marinate the meat in the morning? Not a big deal. As long as you can give the marinade at least an hour, you’ll still get great flavor. (Now that is the sign of a good marinade!)
These Pork Tenderloin Lettuce Wraps are a flavorful way to amp up any weeknight meal. Thanks to our friends at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for sponsoring this post.
Sometimes I’m really good about meal planning. I check the calendar to see what we have going on for the week, assign meals to each day and create a detailed shopping list. I love those weeks. I feel so good when I’m organized.
And then there are weeks like this one, where I’m flying from one commitment to the next. Meal preparation (much less meal planning) is the last thing on my mind. Fortunately I’ve amassed a handful of go-to products that I love to lean on when I don’t have my act together, including the line of marinades from Stubb’s Bar-B-Q. Made with all-natural, gluten-free ingredients (and no high fructose corn syrup), they effortlessly pack a major flavor punch to any meal, a real convenience for those days when I’m ill-prepared or lack time to create something from scratch.
I shivered through my son’s rainy September soccer game the other day. The skies look ominous when we arrived, but the rain and wind gusts didn’t let loose until the game started. I was ready to make haste to the car, but the other team was determined to play…even in a monsoon. Seriously, it’s 2nd grade soccer, not the World Cup! By the time I got home, I was soaked and chilled to the bone. All I could think about was food. Specifically WARM food. Something comforting to make me forget that I looked and felt like a wet noodle. Something exactly like this Pasta with Sausage, Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce.
My daughter started playing middle school volleyball for her school’s team this fall. Her school day begins at 8 and ends at 2:30, so she goes to study hall for an hour and a half before volleyball practice and ends up coming home around 6:00. Now, I realize that many of you don’t know Bridget, but she’s similar to most tween girls – when she’s hungry, run for cover. Food needs to be on the table when she walks in the door…and it better not be meatloaf! (I learned that the hard way last week.) But these Cheesesteak Sandwiches? That’s a different story.