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Hello Friends and Happy FRI-YAY!

This week’s Foodie Feature has a few more than 4 ingredients but took less than 40 minutes to prepare.  It was an easy breezy mid-week meal that my men really enjoyed and got me out of the kitchen in record time!

Try it and let me know if you added a twist to make it better.

Ingredients

  • Ground Turkey
  • Ortega Fiesta Flats, Taco Seasoning, Taco Sauce
  • 1 cup Water
  • Diced Onion
  • Diced Tomato
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream

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Brown ground turkey, drain liquid then and add 1 cup of water and the Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix.  Heat until thickened, stirring often.

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While ground turkey is cooking, dice tomatoes and onions

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Warm Ortega Fiesta Flats in a preheated oven 350~, for 3-4 minutes

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Fill Fiesta Flats with ingredients

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Enjoy!

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“Use what you got to make what you want was the inspiration for this mid-week meal.

I usually buy Ground Turkey but this week purchased Perdue Ground Chicken, and using ingredients that I already had on hand I jazzed up an ordinary loaf.

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Ingredients
Ground Turkey/Chicken
Taco Seasoning
Salsa
Egg
Bread Crumbs
Sweet Peppers
Onion

Mixed Ground Chicken, an egg, leftover salsa, Taco Seasoning and bread crumbs to form loaf

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Top with slices of onion and peppers (cheddar cheese optional)

Placed in loaf pan and baked for 40 minutes @ 350~

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Served with Tortilla Strips and mild pepper rings.

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Another easy breezy recipe- leftovers can be used to make a Taco Salad when added to lettuce, tomatoes, Avocado and dressing.

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

A few weeks ago at The Java House Cafe I had the pleasure of meeting Marissa G., owner/baker of Eden’s Touch Bread Company.  She was there to feature her Specialty Loaves of Homemade Breads, “made with love, no chemicals or preservatives”.  Eden’s Touch Bread Company delivers fresh baked products at affordable prices and delivers exceptional customer satisfaction.  The bakery is located in Collingdale, PA, however, they ship nationwide as well as make local deliveries to the Philadelphia tri-state area.  Eden’s Touch Bread Company also features other items including Gluten Free Gourmet Butter, Croutons and Bread Mixes (menu).

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I purchased two of the mini Banana Walnut loaves and couldn’t wait to get them home to try.  I had one warm slice with my afternoon tea and then my men ate the rest!  I wished I had purchased others to hide store in the freezer, I’ll place an online order.

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Eden’s Touch Bread Company is a new business, only a year old and they recently launched a go fund me campaign to raise money for a larger oven.  The goal is to raise $500, and if you would like to donate and receive a gift certificate please click the bread pic below.

bigger better oven campaign

Make sure to sign up for their Newsletter to receive discount coupons and monthly specials.

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I was not financially compensated for this post, the product was purchased with my own money.  The opinions are 100% completely my own based upon my experience.

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

I’ve decided to add something new to the blog – drumroll please…..

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You know that I love to cook and in some circles am considered a Crock Pot Queen (sike), no really I just like sharing food finds on Instagram so decided to bring it to my blog.

Today’s 1st Friday Foodie Feature is

Mama Mae’s Lean Mean Collard Greens

 

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On Sundays when I was growing up my grandmother would always cook a big pot of fresh collardskale, or mustard greens, a tradition that I have continued with my own family.  Collards were always the chosen green but I have since discovered kale which is healthier has a sweeter taste and is good when used in a breakfast smoothie.  The tradition of having vegetables with dinner also hasn’t changed but when I don’t feel like cooking fresh I’ll use canned or frozen.

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I like trying new products especially if they are within my budget which was the case with the Mama Mae’s items at Shoprite.  The good thing about Mama Mae’s Lean Mean Collard Greens is that they can be cooked in the microwave, on top of the stove or in the oven but the best thing about Mama Mae’s greens are the ingredients.

  • collards
  • water
  • onions
  • garlic
  • sugar
  • dried turkey stock
  • roasted turkey juices/fat
  • yeast extract
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • liquid smoke

They tasted homemade because they basically use the same ingredients as I and contain no hard-to-pronounce artificial flavors or seasoning.  The box states there are approximately 2 1/2 servings per package which was accurate, they are also low in fat and 50 calories per serving.

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Mama Mae’s products are manufactured locally in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and if you like greens, I highly recommend trying them.  I look forward to trying some of the other Mama Mae’s items.

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I was not financially compensated for this post.  I purchased product with my own money.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

I love to cook dinner for my men but because I have such a long commute from Pennsylvania I am always on the lookout for easy, breezy dinner ideas.  Crock pot cooking is definitely my all time favorite but I don’t mind firing up the grill or even the oven during the summer.  Last night’s meal was definitely easy, breezy using chicken breasts and Kraft Fresh Take mix.  In our house, no meal is complete without a starch and a veggie, I chose Zatarains rice, steamed broccoli and Marie Callenders Cheddar biscuits.

In our house a store bought Rotisserie Chicken is always a two day meal.  The leftover chicken is usually cut up, covered with a cream soup and mushrooms then served over rice.  Today a co-worker gave me a recipe that added a twist and it was an easy, breezy dinner that the family enjoyed.

Ingredients:

Rotisserie Chicken ~ Package of Frozen Broccoli ~ Can of Cream of Mushroom/Chicken soup ~ 3 tablespoons of mayo ~ 3 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice ~ shredded cheese

I didn’t have lemon juice so I used lime

Added 3 tablespoons of mayo to a can of cream of chicken soup

Added 3 tablespoons of lime juice

Mixed thoroughly

Steamed the broccoli according to package then layered in casserole dish

Cut up leftover chicken over top of broccoli

Poured mayo mixture over chicken and broccoli

I grated Pepper Jack cheese because I didn’t have a bag of shredded cheddar cheese

Placed in a pre-heated oven set on 350~ and cooked for 30 mins. Last 5 mins turned oven to broil to give it a crispy top

Served over Jasmine rice

Dinner is served


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