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Low-Carb Flaxseed Cookie

I’ve blogged about this low-carb cookie recipe before, but here’s a variation and some more details. Now I also have pictures, only the camera batteries died before I got to the finished cookie part. Low-Carb Flaxseed Cookies Grind 2 Tablespoons flaxseeds In small bowl (or on a saucer) combine ground seeds with two Tablespoons melted […]

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Authentic Enchilada Sauce

AUTHENTIC ENCHILADA SAUCE 3 T oil3 T flour6 T chili powder2 c water (or meat broth)1 t salt1/2 t garlic powder Dissolve chili powder in the water and set aside.(try putting the chili powder in warm water for ease of mixing) In medium skillet, heat oil.Add flour and heat until dissolved.Add chili powder/water mixture and […]

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Leftovers; Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Mix stuffing with diced apples and nuts, then use it to stuff acorn squash, bake as usual. AND:Use leftover cranberry sauce in cranberry bread, muffins, on toast, combine with cream cheese and spread on toast or roll up in pancakes. Leftover rolls:Use leftover bread/buns/rolls for apple charlotte– scroll down for the recipe, or bread strata for a main […]

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Leftovers: Dumplings from Stuffing (or Dressing)

Stuffing DumplingsCombine: two cups of stuffing 3 lightly beaten eggs sage or other herbs, chopped (a couple teaspoons fresh, one teaspoon dried) 1 teaspoon minced garlic Combine in bowl, mixing well (you may want to use a plastic bag over your hands and knead it. Shape into balls and drop into simmering soup (or put […]

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Turkey Empanadas

Turkey EmpanadasFilling:Equal amounts of chopped up cooked chicken or turkey and grated cheddar or jack cheese (or combination)2 or 3 cans of diced green chiles, or to taste. Pocket:Combine:5 cups flour1 1/4 cup cornmeal2 1/2 teaspoons of salt Cut in 1 1/3 cups plus 3 tablespoons of shortening. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of water. Stir […]

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Leftovers: Turkey With Winter Vegetables

Turkey With Winter Vegetables makes use of things that are typically in season after Thanksgiving. This recipe adapted from Mom’s Best One-Dish Suppers: 101 Easy Homemade Favorites, as Comforting Now as They Were then by Andrea Chessman 2 potatoes, peeled and diced1 rutabaga, peeled and diced2 Tablespoons oil3 cups diced cooked turkey2 leeks, sliced2 carrots, diced2 minced […]

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Turkey Walnut Salad

Turkey Walnut SaladThis is a cold salad, lovely for a brunch, and perhaps better suited for warmer months, but we like it: 3 cups cooked brown rice2 cups cooked turkey, diced1/2 cup celery, diagonally sliced1/4 cup pineapple chunks, drained1/4 cup mandarin oranges, drained1/4 cup water chestnuts, drained and thinly sliced (optional)1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced […]

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Leftovers, ‘Turkey Helper’

Homemade “Turkey Helper” First some preaching- it makes me gnash my teeth in frustration when I am reading (or hearing) some account of living through hard times and the narrator talks about  Hamburger Helper (the boxed convenience food) as a way to get through those hard times. Hamburger Helper may seem like ‘slumming it’ to […]

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Leftovers: Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini–Basically, you cook up a batch of spaghetti (or linguini) noodles. Meanwhile reheat your turkey gravy, thinning it out a bit with some milk, and add some Parmesan cheese.Dice leftover turkey and stir it into the gravy/sauce. When the noodles are done, drain them and stir the sauce into the spaghetti. You want measurements? […]

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Leftovers: Shepherd’s Pie

The first time I had (or remember hearing of) Shepherd’s Pie was when we were young marrieds stationed in New Mexico.  We’d been invited for dinner to the home of another young military couple from church, as broke as we were.  They were from South Carolina.  During the course of our friendship, they shocked us […]

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