After a very glutinous Canadian Thanksgiving, I decided Myles and I needed something healthy to eat so I whipped up my favorite Fall Salad. It was filled with so many tasty and healthy ingredients you’ll want to serve it at your next get together. I loved the addition of spiced pecans to the salad it is something I never think to eat. I know you’re going to love it!
Never underestimate dried cranberries. I usually have them on hand for the kiddos or a quick snack but they add the perfect amount of bitter sweet to this salad. This salad can be the main dish as it has herb chicken breast and if you have vegetarian in your family, you can simply take it out. It presents beautifully too, so keep this one saved for the next time you are entertaining and need a salad recipe.
6 cups of Organic Mixed Greens
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
3 pealed Tangerines
1/2 cup Goat Cheese
1/2 cup Herbed Organic Chicken
Mix all ingredients together and serve the dressing on the side (I always allow my guests to dress their own salad) enjoy!
Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Biscuits
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Delicious and easy biscuits for your next meal! They’re fast, easy, and mouth watering!
- 2 tbsp salted butter, melted
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 4 oz shredded parmesan cheese
- 2/3 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use a spilpat sheet.
- Melt butter in a small pan, add oil and half the garlic; sauté on low heat about 1 minute (don’t over cook).
- Remove from heat and add in the chopped rosemary.
- In a bowl, combine biscuit mix, parmesan cheese, and remaining garlic.
- Stir in milk and mix.
- Drop batter by spoonfuls (about 1.5 oz each).
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- Brush or drizzle biscuits with melted butter. Bake for 5 more minutes, or until lightly browned. Keep an eye on them as each oven is different.
You can do all different variations!
-Bacon and green onion
-Jaleapeno and cheddar
-Ham and swiss
Let me know what combination you use below!
When I am trying to clean out the fridge before a vacation I pull out all the fresh produce I can and google those ingredients to make an interesting meal. A few months ago I stumbled upon howsweeteats.com and that’s where I found the Fried Tortilla Egg! Let me tell you, it’s a total game changer! I love how simplistic yet deliciousness it is. I’m telling you, your life will change once you make this deliciousness!
Now I kept the toppings very simple, because thats what I had in the refrigerator. But you can throw whatever you want on top! Or you don’t put anything at all! When Myles gets home I’m going to add some hot sauce and chorizo and see what he thinks.
The best part
Now I know we’re all moms and we don’t have a lot of time, so no worries this recipe takes minutes! And most importantly it’s extremely satisfying and filling so one is enough for me.
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 large egg
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 ounce freshly grated sharp white cheddar
- 1 4-inch flour tortilla (I used Trader Joes handmade flour tortilla)
- sliced cheery tomatoes
- green onions
- fresh cilantro
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and once it melts, crack one egg over top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the egg turns white. Very carefully flip the egg. Once you flip it (try not to break it), top it with HALF of the grated cheddar. Place the tortilla on top.
- Cook for 1 minute.
- Gently flip the egg over so the tortilla is now on the bottom of the pan. Top with the remaining cheese.
- Cover with a lid and cook for another minute.
- Slide the tortilla egg onto a plate and cover it with the tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Enjoy!
Herb Butter Turkey
It’s never too soon to try out Holiday recipes. No one wants to host a holiday party with their first run at roasting a turkey! Trust me, I’ve been there. I have tried out many Holiday Turkey recipes and this Herb Butter recipes still ranks number one. I do need to give credit where it’s due, I did not come up with the recipe but it’s Martha Stewart’s recipe you can see here. Follow along below to see how I put it together!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in the lowest position so the turkey can fit.
- Make herb butter. Chop and mix together 5 tablespoons butter with sage, thyme, and rosemary; season generously with salt and pepper.
- Loosen skin to insert the herb butter. Working from the neck end, slide fingers under skin until you reach the end of the breast, being careful not to tear the skin; rub herb butter under the skin. Fill neck cavity: Place turkey breast side down.
- Cut neck into pieces; mix with carrots, onions, celery, and 2 cups broth in the roasting pan. Set roasting rack over vegetables in pan.
- Lift turkey onto rack; rub with remaining tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper. Roast 1 hour and baste every 30 minutes with pan liquids, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh (avoiding bone) registers 165 degrees, about 3 hours.
- Continue roasting, basting occasionally, until thigh reaches 180 degrees. Tent with foil if bird browns too quickly; add more broth if pan becomes dry. Transfer turkey to a serving platter; cover loosely with foil, and let it rest at least 30 minutes before carving and serve!
Chunky Sausage Stuffing
6 tablespoons butter
8 ounces diced pancetta (or Canadian bacon)
2 large onions, finely chopped
2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
3 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1 pound day-old sourdough bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (can use ciabatta or french baguette as a substitute)
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
About 1 cup chicken broth ( you may need more)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 beaten eggs
- preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Butter a 15 by 10 by 2-inch glass baking dish. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the pancetta or bacon and saute until crisp.
- Transfer the pancetta to a large bowl. Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, rosemary, and garlic. Saute until the onions are very tender. Gently stir in parsley.
- Transfer the onion mixture to the large bowl with the pancetta. Add the bread and Parmesan and toss to coat.
- Add enough broth to the stuffing mixture to moisten. Season the stuffing, to taste, with salt and pepper. Mix in the eggs.
- Transfer the stuffing to the prepared dish. Cover with buttered foil, buttered side down, and bake until the stuffing is heated through, about 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until the top is crisp and golden, about 15 minutes longer.
Kale Sausage Soup
What’s it like having a cold as a mom? It’s just like a regular cold, but no one cares (especially my busy testing two year old). So when I need to feel better fast I turn to my favorite soup. Sausage Kale Soup. It’s chock full of meat, beans, veggies, and much more! Helping me get over this mom cold.
- around 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound Italian sausage links, I like using Johnsonville mild Italian
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 large carrots, rinsed and sliced (you can use baby carrots if that’s all you have on hand)
- 3 celery stalks, rinsed and sliced
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 bunch kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
- 1 cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 boxes of Swanson chicken broth
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese to serve
- Heat one tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven or soup pot.
- Add sausage and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes. or until browned, stirring occasionally to break into smaller pieces.
- Transfer with a slotted spoon to a plate and set aside.
- Pour remaining olive oil to the soup pot and heat it up.
- Add onions, carrots, celery, bay leaf, and cook for about 8 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
- Stir in garlic, salt, pepper, and continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Mix in kale and cook until it starts to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Stir in beans, prepared sausage, and broth; bring to a boil.
- Lower heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 15 minutes to combine all the flavors.
- Remove from heat and take out the bay leaf.
- Divide soup among bowls and top with cheese to serve!
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