Packed Lunch: Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado Wrap

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How ’bout this as a new series? Better yet, how ’bout this for lunch? I figure most of us are not only packing lunch on weekdays, but trying to keep our eats a bit interesting, too. So here’s my contribution to society: filling, super-tasty mid-day meal ideas that are healthy and 400 calories or less….

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Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce

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I’m going to cut right to it. These are fantastic. And it’s not every day that I’d say such a thing about a turkey burger. Because most often, when I choose to use turkey, I’m substituting it for beef. Either ground turkey has gone on sale at the market or Pinterest has persuaded me—whichever happens…

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Thai Basil Turkey Meatballs


Until last Friday, I had all but banished ground turkey from my life. Somewhere in the last two months, I realized it just wasn’t cutting the mustard- flavor-wise, texture-wise, you name it, turkey lacked it. So I did what any self-respecting eater would do: Wrote it a Dear John, sent it packing, and tried desperately…

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Chicken in Creamy Mustard Marsala Sauce

Ahhh to be home. It smells like only home can. Sweet and buttery, like Eau de Paula Deen, I imagine. It feels familiar, comfortable, and nostalgic. The floorboards sigh and squeal at just the same coordinates they did as I used to tip-toe in at 1am. My adolescent face is gracing just about every wallspace….

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Turkey Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust

Just short of making a scrapbook, I’m not entirely sure there’s a way to appropriately celebrate the feast that was Thanksgiving. Sure there was roasted turkey…there was cornbread dressing, brown sugar mashed butternut squash, roasted brussels sprouts, green bean casserole with a mustard mascarpone cream sauce, cranberry orange chutney… And though I may have politely…

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Thanksgiving Brined Turkey

Let’s pretend, if you will, that you invited me over for Thanksgiving supper. This would mean that you have an extra place setting  at your dinner table. It would also mean that you condone a guest guzzling gravy directly from its porcelain boat, cranberry sauce fingerprints on your collectibles, and that you’re willing to risk…

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Slow Cooked Turkey Meatballs

I have often wondered whether the slow cooker is the answer to nearly every food-related question I have in life. How can I walk in the door from work and have dinner waiting patiently to be plated? How on Earth can I transform an inexpensive cut meat into something fall-apart-tender and juicy? How can I…

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