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Make Egg Casseroles With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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The best part about the day after Thanksgiving, besides the sleeping in and big sales, are the leftovers! Allow me to suggest an alternative to the turkey sandwich, or meat loafs. Here’s a quick and easy way to revamp your Thanksgiving leftovers and turn them into a delicious breakfast for you and your loved ones.

You can use a couple of different methods, depending on how many people you have to feed and what you have on hand. I use a cupcake tray here, but I’ve also used pie baking dishes and ramekins. It doesn’t matter what you bake this dish in, just make sure you spray the dish with a non-stick oil before you begin. If you run out of egg mix you can also crack a whole egg in each dish, as I did in some of mine below. You can serve these with a side of leftover cranberry or apple sauce and a slice of cornbread.

Leftovers Egg Casserole

Leftovers Egg Casserole

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to be grateful for all you have. I’m thankful for my family, friends and all the wonderful food I get to enjoy. Not having to worry about where my next meal will come from is honestly one of the biggest blessings in my life. I know many people out there are not as lucky. Because every day people living right here in our local communities go hungry. To learn more about the importance of food security, and how you can help, please visit any of the following websites:

Cooking Matters

No Kid Hungry

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! May plentiful blessings surround you, this day and always.

♥ ~M

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Chorizo con Papas {Potatoes with Chorizo}

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Another Mexican Twist on Thanksgiving!

Brrr… It’s two days before Thanksgiving and we’re already dealing with snow storms in Ohio. Luckily we don’t have to go far to celebrate the holiday with our loved ones, but to those who do, travel safe and good luck!

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Chorizo con papas

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Turkey in Nogada {Creamy Walnut Sauce} ~ A Mexican Thanksgiving

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Turkey in Nogada

The Nogada {creamy walnut sauce} takes about 10 minutes to make. It’s super fast and easy and you can serve it on any turkey no matter how you cook it. If you just want the Nogada recipe, with the toppings, scroll down to skip ahead. 

Turkey in Nogada {Creamy Walnut Sauce}

Traditionally, the Nogada sauce is served drizzled on top of a stuffed poblano pepper. This patriotic dish was invented in Puebla, Mexico around the time of the Mexican revolution and it was named: “Chiles en Nogada“. These chiles are traditionally served around September 16th, in honor of Mexican Independence Day. Allow me to describe the dish for you: Roasted poblano peppers are seeded and stuffed with chopped pork and beef cooked with spices and dried fruits. Once stuffed, the pepper is dipped in flour then egg white foam, and deep fried. The stuffed fried pepper is then served smothered in the Nogada {walnut sauce}, and topped with pomegranate seeds and parsley. The dish then ends up bearing the Mexican flag colors: green, white and red. So what does this patriotic Mexican dish have anything to do with Thanksgiving? Well, nothing, until now… Read the rest of this entry

{Dairy-Free or Not} Mexican Hot Chocolate – With Spice!

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Highlighting Spices: Cinnamon & Chipotle pepper

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Chocolate Caliente {Mexican Hot Chocolate, with a kick}

Last weekend I had the kitchen all to myself. Mr. Wonderful was out of town and I had the whole day to get the kitchen messy and no one to stare me down about it ;-). Don’t get me wrong, I was a little sad that he wasn’t there to share this delicious treat with me. That Saturday morning was cold and dreary and the only thing that made it better was this Mexican hot chocolate, which I adapted to my dietary needs and made Dairy-Free! I’m not a vegan or anything I just don’t drink regular milk anymore, and since this traditional drink calls for milk, I used almond instead. Feel free to use any milk that suits your fancy, it won’t matter as long as the milk is unsweetened. This weather makes me want to crawl up under a blanket and watch old movies all day while sipping on some chocolate con leche caliente… mmmmm Read the rest of this entry

Fresh Basil Makes Pesto!

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Ingredients for Pesto

Let’s get right to it… You have a ton of leftover or extra basil from your harvest this summer and need a way to use it all before the first frost. Well lucky for you pesto is easy to make, delicious and goes well with anything from pasta, to crackers and fish or even chicken. My mom shared this recipe with me after I complained to her about having “too much” fresh basil…like that’s a real problem. Anyway, that’s when she volunteered this fantastic quick and easy recipe for pesto!

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