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Turkey and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

So it’s the day after Thanksgiving. We hope you had a great holiday. We also hope you have a fridge full of leftovers! Celebrate the beauty of said leftovers with this post-Thanksgiving gem from Chef Tracie Orsi of Rajin’ Cajun, in Belmar. (And, yes, that’s a second turkey left over. Don’t worry, you won’t need that […]

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Happy Leftovers Day

As much as we love celebrating Thanksgiving in our house, Leftovers Day is just as delicious and, comes with a lot less work. Yey!! This Thanksgiving in the wake of Sandy we combined two families, two turkeys and two traditions into one and it was probably our best Thanksgiving ever. As you can see in […]

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Chipotle Chicken Enchiladas: Providing Mealtime Flexibility

While our kids are still at home, they are young adults with post-college careers/lives and are often not around the table at dinner these days. We do our best to share a nice Sunday dinner whenever we can, but on other nights there may only be 2 or 3 or us dining instead of the […]

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Got Leftovers? Turkey Spinach Pie

Yesterday, I was feeling inspired and had one of my recipe invention urges. Leftover Turkey was the inspiration, but I didn’t want to pull out the tired old Turkey Soup, Turkey Pot Pie, Turkey Tetrazini standbys. I wanted something different. A quick scan of the fridge gave me my second dose of inspiration, Feta Cheese. […]

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Spicy Ham and Lentil Soup

With the unbelievable amount of snow dumped on New Jersey these past few days, many of us, including my family, have been living off what was in the cupboard. We were actually very fortunate to have this storm come on the heels of Christmas. This meant for our house a happy fridge full of leftovers […]

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Stuffed Artichokes with Smoked Salmon

After my Blogger party last week, I had a ton of smoked salmon still in the fridge, so I went in search of a recipe that incorporates some nice spring veggies and my lovely smoked salmon.  This is the first of two I will be posting.  Tonight I will be concocting a pasta dish with […]

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

This is a pretty easy chicken pot pie recipe.  I refuse to resort to cream of chicken or mushroom soup in my dishes, so you will need to make the white sauce, but trust me you can do it. Every weekend I have been trying to put together a meal for my boyfriend’s elderly uncle […]

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Simple Summer Recipe with Leftovers

I just read today that 1 in 9 Americans are using Federal Food Stamps to buy groceries.  It’s no secret that times are tough for everyone right now. We’re all looking for ways to save money and sometimes the only place we have any control is on the grocery bill. If you are a frequent […]

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Crockpot Pork Tenderloin with Sage, Rosemary and Cannellini Beans

While I was getting my economy induced gray hairs artfully erased from my delicate dome last week, I came across this recipe in Family Circle Magazine. (When you start going gray you must start reading Family Circle. It’s written somewhere, I’m sure of it.) This recipe takes a little prep time. It’s not one of […]

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Sunday Leftovers = Pot Roast Enchiladas

On Saturday night, I made my very first Pot Roast. I know, I know. How could I have never made a Pot Roast before? Well, to be honest, when you’re searching for “Food with Attitude” Pot Roast just doesn’t jump to the top of the list. And, to be really honest, it probably won’t be […]

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