Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Turkey Cranberry Wreath

This is my favorite way to use up leftover turkey. Its fairly simple and packs alot of flavor. The cranberries add a unexpected tartness.

2 Cresent Roll tubes
2 Cups turkey, shredded or chopped
1/2 Cup Cranberries, chopped
1/4 Cup chopped Celery
1/2 Cup Mayo
2 Tablespoons Mustard
1 Cup Shredded cheese
2 Tablespoons Parsley
On a baking sheet lay out cresent rolls so that the tips are pointing out. Combine all the other ingredients together and spoon out onto the center of the cresent roll braid. Now over lap the tips of the cresent rolls over the filling so it makes a braid look. Brush with a egg white and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cinnamon Pretzels

My cousin Abby posted this recipe on facebook and I thought why not try it? It was shockingly good. A very different combination but very good. I tweeked the recipe a bit so its not exactly like the one she had linked to. I plan to use it for christmas gifts for our neighbors this year instead of making a ton of cookies.

1 16oz bag of pretzels
2/3 Cup Oil (I use canola oil but you can use any kind of veggie oil)
1/2 cup Sugar
2 T. Cinnamon
In a large bowl combine oil, sugar and cinnamon. Stir until combined. Pour whole bag of pretzels in the bowl. Stir until all the pretzels are covered. Place in a flat cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 15 minutes. Stir pretzels and bake another 15 minutes. Let cool and store in air tight containers.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sweet potato fries & Fish

Sweet Potatoes are so much healthier then regular potatoes and they actually make really good fries. The other night I also used them to make baked potatoes and they were yummy!!

Sweet potato Fries
2 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled
2 T. Olive oil
1 teaspoon Seasoning salt
few dashes salt
few dashes pepper

Cut the sweet potatoes into strips fry size. Put in a bowl, pour olive on, put lid on and shake to coat. Put the rest of the seasonings in and shake again. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Turning every 5-8 minutes.

2 Fish fillets- we used cod cause it was on sale but I usually use tilapia, I think it taste better
1/4 cup orange juice
1 T. Lemon juice
few dashes lemon pepper seasoning
1 garlic clove crushed or 1 teas. garlic powder
In a ziploc bag place fish fillets inside and add all the remaining ingredients. Shake bag to cover all fish pieces well. Place in fridge to marinate at least 30 minutes. We usually cook them on the grill. If you do them on the grill place some aluminum foil down first. Cook them about 15 minutes. Flipping them twice. If you do them in the oven pour fish and marinade in a baking dish and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.