Tantalizing Leftover Turkey Recipes



Well, turkey day has come and gone – and we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, celebrating the good things of life with loved ones and friends (and perhaps helping serve those who are less fortunate and did not have family or friends with which to gather).

And now, unless you ate out for dinner on the big day, there are leftovers!  For many families, the leftovers are almost as enjoyable as the original meal.

However, for those who would prefer to do something a little different with the leftover turkey, we offer some tantalizing recipes for you. (Click on the recipe title or picture to see full recipe)

Turkey Alfredo Pizza – pizza topped with chopped turkey, spinach or greens, alfredo sauce, and fontina cheese.  Yum! Use a pre-baked crust and this is ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Turkey Pilaf – Chopped turkey is baked with rice; stir in cheese and thin sliced green peppers in the end for a hearty dish.

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BBQ Turkey Sandwich – Cook up your own BBQ sauce with this delicious recipe, toss in the turkey, and serve with lettuce leaves on potato rolls.

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Leftover Turkey Soup – Fewer than 10 ingredients; chopped turkey cooked in chicken broth with carrot, celery, pasta, and Italian dressing mix for a flavor twist.  Ready in about 30 minutes.

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Southwestern Turkey Chili – full of southwest flavor with corn, green chilies, black beans, red bell pepper, and turkey cooked in thickened chicken broth.  Delish!

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Turkey Noodle Bake – egg noodles, broccoli, and chopped turkey baked in a creamy cheese sauce.

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Turkey Enchiladas – Turkey, green chilies, sour cream sauce, (and black beans, if you like) rolled in tortillas and baked; all ready in about an hour.

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How do you enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers?  Do you have other recipes you enjoy making with them?  Any family traditions around your holiday leftovers?  We’d love to hear about your ideas in the comments below.

And remember you can always save your favorite recipes in your own online cookbook account here at Dish Dish, ready for you to scale, edit, share, make shopping lists, and more!


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Easiest Kabobs on the Grill with Cave Tools Kabob Set (Product Review)

We enjoy having kabobs (or kebabs) at our house.  The simplicity of well-seasoned vegetables and meat, or only vegetables if you prefer, grilled gently until just cooked through and ready to serve over a bed of wild rice.  Yum!

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But I have to admit the one thing I didn’t like about grilling kebabs was the difficulty of turning the skewers, trying to keep the ingredients from sticking to the grill and hoping other ingredients didn’t fall off or refuse to turn with everything else as I turned the skewers.  This often resulted in some ingredients being practically charred on the one side while other ingredients were barely cooked on that same side because they hadn’t all turned evenly.

Then along came the Cave Tools Kabob Set (thank you, Cave Tools, for sending us a set for this review).  The metal stand holds all of the skewers up off the grill grates, so they are easy to turn in quarter turns because of the slot holders on the stand, evenly cooking the ingredients all the way around without any sticking or tearing or losing ingredients to the bottomless pit below the grill grates.

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(Be sure to use potholders or tongs when turning the skewers, though, as the ends will be hot after being on the grill!)

The kabob set is so easy to use, ingredients sliding on and off smoothly (there’s a small ring on the skewer to easily push off the ingredients after cooking), and the whole set is dishwasher safe!  It came off the grill and out of the dishwasher looking as good as new (unlike my old kabob skewers that tend to look charred and don’t handle the dishwasher well).

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The set includes some wonderful features such as:

1. Small holes in the skewer tops so you could hang them up, if desired.

2. Slotted spots at the end of the skewer and in the stand that allow the skewers to be turned at quarter-intervals for even cooking.

3. The stand sets just high enough off the grill to keep food from sticking, but close enough to allow easy cooking.

4. Made of stainless steel – did I say that it was dishwasher safe?  I love not having to wash dishes by hand!

5. Access to downloadable Free Barbecue Recipe Book.

Cave Tools is offering our readers 15% off purchase of their Kabob Set with coupon code LHWJZQMZ on Amazon.

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We used the kabob set to make this simple Chicken and Veggie Kabob Recipe:

1-1/2 pounds of chicken cut into pieces
1 bell pepper, cut into large sections
1 zucchini, sliced thickly
6-8 large mushrooms, halved or quartered
Balsamic vinegar
Olive oil or coconut oil
salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning
Cooked rice, if desired, for serving with

1. Mix together balsamic vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and seasonings in a small bowl.

2. Place cut up chicken pieces into a dish or resealable plastic bag and pour just enough of the vinegar / oil mixture to coat.  Shake until chicken is covered and place in fridge for an hour (or more).

3. Place cut up vegetables into a dish or resealable plastic bag with enough of the vinegar / oil mixture to coat evenly.  Place bag in fridge for an hour (or more).

4. Heat grill to medium-high heat and thread chicken and vegetables onto skewers, placing the skewers on the stand as each is finished.

5. Set kabob set stand with kabob skewers and ingredients onto heated grill and close lid; allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, then turn skewers and continue cooking and rotating until cooked through, approximately 12-15 minutes (depending on heat of grill and thickness of ingredients).

6. Serve skewers on plates over rice, or push all ingredients off skewers onto large platter or bowl for serving.  Sprinkle a dash of soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, or balsamic vinegar over all for extra flavor, if desired.

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chicken kebab ingredients on white serving platter

Do you enjoy making kabobs on the grill?  What are your favorite ingredients?  We love to hear how your family enjoys grilling; please leave us a comment below with your thoughts and suggestions.

Remember to add your favorite grilling recipes to your own online cookbook here at Dish Dish, easy for planning meals, keeping track of your shopping list, and sharing with friends.

Give Your Home an Extravagant Upgrade with a Cowhide Patchwork Rug


Guest post written by Rachel Kenny of poshrug.com
Rachel is a freelancer who writes on Home Improvement designs

One of the key finishing touches in any room is a rug. There are many different types and styles to choose from; however, a style that has become quite trendy are cowhide patchwork rugs.

When people think of cowhide, they automatically think of the traditional hide that has been butterflied and laid on the floor in front of a fireplace, but this isn’t the case at all. In fact, modern cowhide rugs have a lot to offer. Particularly patchwork style rugs, which involves a meticulous process of cutting patches of different tones of cowhide and stitching them together into a pattern.

If you haven’t seriously thought about investing in a cowhide patchwork rug before, you may be unaware of the many advantages this rug brings with it. For starters it is incredibly hard wearing, unlike many cheaper rugs you see around today. This means it can become a prized item that lasts for many years.

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It can also fit in with many different color schemes and decor choices. Even if you buy one to suit your existing decor, you can change that decor at a later date and the rug will still look good.

There are many color variations. If you thought these rugs only came in one or two colors, think again. You can find beautiful rugs in many colors. These color options also look good with a natural color palette just as much as a brighter one. Whatever you choose to do, you can get the perfect result every time with the addition of a striking and stunning cowhide rug.

Patchwork cowhide rugs are versatile in many situations. Perhaps one of the finest features of a cowhide rug is its versatility. It is equally at home in a restaurant as it is in someone’s living area. Its ruggedness stands up well in a high traffic area, even when this is in the middle of a restaurant or reception area. We’ve already mentioned they’re good when it comes to pets, so if you have a busy household you can be sure of getting good value for money from this type of rug. In fact it could help protect the floor underneath, too.

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Whatever you choose to do with yours, you can be assured of a long life and a superb finish to any room or space with a cowhide patchwork rug. You may never have considered getting one before, but as you will soon see, it makes a smart and practical solution every time. Search for the perfect cowhide patchwork rug to give you home an extravagant upgrade.

The 25 Best Thanksgiving Recipes You Need to Know



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Looking for the Best Thanksgiving Recipes?  Certainly this is a subjective topic.

I mean, when I was growing up, we enjoyed pretty much the same Thanksgiving recipes year in and year out.  We usually enjoyed a traditional fare with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing (never stuffing, for us), gravy, green bean casserole, maybe sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, a jell-o or whipped cream fruit salad, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls, to be followed by dessert which included pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream, pecan pie, and mince meat pie.

However, in the last several years we have seen the rise of all types of cooked turkey including deep-fried!  You can cook your turkey in the deep fryer, the smoker, the Green Egg, the crockpot (yes, even that!), or in the oven (with lots of flavor options — oh, and to brine or not to brine?).

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Lots of families don’t even eat turkey for Thanksgiving, instead preferring beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, spiral cut ham, or tamales for their main dish; perhaps your family even opts to lean towards a large brunch or egg breakfast recipes rather than lunch or dinner fare.

Perhaps your family has branched out from traditional fare for side dishes, too, and prefers creamed spinach, squash casserole, broccoli rice casserole, homemade cranberry relish (as opposed to the stuff out of the can), roasted sweet potatoes, spinach salad, or bread stuffing.  All of these are wonderful dishes and work well with most of the main dishes above.

For many of us, the best Thanksgiving recipes would have to include some apple pie, chocolate cream pie, perhaps key lime pie, or coconut cream pie.  And maybe your preferred bread is not a dinner roll, but some blueberry or pumpkin muffins!

(And if it’s starting to bring on the overwhelm, help yourself out with our free downloadable Thanksgiving Dinner Planner guide.)

In light of these massively varied options, we have collected our favorite 25 Best Thanksgiving Recipes for your delight.

1.  Juicy Roasted Turkey – Succulent turkey roasted with seasonings and a few veggies with chicken broth and some champagne (if you have it on hand).

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2. Maple Pecan Turkey Breast – If you only cook the turkey breast instead of the whole turkey, this sweet recipe calls for maple syrup and is topped off with chopped pecans.

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3. Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham – Glaze and heat a fully baked ham with a combination of maple syrup, brown sugar, apple juice, and seasonings.  Yum!

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4. Pork Tenderloin with Dried Fruit Glaze – Roast this in the oven or in your crockpot (if the oven is full) with orange marmalade, raisins, dried apricots and red wine adding a full round of flavor.

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5. Beef Tenderloin – You only need 5 ingredients for this tenderloin recipe; roast in the oven until mostly cooked, then sear in a skillet on all sides and let rest a few minutes before serving.

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6. Corn, Poblano and Cheese Tamales – These are well worth the amount of work required, and make a great vegetarian dish for your dinner, too.

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7. Pan Gravy – almost a holiday necessity if you’re serving meat, right? And it’s really such a simple side to make with this easy recipe.

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8. Classic Green Bean Casserole – Yes, this is like the one your grandmother made with cream of mushroom soup, topped off with french fried onion rings.

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9. Squash Casserole –  Yellow squash casserole baked in a creamy cheesy sauce and topped with Ritz (or your favorite) crumbled crackers.

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10. Spinach Pear Salad – baby spinach topped with diced pears and crumbled blue cheese, dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette and some chopped walnuts.

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11. Oven Roasted Carrots – a super easy side dish that also transports easily; only 3 ingredients!

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12. Cranberry Sauce – make your own with this 5 ingredient recipe full of fresh cranberries.  Make it a few days ahead and simply reheat before serving.

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13. Mashed Potatoes – only 4 ingredients, and a really simple recipe to make your potatoes turn out creamy and smooth.

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14. Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes – cooked with applesauce, maple syrup, and cinnamon for a delicious and easy side dish.

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15. No Knead Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls – these wheat rolls are light and fluffy and light on the work load, too.  No kneading or rolling or shaping; just spoon into muffin tins after rising.  Make them the day before and reheat just before serving.

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16. Spinach and Artichoke Potato Casserole – sort of like a fancy potatoes au gratin with cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts.

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17. Cornbread Dressing – moist cornbread dressing (make the cornbread a day or two before to make things easy on yourself).

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18. Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing – cooked turkey sausage with the traditional bread cubes, some chopped apple and dried cranberries!

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19. Berry Muffins – moist delicious muffins that can be made with your favorite frozen berry (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, …).

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20. White Dinner Rolls – kneaded, shaped, brushed with butter – perfect traditional dinner roll.

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21. Chocolate Cream Pie – make the chocolate variation of this vanilla cream pie for a remarkable dessert.

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22. Pumpkin Pie – moist pumpkin pie, perfect for topping with a dollop of homemade whipped cream.

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23. Coconut Meringue Pie – If the meringue part intimidates you, let the filling cool in the refrigerator, and then top the pie with a layer of whipped cream for an icebox pie.

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24. Apple Crumb Pie – only 3 ingredients needed for the filling, and only 4 ingredients in the topping; keeping it simple, but super tasty.

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25. Pecan Pie – sweet pecan pie, traditional southern fare (or mix it up with a Coconut Chocolate Pecan Pie).

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Remember to collect favorite Thanksgiving recipes from family members as you gather this holiday season.  Before the original cooks, chefs or bakers have passed away or no longer remember the recipe, be sure to get the recipes written down and documented for sharing with family members and especially with future generations as they come along.  Preserving those family heritage recipes and holiday traditions is so valuable!

What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?  Do you think we left out some important ones?  What will your family be dishing up this holiday?  Please leave us a comment to let us know.

And if you enjoyed the list, please consider sharing with your friends.

Make-Ahead Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burrito



If you enjoy breakfast recipes, but also enjoy not spending too much time on weekdays preparing a healthy breakfast for yourself or the kids, this make-ahead, freezer-friendly breakfast burrito recipe is going to be your new favorite!

These are so easy to make, a dozen at a time; wrap them up and put in the freezer until you’re ready to pull one or a few out for an easy breakfast ready in 90 seconds.

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First, scramble some eggs in a skillet along with some green chilies and shredded bacon (optional, of course).  Add some extra protein with black beans or sausage, if you prefer.

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Then gather up the tortillas, some shredded cheese (use whatever type of cheese is your favorite), and some waxed paper for wrapping.

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After spreading out the waxed paper pieces, set one tortilla on each waxed paper sheet, top with the eggs and some cheese.  Now they’re ready to fold up!

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Roll the tortilla up, burrito style, then lay it at the edge of the wax paper for rolling up. Fold one side of wax paper in towards burrito, then fold other side of wax paper in and towards center of burrito.

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Now gently roll the burrito up towards the opposite end of the wax paper until rolled up completely.

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Place wrapped burritos into a freezer bag (labeled with date and heating instructions) and place in freezer until ready to use.

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To reheat burritos, simply remove one from bag, place it in the microwave (still in wax paper) for about 75 seconds (heating time can vary by microwave); unwrap and enjoy with your favorite salsa!

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For the detailed printable recipe or to save the recipe to your own online cookbook, see Breakfast Burritos.

See more Breakfast Recipes, including breakfast casseroles, crockpot breakfast recipes, and more.


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