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Thanksgiving Gobbler Rolls

These Thanksgiving Gobbler Rolls are seriously the most DELICIOUS way to transform those Thanksgiving leftovers into something truly mouth-watering! A tender sweet roll dough packed with mashed potatoes, corn, roasted turkey and stuffing topped with “gravy” icing and cranberry relish garnish!

Question – what’s your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?  Is the eating it when it’s straight out of the oven with your loved ones all around?  Or is it that 2am fridge raid for those cold turkey sandwiches?  Or what about leftovers the next day – or as my Mom would call it “Thanksgiving #2”? For me it’s all of them but honestly I’d have to say my all time favorite is how I get to revamp those leftovers into something incredible. You’ve seen my Gobbler Wrap and Gobbler Pizza. However I have to be honest guys, this recipe today… it’s something special.  Like if I had to choose between this and my gobbler pizza, this will win out  And you all know how much I LOOOOOOOOVE pizza.  But this, dear God people it’s literally everything you would expect how a cinnamon roll would be BUT instead of sweet it’s full-on savory Thanksgiving-fied!


So did you survive Thanksgiving yesterday? Hopefully no family squabbles, dry birds or failed desserts.  Growing up Thanksgiving was a big deal in my house; hell any day where there was a huge feast was a big day. But for us Thanksgiving is where Mom would cook for days, pies upon pies, and people coming in and out of the house all day long. Our main meal was at 2pm, 3pm if Mom was making a backup meal.  Yes you read that right, back up meal.

Transform those Thanksgiving leftovers into something truly spectacular!

Crantastic Healthy Craisins® Dried Cranberries and Turkey Wrap

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Living a healthy lifestyle I incorporate Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries into my daily diet. They are that sweet treat without the guilt! I love them in my stuffing mixtures, in salads, cookies (fyi these in oatmeal cookies are PHENOMENAL!), cakes, added in pork dishes, sauces and…my mouth.  LOL To me, these are nature’s most perfect treat.

Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries, to me, make dishes taste so much better and honestly make my choice of living a healthy lifestyle delicious and easy.  Like take today’s recipe for example.  I’m a ‘mix-it-together’ kid; always have been. I was that kid that didn’t necessarily mix everything together on a single plate but rather couldn’t take just a bite of one thing on the fork.  If I had meatloaf I had to have mashed potatoes on the fork with it.  If I ate a bologna sandwich, I had to have chips on the sandwich; never on the side. So when I partnered up with Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries I knew immediately what I wanted to make. I needed to share with the world my favorite wrap; my Crantastic Healthy Craisins® Dried Cranberries and Turkey Wrap!


You see this wrap I have been making for years.  It’s one of my favorite go-to healthy recipes.  And honestly the only thing I change is if I want to use an actual wrap or if I want to use a veggie wrap (i.e., lettuce or even shaved veggies). But it’s always roasted turkey, jicama (so love that stuff), carrot match sticks, spinach, cheese (because everything gets cheese in my world), a wee bit of ranch and of course a huge handful of Craisins® Dried Cranberries.

Seriously this is one of the BEST wraps you’ll ever make!

Southwest Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

As I get older I find myself becoming less and less of a ‘beef’ eater and leaning more towards turkey/fish or veggies.  Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE me one fat juicy burger, a slab of ribs, bacon… well I’ll never divorce bacon but sadly beef doesn’t always agree with my stomach.  But if you’ve ever cooked with ground turkey, due to the low fat content, it can dry out rather fast. Now the best/healthiest ground turkey to buy is the one that is all ground white meat but again it can be dry so what I found is a healthy balance of 80% ground white turkey and 20% ground dark turkey meat.  The dark meat is where you truly get that rich full-bodied flavor and since it’s such a low fat content I don’t have to worry too much.  Plus you know me, everything in moderation.  So when I bought 5 pounds of my ground turkey mixture I knew I had to make me some mean burgers with it.  Since I had just made a batch of my awesome Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde I opted to go with a Southwestern flare.  So today you’re getting my Southwest Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe which seriously I ate every single day for a week and never once got tired of them because they are THAT amazing and you need to make these TODAY.  Yes that was a run on sentence.  Yes, it was intentional.  lol

South West Turkey Burger2

It’s funny how turkey or chicken burgers, which once were the hottest new thing in food, are now part of the norm like ‘regular’ burgers.  Growing up we had beef burgers, maybe deer (gag – sorry but I grew up in a family that hunted and I hate venison) and turkey was meant for holidays only. There was no thought of ever grinding turkey meat up as a burger but who ever thought of it.. GENIUS!
Know what else is genius? THIS BURGER! Seriously, it’s one of my top 5 favorite!

Roast Turkey with Red Pepper Jelly & Melty Asiago Hoagie

So this sandwich/hoagie/creation-of-awesomeness has truly been an obsession with me for about the 2 months.  Ever since I made that Spicy Red Pepper jelly I have been hooked on this stuff. However just like most things, except bacon, you get tired of eating the same thing the same way over and over.  For me I was chowing down on crackers with cream cheese and that jelly however I wanted something else; something more.

Now it was a Saturday therefore I was out and about doing my normal morning errands – spin class, Sam’s Club, Home Goods, grocery store and butcher shop.  By the time I got the butcher’s I was seriously ready to chew my arm off.  You know that feeling.  You’re working and you look at the clock and it’s only 10:20am.  Your tummy is just barely rumbling but you take a swig or two of your drink to calm it as it’s not quite lunch time. You get back to work, which seems like a good hour or so had passed, but when you look at the clock you see it’s only 10:40am. You grumble, your tummy makes a soft growl but you dismiss it and do your very best to concentrate on work and ignore the hunger.  You really get into your job and then you think “it HAS to be lunch time now” annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd you look at the clock only to see it’s only  10:49am.  OMG you’re gonna die right?  Like you’re at the point if someone put a whole pizza in front of you right now you’d inhale the whole thing in one bite you’re that hungry.  Yeah… I was THAT hungry.
Roasted Turkey Red Pepper Jelly Sandwich2

You are going to fall in love with this recipe!

Day 13 – Countdown to Christmas Protein Packed Turkey Arugula Gouda Panini

It’s that time again to feature SI03 and their Syntrax Protein Powders in another protein packed recipe. Working with these protein powders just seems…natural.  They fit perfectly into my baked goods with minimal tweaks.  What’s a challenge is when you have the ‘sweeter’/fruity powders and want to incorporate them into a savory, non-treat/sweet dish.  The Medical Unflavored protein powder is usually my go-to ‘flavor’ for those types of dishes.  Where the challenge lies is using say the Fuzzy Navel Syntrax flavor in a savory dish… until now *grin*


Yeah, look at that Panini packed with fresh roasted turkey, tons of peppery arugula, smokey melted gouda and that dressing.  That GLORIOUS Protein Packed dressing!  Forget the cucka mayo (that stuff is nasty anyway).  Skip the mustard and other spreads.  This Protein Packed spread is literally 2 ingredients and while it seems totally simplistic, the flavor is anything but!  I literally could not stop eating it!  The combination of the Fuzzy Navel Protein powder with fresh organic Apple Butter was pure heaven!  Yeah.. apple butter and peach protein powder… who would’ve thought?

Hands down the BEST Panini I have ever, EVER had!

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