Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  Turkeys and I are good friends. Well, friends in the sense that I love to eat them up. So maybe frenemies is the better term, but either way I love turkey. From Succulent Spiced Turkey Carnitas,   to Mini Brie Stuffed Turkey Burgers,     to Turkey Chili Pasta, and Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey […]

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey Meatballs is a rather fancy name for these easy to put together appetizers. What makes them so easy is Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup, a delicious new dipping sauce from my friend Erika Kerekes of In Erika’s Kitchen. Not Ketchup sauces are made with ripe fruit instead of high fructose corn syrup […]


Thanksgiving is not about sitting around eating too much food with family that you may or may not even like. Thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you have, even if it a mere pittance compared to others. Being grateful you woke up that morning. Grateful you are employed, or if you are not, that […]

Fresh Herb Compound Butter

This post was originally published last year before Thanksgiving.  This is still a great way to make your holiday bird, and it remains my favorite way to prepare turkey.  Happy Thanksgiving! How many of you have stuffed and roasted a big, beautiful turkey only to have it come out dry and tasteless?  You know…when you […]

Succulent Spiced Turkey Carnitas Recipe

As you probably know, I love pork in all it’s forms. Bacon, ribs, sausage, loin roast, chops, and especially carnitas. Carnitas are made from pork shoulder, also known as pork butt, which is a meaty and fatty cut of pork. Carnitas are cooked in large quantities of lard, almost poached in the fat. This make […]