Cranberry Turkey Salad - perfect way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

Okay, guys.

It’s this week. Days away. Nobody panic but, like, have you gone to the store yet?

Tip: go in the middle of the night if you have to go this week. It’s the only way you’ll survive it.

Have you made your minute by minute timeline of the day?!

JK Do people that don’t live on Pinterest actually do that?

Anyway, I’ve got a no stress turkey option today that you guys are going to love!

I’ve never made a turkey on my own. Ever. I wouldn’t know where to start.

Lucky for me, Jennie-O makes it idiot proof with their Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey. You literally just remove the outer packaging, slice some slits in the top of the oven bag, and roast it for 4 hours. (How to cook it video here!)

That’s it. No basting. No fuss.

Aaaaand it has a gravy packet that you just pour into a pot and simmer until hot and thick.

They turkey turned out perfectly juicy and the cajun spices were a nice change from the usual turkey. (Pssst, they have a regular turkey, too!) My kids came home from school the day I cooked it and said, “Why does it smell so good in here?!”

The Jennie-O website is where you should head if you need any Thanksgiving help. They’ve got several menus, a thawing calculator (you better do that one today!), and tons of recipes for side dishes!

Cranberry Turkey Salad - perfect way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey!

If you happen to have leftover turkey, lemme suggest you make this uhhhh-mazing Cranberry Turkey Salad. There’s this grocery store in my hometown that makes the best chicken salad with grapes and pecans and, like, sometimes I dream about that chicken salad. So I kind of wanted to do that but switched the chicken for turkey and the grapes for dried cranberries.

It’s so good and even better on a croissant.

True story: was so excited to have an excuse to buy croissants and my evil husky ate the 3 remaining croissants while I was at the gym!

Cranberry Turkey Salad

about 4 servings


3 cups cooked Jennie-O Oven Ready Cajun Style Turkey, diced
1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
1/3 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper
4 croissants, for serving (if desired)
leafy greens, for serving (if desired)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, stirring with a rubber spatula. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Serve on croissants with leafy greens if desired.

This post sponsored by Jennie-O! 


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

Honey Chipotle Chicken Strips - delicious sweet and spicy sauce on crispy chicken tenders!

This is my favorite time of year.

Y’all already know that though. Football season is what I live for. I love nothing more than staying on the couch all Saturday watching football, only getting up to make some yummy snacks for everyone.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc., Circle Foods LLC, and Pinnacle Foods Group LLC. All opinions and text are entirely my own.

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Anyone else struggling with summer dinners?

I’m in no mood to cook.

It’s summer! Who wants to be in the kitchen.

But at the same time, I also want to eat healthy and make sure my kids are eating healthy. So I’m forever on the hunt for easy and delicious ideas that will keep me from reaching for the frozen mozzarella sticks. Click for the full recipe


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This Spicy Chicken Salad featuring Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt is going to become your go-to lunch! Easy, healthy, and so delicious!

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

What do you usually do for lunch?

I got in this nasty habit of buying salads for lunch a few weeks ago. I used it as an excuse to get out of the house (which is also my work) but it got real expensive, real quick. So I’ve been looking for options that aren’t bags of nacho cheese tortilla chips or boxed macaroni and cheese.

You know, healthier options.

Anyway, I’ve broken the salad habit and the mac and cheese habit and I’m officially hooked on this Spicy Chicken Salad.

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

I’m super duper excited (like, seriously) to share the brand new Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt.

You guys, this mayo has half the fat of regular mayo and is the only mayo out there to offer protein as a nutrient. This is a big deal.

You won’t miss the fat though – it’s got a creamy, tangy flavor that really enhances the flavor of food.

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

This Spicy Chicken Salad recipe was developed specifically for Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt by James Beard winning Chef Alon Shaya of Shaya restaurant in New Orleans.

I’m a chicken salad person – are you? I am forever making this recipe that calls for sweet things like grapes and pecans so I was excited to try a spicy chicken salad! It’s got chicken, red onion, celery, mint, cilantro! Plus, the Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt and sriracha for the heat.

I found these cute slider buns to serve mine on but you could totally serve it on regular sandwich bread or even wrapped up in lettuce!

Check out other recipes featuring Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt here.

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

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Chicken Marsala Quinoa Bowls are light, healthy, and so scrumptious! Perfect for a weeknight meal the whole family will love!

Chicken Marsala Quinoa Bowls - chicken, mushrooms, and spinach in a delicious marsala sauce. This is light, healthy, and so delicious!

Happy Monday!

My kids are off school today and I am SO EXCITED. I still got up stupid early but whatever, I don’t have to take anyone to school! Yaaaaaaay!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I’m pretty stoked that the Broncos will be at the Superbowl this year! Actually, really, really stoked. I only wish I was back in Colorado to witness my fave grocery store put Broncos stickers all over everything in the store.

I’m obsessed with these Chicken Marsala Quinoa Bowls. They are the perfect light lunch or dinner! Lots of veggies, some chicken thighs (you could use breasts but thighs are so good!), and a delicious marsala sauce! All over fluffy quinoa!

It’s also really quick to put together and in the time it takes the quinoa to cook, you can be almost done with the chicken and veggies!

I made a batch of this and had it for lunch for several days in a row and it was just as fantastic the last day as it was the first!

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