Chicken Thighs with Creamy Rosemary Mushrooms – crispy chicken thighs topped with mushrooms in a creamy sauce! Low carb, delicious, and ready in about 30 minutes!

Chicken Thighs with Creamy Rosemary Mushrooms - crispy chicken thighs topped with mushrooms in a creamy sauce! Low carb, delicious, and ready in about 30 minutes!

Hiiii guys, happy fresh start to the week!

How was your weekend? I have a lot of stress in my life right now but I started a new book and had a killer arepa filled with shredded beef, plantains, black beans and a mountain of cheese and oh my god, I wish I hadn’t agreed to share with my kids.

I’d also promised a movie to any kid that could behave at school this week thinking no one would behave all week but I found myself watching The Emoji Movie on Friday afternoon.

Look. I know everyone says it’s terrible but no one ever told me it’s a love story! I thought it was super cute.

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Stuffed Hatch Peppers - delicious spicy hatch chiles stuffed with ground turkey, black beans, corn, salsa, and topped with monterey jack cheese. Easy and healthy dinner!

Heeeey guys!

I don’t know that I’ve ever mentioned this but hatch pepper season is my favorite time of year since moving to Texas. We used to get them in Colorado but it’s nowhere near like it is in Texas.

Like, you walk into HEB and they’ve got barrels of mild hatch peppers here and the spicy ones are over there and if you want your hatch peppers already roasted, you’re in luck.

Because they’ve got roasted ones and roasted diced ones and, by the way, they’re sampling hatch pepper guacamole over there and hatch pepper cornbread in the bakery and, oh, hatch pepper empanadas right here.

There are even hatch pepper fake Oreos and I have 11 boxes of them in my freezer right now to last until next year and you can take your judgement somewhere else.

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 This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Chicken Fajitas - easy and delicious weeknight meal!
I’ve officially reached the point of summer where I have no concept of time. I hang out with the kids all day at the lake or in the woods or whatever and then come home and watch them spray each other with the hose on the trampoline all evening.
And then it’s 8 pm and dinner was supposed to be hours ago and everyone’s hangry and we need food immediately and I just honestly don’t feel like fussing with much.
So I’ve got a list of quick and easy recipes that don’t require me to keep a ton of stuff on hand and that no one will complain about.
These Chicken Fajitas are at the top of that list..

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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

Ingredients

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)

Instructions

  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.
http://fakeginger.com/cranberry-turkey-salad/

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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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