Crockpot Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa – kielbasa and sauerkraut cooked all day in the slow cooker in beer and brown sugar! It’s sweet and sour and delicious! Perfect for Superbowl parties!

Crockpot Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa - kielbasa and sauerkraut cooked all day in the slow cooker in beer and brown sugar! It's sweet and sour and delicious! Perfect for Superbowl parties!

Originally published December 11, 2011 which is WILD because how have I been posting recipes online for this long?

Hi guys!

I’m bringing back a super old recipe today. Because, for some reason, it was the most popular recipe on my blog for New Years Eve and New Years Day even though the only photo it had was small and horizontal and pretty terrible.

But seeing everyone else make it made me want to make it again.

I mean, I’d named it my number 1 most favorite recipe in my 2011 wrap up post and then I never made it again.

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Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese – the perfect fall sandwich recipe! Turkey, brie, and fresh apple slices. Plus, a honey drizzle! 

Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese - the perfect fall sandwich recipe! Turkey, brie, and fresh apple slices. Plus, a honey drizzle!

Have I told you guys that I’m obsessed with sandwiches lately?

I’ve never in my life been a sandwich person. I don’t ever just make a sandwich for lunch or go to a sandwich shop.

But one day a few weeks ago, I was in a mood so I took the husky for a hike and spent the entire hike thinking about sandwiches.

Like, 3 hours of thinking about sandwiches.

When my phone had service, I was on Yelp looking up sandwich places in the area.

I got a sandwich on the way home and haven’t stopped ever since.

So to say that this Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese is my favorite thing I’ve made in a while is the understatement of the year.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels – ranch cream cheese, deli chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions are wrapped in a flour tortilla. Slice them up for a delicious kid-friendly lunch!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels - ranch cream cheese, deli chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions are wrapped in a flour tortilla. Slice them up for a delicious kid-friendly lunch!

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Hey guys!

Is everyone adjusted to school now?

We pretty much are but I feel like I’m forever looking for ways to really streamline to lunch making process.

So I’m trying to find things that I can either make ahead of time or that are just easy to grab and put in a lunchbox without much fuss. But I also want things that are going to keep my kids full throughout the day.

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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
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.

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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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