I was sent free coupons for this recipe. Thanks Jennie-O!
This easy recipe features savory ground turkey served on a bed of tomatillos, onions and peppers. My husband and I are doing the Whole 30 diet right now and this is something we can have and it’s so tasty. This is a healthy recipe without having to sacrifice flavor. When we moved to Denver, I didn’t know how popular green chili is and I can say it seems like the state food!
Since my husband and I are eating healthy, Jennie-O ground turkey is one of your go to meats. It’s such a lean meat that our whole family enjoys. Jennie-O sent me some coupons so I could try out this green chili recipe and it did not disappoint. You have to try it out!
This recipe is from Jennie-O.com.
First get a large pot and brown your turkey.
Next grill your peppers.
Then put them in a covered container. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Place tomatillos and peppers in food processor and process until smooth. Stir in salt.
In large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion and garlic and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add cumin and coriander. Stir in tomatillo mixture and broth. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro leaves.
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My family is filled with meat lovers so they love a good ham. They can’t get enough of Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Hams at Walmart. My dad makes a mean brown sugar ham but I thought I would bring y’all a new and different recipe. The first time I made this recipe, some of my friends didn’t know what to think since it was a peanut butter ham. But once they tasted it, they were easily converted. Peanuts are used in a lot of Asian dishes. So along with that and soy sauce, it has an Asian-inspired taste that you won’t easily forget.
When we were first married, over 10 years ago, my mom gave me my first Paula Deen cookbook and that is where I got this recipe. As a newly married lady, I barely knew how to cook. I relied heavily on recipe books. This was before Pinterest and before I even knew about food blogs! I love looking at Pinterest and food blogs. At the same time, there’s something special about reading a cookbook given to you by someone special.
First, head over to Walmart and pick up a Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Ham. I found mine in the meat department. This size ham is plenty enough for my big family and is even enough for my husband to bring the next day to work as leftovers.
Put the peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic and chicken broth in a food processer and blend well.
Cook on low for about 4 hours. The ham is fully cooked when you buy it. So you are basically just heating it up and marinating it in the sauce.
This would be a fun new recipe to serve at Christmas if you’re going to cook a Hormel Cure 81 Bone-In Ham. Actually it’s perfect for any gathering! We have weekly parties at our house. When I need to feed a lot of people, this is an easy go to recipe.
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We like to have friends over at least once a week and this week my husband gave me under 12 hours to prepare for a bunch of friends coming over. I decided to go with some tried and true picnic dishes I can make with my eyes closed. All 3 of these dishes are family favorites so I knew they wouldn’t disappoint. These are dishes I make for the big game or when we go on a picnic.
How can you go wrong with hot wings, bacon wrapped jalapeno mushrooms and warm potato salad??!
Since I was given such short notice for this get together, I ran over to WalMart to get everything I needed. I found the La Morena products is in the hispanic aisle in Walmart. I quickly grabbed some La Morena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce for the hot wings, and some Whole Jalapeños for the potato salad and bacon wrapped mushrooms. The La Morena products added some yummy Latino spices to all these dishes and since we are from the south, we really love some spice in our foods.
1 block cream cheese
1 bunch green onions
sliced jalapenos ( I bought the jar of whole jalapenos then sliced them).
1 package bacon
cajun seasoning (optional)
First you need to wash the mushrooms. Don’t over water them because they will soak up water. Just wash them enough to get the dirt off.
Next pop the stems out and place the mushrooms on a baking sheet.
Next get your cream cheese, and chopped green onions in a bowl and seasoning (I just sprinkle a little in) and mix together.
Stuff the mushrooms with the cream cheese mixture.
Then top with a slice of jalapeno pepper.
Wrap each mushroom with bacon and put a toothpick in. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until the bacon is cooked.
This is one of my family’s favorite dishes. Most people serve this cold but we like it hot. I was actually going to make deviled eggs but as you can see the eggs didn’t peel very well and I had some potatoes on hand so I turn this into potato salad!
1 T La Morena jalapenos ( I bought the La Morena whole jalapeno’s and put them in a food processor)
3 hard-boiled eggs
2 T mayo
1 T mustard
salt and pepper
Hard boil your eggs and crush up with a fork. While this is happening, boil your potatoes.
In the bowl with the eggs, add the mustard, jalapenos (put them in a food processor for a few seconds) mustard, and salt and pepper.
Once that is mixed, and the potatoes are done cooking, put the potatoes in a big bowl and mash-up a little. Then add your egg mixture, mix and serve. You can adjust the heat but adding more La Morena jalapenos.
These hot wings are SO easy to make and everyone at our party thought they were the perfect amount of heat…not to hot but too to.
package of wings
2 bottles of hot sauce
oil to fry the wings in
1 stick of butter
1 can of La Morena Chiptole peppers in adobe sauce.
First fry your wings. I had to fry mine in batches. You want to try to cover the wings in oil because they will fry faster. I was down on oil so mine had to cook on each side. I cooked mine in a cast iron skillet on the stove top.
While those are frying, make your sauce. Melt 1 stick butter into 2 bottles of hot sauce.
Next put your can of La Morena Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce in a food processor for a few seconds. You don’t want it too clumpy.
Add 2 T. of this sauce to your hot sauce and mix. Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Once the wings are done frying, put them in a baking dish and pour hot sauce on top. Bake until heated, 10-15 minutes. You should fry your chicken long enough to where they are cooked through so they don’t have to cook in the oven. I use a meat thermometer to make sure they are cooked enough.
We just love sharing meals with friends and are so thankful to have great people in our lives. It takes a village to raise so many kids and thankfully we have a lot of people helping us.
*This recipe is for the Golden Girl Granola challenge, all opinions are my own.
Mac & Cheese is not only a staple in the South, but it’s a food group and on the right occasions can be considered a vegetable. I always hear people raving over Lobster Mac & Cheese but I have never had a recipe I truly liked. So I put a spin on that with Simply Southern Shrimp Mac & Cheese with a top secret special ingredient.
I love sprinkling bread crumbs on top of this dish but why not try some granola! All my friends say this dish is delicious and the granola is a great addition. I used Golden Girl Granola and it added such a unique flavor to mac & cheese. This dish is so hearty it could be your main course, not just a side dish.
While that is cooking you can start your roux. This is easy to make but if you burn it you will have to start over so DO NOT stop stirring. A roux is a sauce used in the base of lots of recipes like gumbo, soups, or etoufees. Turn on medium high heat and melt the butter and stir for 3-5 minutes.
Sometimes I recruit help when I need a good roux stirrer. Once the roux is darker, add the milk and stir until thick.
Then add the cheese and stir until smooth. While you are stirring, cook the shrimp.
Pour out the Golden Girl Granola and sprinkle in some italian seasoning. I chose the sweet honey Golden Girl granola for my recipe because I thought it would be the most versatile for a savory dish.
Then add the cooked shrimp and pasta to the cheese sauce.
Mix it up then add to a baking dish. Top with a layer of Cajun seasoning, then add granola and parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 until cheese on top melts. This is a crowd favorite and sure to fill up those hungry tummies.
*I was sent some Wild Oats organic products free of charge but all opinions are my own.
I love a good Shepherd’s pie but since I live in Colorado, which is arguably one of the healthiest states in the US, I decided to class this recipe up a notch with some Wild Oats organic products. Wild Oats organic products are a line of affordable organic products that you can purchase at Walmart.
Wild Oats challenged me to come up with a yummy summer recipe and I think you are going to like it!
While your turkey is browning, make sure and season it with your favorite seasonings. I used some Wild Oats oregano along with some of my Cajun seasonings.
Once the turkey is brown, throw in cut-up onions. Cook until translucent.
Add Wild Oats Sweet Peas, 1 cup of Wild Oats Pasta Sauce.
While I was at Walmart today I snapped a picture of the sauce I used since I forgot to take a picture of it while I was cooking. Can you believe the price on this for ORGANIC pasta sauce? I will buy this all day long for this price. It’s with the regular pasta sauce if you’re out looking for it.
Once the potatoes are done, put them in a mixer and add 2-4 T of butter. Season with salt and pepper and add enough milk until a good consistency.
Pour the meat mixture into a dish and top with mashed potatoes. Cook at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until hot.
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I also made a pea salad using the Wild Oats Organic Sweet Peas but it’s a secret family recipe I will have to keep close to the vest for now. If you’re wanting to go organic, check out the Wild Oats products at Walmart. Not only are they delicious but they are also affordable.