Liven Up the Holidays with Mojo Turkey Recipe

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Marinate your turkey in a collection of fresh juices, spices, and olive oil for a real treat with this mojo turkey recipe.

mojo marinated turkey Liven Up the Holidays with Mojo Turkey Recipe

Are you always trying to figure out some new and exciting way to serve turkey?  I know we are.  We have one person that loves loves loves traditional Turkey and Dressing and all the fixins, and everyone else is kind of like “yeah, we eat it once a year.”

You see, it’s not that we don’t like the traditional Turkey and Dressing and all that good stuff.  It’s just that…we want something more.  Something different and exciting.  Something that makes us enthusiastic about the big meal.  Enter this Mojo Turkey recipe with mojo sauce.  Mojo is a Latin American sauce that contains loads of spices, olive oil, and something acidic, like citrus juices.  It’s not usually spicy, just full of flavor.   When you serve this Mojo Turkey Recipe, your guests will be begging for more.

Over the next week, we’ll be sharing many unique twists on the normal Thanksgiving dishes.  Be sure to join us for the whole series.

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Modern Guacamole Recipe and Cocktail Pairings

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Guacamole is one of my absolute most favorite foods. “Guacamole is not a food” you say? Pffft…sure it is. Whatever you’re dipping in the guacamole is just a vehicle to get the guac in your mouth.

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We’re all familiar with the traditional guacamole recipe – avocados, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and a little lime. Modern guacamole recipes have all kinds of new things – artichoke hearts, goat cheese, even lobster! These new takes on an old favorite guacamole recipe will have you mixing up your guacamole game in no time.

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Tossed Asian Salad with Wasabi Vinaigrette Recipe

Tossed Asian Salad with wasabi Vinaigrette Recipe

This salad & vinaigrette recipe was shared by Holly Clegg.

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I think everyone know that I love salads.  I mean everyone.  I stop random people on the street and tell them "I LOVE SALAD."  Yeah, they may think I'm strange, but it's ok!  When I find a new and unusual recipe to try, I just have to make it. 

Wasabi Vinaigrette adds punch to this great crunchy combination of slaw and spinach topped with toasty almonds.  Combine salad mixture, make vinaigrette, refrigerate and toss together to serve. 

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Iced Coffee Recipe at Home with Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee Recipe

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin' Donuts. I received a Dunkin' Donuts Party Kit to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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I have a group of friends that all like to get together and do stuff. We take turns hosting, or occasionally, going somewhere like a park or a restaurant, depending on what we’re doing.  Recently, my turn to host came up.  I figured we’d do some crafting, because, well, that’s what I like to do.  I also had a few projects I needed to get done, and figured if we were having a crafting party, it would help me get my rear in gear for these few projects. 

Since I was hosting this gathering at my house, I was responsible for providing some snacks and refreshments, too.  Since most of us like frou frou coffee drinks, I figured this would be the perfect time to introduce the new seasonal flavors of Dunkin Donuts coffee with an iced coffee recipe.

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Mediterranean Recipe for Dejage

Mediterranean Dejage recipe

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I’m all about quick, easy, and tasty when it comes to meals.  I suppose I should throw healthy in there, but let’s be honest – it’s generally more about the first three.  Minute Rice helps with all of these components.  I’m a busy person, and I don’t have the time, or desire, to slave over a hot stove.  Especially when a lot of the time, I’m just cooking for me. 

Dejage is a dish that I used to go out to have.  There was a great Mediterranean restaurant locally, that, unfortunately, has closed.  I scoured the internet looking for a similar recipe.  Alas, there was nary a one to be had.  After having it on a regular basis, I knew I could make a reasonable facsimile at home.  As with most Mediterranean recipes, this is loaded with good for you ingredients like olive oil, lemon, and chock full of veggies.  This recipe is as healthy as it is delicious.  It's really easy to change up, too. 

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How To Make Coffee in a French Press

How to make coffee with a french press

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I love coffee.   But I’m really picky.  I can’t just open a can of any old grocery store coffee and make a pot.  Oh no.  It needs to be something really delightful and exotic.  And, really, it should go without saying that fresh roasted coffee is just about mandatory.   While I often prefer an elaborate frou frou coffee drink, if I’m going to have brewed coffee, I like mine from a French Press. 

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Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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I love chili.  I like it in the winter when it's cold and dreary outside.  It's a kind of stick to your ribs meal that leaves you full and satisfied.  Of course, I also like it in summer because I'm weird.  I make this Vegetarian Chili at least once a month.  I load it up with whatever vegetables are in season at the time.  In the summer, it's fantastic with zucchini.

Vegetarian Chili Ingredients

  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 8 oz. Mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, smashed
  • 3-4 TBSP oil
  • 2-3 Stalks Celery, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 Large Carrots, thinly sliced or diced
  • 2 Cups Broccoli, chopped (I used one large crown fresh)
  • 1 15 oz can Sweet Corn
  • 1 15 oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 15 oz can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz cans Beans (I used a can of vegetarian pork and beans, and a can of chili beans)
  • 1-2 TBSP Chili Powder (I use a mild one)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I use a seasoned salt blend)

Of course, if you like it spicy, you can adjust for your own flavorings.  We're mild food eaters here.

Vegetarian Chili Directions

Place your soup pot (at least 5 quarts) on medium-high heat and add the oil. 

Chop the onion and put it in the pan.  It should be sizzling, but not burning. 

Start chopping the mushrooms, and add to the pan as you chop them, along with the garlic. Stir a couple of times as you are chopping each vegetable to add in.

Chop/slice celery and carrots next, add to the pan. 

Chop the broccoli (or add a bag of frozen chopped broccoli). 

Stir every 2-3 minutes, and cook about 10 minutes.

Open your cans and dump them into the pan. 

Add a couple of cans water. I usually use the tomato sauce can, and rinse the extra sauce out of it. 

Stir.  Taste for seasoning. Add salt, but with a light hand. You will be cooking the broth down, and you don’t want it too salty.

Add the other spices; bring to a boil.  Turn down heat to medium, where it should simmer.  Simmer uncovered for a total of about 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.  After a half hour, taste for seasoning.  Add more of whatever it needs – salt, chili powder, cumin.  Continue cooking for another 15 minutes.  It should be slightly thicker, and will thicken more upon standing.

Serve with optional garnishes – shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, jalapenos.

It tastes better the second day – it makes leftovers!

Total time: 90 minutes

Cook time: 90 minutes

 

 

Curry Cauliflower Recipe #MWLDinnerParty

Curry Cauliflower Recipe

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Recently, How Was Your Day? was invited to participate in an event celebrating the release of Made with Love: The Meals on Wheels Family Cookbook.  Made with Love is a collection of recipes from celebrities including Martha Stewart, Mario Batali, and First Lady Barbara Bush, as well as people associated with Meals on Wheels. 

 We were asked to create a dish from the Made with Love cookbook.  I love curry, and I love cauliflower.  When I saw this recipe for Curry Cauliflower, I just knew what it was that we were going to bring!

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