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I love when the grill is up and running. Try these yummy turkey burgers next time you’re grilling. You’ll be glad you did!Turkey Burgers


Turkey Burgers with Tropical Salsa

1 pound of ground turkey
2 scallions, minced
¼ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Tbsp minced celery
2 Tbsp salsa
¾ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp chili powder
½ peeled and cored fresh pineapple, chopped
2 kiwi, peeled and diced
1 scallion, sliced
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp grated lime zest
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp diced pickled jalapeno peppers
2 whole wheat hamburger buns
4 lettuce leaves

Combine ground turkey, scallions, bread crumbs, celery, salsa, cumin and chili powder in a large bowl. Mix well. Form into four patties.Turkey Burgers

Prepare your grill and cook the patties on the grill until done, 5-6 minutes per side.

Meanwhile make the salsa. Stir together the pineapple, kiwi, scallions, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice  in a medium bowl.Turkey Burgers

Place buns on each of four serving plates. Top each bun half with a lettuce leaf and a burger. Top evenly with salsa and enjoy!Turkey Burgers

Part of the sorting through clutter in our house is going through my recipes! A neighbor shared this recipe with me years ago and I finally decided to give it a try. I suppose you could eat it for breakfast but it is very sweet and we enjoyed it as a dessert, which was perfect. WARNING: This is not one of those extremely healthy recipes, but it is delicious!Big Apple Pancake

Big Apple Pancake

½ cup flour
2 eggs
½ cup milk
¼ cup butter
1 apple, peeled and sliced
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 400F. Mix together the flour, eggs and milk and set aside. Melt the butter in a oven-proof skillet (I used my cast iron pan) and cook apples over medium heat until soft. Add the sugar and cinnamon. Pour liquid over the top of the cooked apples and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn onto a plate immediately, apple side up.Big Apple Pancake

Makes 4 servings.Big Apple Pancake Would also be good with a little whipped cream or ice cream.

In anticipation of an eventual move we have been trying to make meals that use up items we have on hand. Each year we usually purchase some local, grass fed beef and as a result we have an abundance of delicious beef in our freezer. This seemed like an excellent way to use up one of the steaks! The spice mixture is different from what I usually marinate steak in but it was equally delicious!Spice Crusted Steak

Spice-Crusted Steak with Mushrooms

1 pound boneless sirloin steak
½ tsp salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp ground coriander
¼ tsp ground cumin
2 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 pound of mushrooms, sliced
2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
¼ cup dry white wine

Sprinkle the steak with ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, coriander, and cumin. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. for even better results cook the steak on your grill! Cook about four minutes on a side or until the internal temperature is 145 for medium.Spice Crusted Steak

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tsp of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and rosemary and cook until the mushrooms are browned, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and remaining ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper and continue cooking until the mushrooms are tender.Spice Crusted Steak Cut the steak into slices and serve with the mushrooms.Spice Crusted Steak

While the steak is cooking oven roast some asparagus, it is the perfect accompaniment.Spice Crusted SteakMondayMishMash-CMCS-featuredbutton

Did you ever see a recipe in a magazine and think… “that looks yummy, I think I will make it?” Most of the time when I do this I have good luck and the recipe comes out just as pictured. I received the latest issue of Taste of Home recently and saw a recipe for Cheese Crispies. We had company coming for dinner in a few days and I decided I would make this appetizer. Unfortunately it didn’t come out quite as expected!Cheese Crispies

Fortunately I improvised and the end result was delicious!

Crispy Cheese Crackers

1 cup butter, softened
2 ½ cups cheddar cheese (10oz)
2 cups flour
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp cayenne pepper
2 ½ cups Rice Krispies

In a large bowel, beat the butter and cheddar cheese until blended. In another bowl combine the flour, salt and cayenne pepper. Gradually add this mixture to the butter cheese mixture. Stir in the Rice Krispies.

Divide the dough in half and shape each into a 7 inch long roll. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap the logs and cut the dough into ¼ inch slices. Place one inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Removed the crackers from the pans and cook on a wire rack.

I mixed the dough but it was too dry and would not form into a log at all.Crispy Cheese Crackers So rather than try to chill this crumbly mass I had I used a scoop and scooped up dough and placed it in a greased mini muffin tin.Crispy Cheese Crackers I had enough to fill two mini muffins tins. I patted the dough into place.Crispy Cheese CrackersThen baked at 350 until they were golden, about 15-20 minutes. I let cool for a few minutes in the tin and then removed to the wire rack.Crispy Cheese Crackers

They were delicious and our company loved them!Cheese Crispies

One of my favorite means is a salad. I don’t always enjoy putting the salad together but I sure enjoy eating them. Here are ten of my favorite salads, perfect for a light spring dinner.Top 10 Spring Salads

Blueberry and Chicken SaladBlueberry & Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad with BerriesRecipe Box, Prudent Living, recipes

Farro Salad with Tomatoes and CornFarro Salad with Tomatoes and Corn

Grilled Corn Salad with Goat CheeseGrilled Corn Salad with Goat Cheese.

Kale Saladsalad, prudent living, recipe box

Mexican Turkey SaladMexican Turkey Salad

Pasta Spinach Saladpasta salad, spinach

Pear and Blue cheese Saladcandied pecans, pear, salad

Rice Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Seven Layer Saladsalad, recipe box, prudent living

Summertime Tuna SaladSummertime Tuna SaladHope you enjoy all these salad recipes as much as I do!

Farro is a grain used in our home. I have made Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Corn.Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Corn A breakfast favorite is Warm Farro Cereal.Warm Farro Cereal I also use it is soup. Farro is similar to wheat berries and if you can’t find it in your local market you could substitute wheat berries or barley.

This soup comes together fairly quickly and also freezes well.Farro Soup

Farro Soup with Vegetables

½ cup faro
2 tsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 large carrots, sliced
2 large celery stalks, sliced
1 leek, helved lengthwise and sliced
½ head green cabbage chopped ( 2 cups)
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried rosemary
¼ tsp black pepper
6 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
1 cup chopped parsley
1 Tsp grated lemon zest

Place the faro in a small bowl and cover with water. Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain.

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and 4 of the garlic cloves and cook until softened, about five minutes. Add the carrots, celery, leek, cabbage, thyme, rosemary, pepper and 2 Tbsp of the broth. Cover and cook until the vegetables are softened, about ten minutes. Stir occasionally as the vegetables are cooking.Farro Soup

Add the remaining broth and the faro and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered for about 30 minutes or until the farroa and the vegetables are tender.

Meanwhile combine the remaining clove of garlic, the parsley and the lemon zest in a small bowl. When the soup is done, stir the mixture into the soup and serve at once.Farro Soup Makes about 6 servings.Farro Soup

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