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Leftover Turkey Sandwich or Wrap

This is a non-recipe recipe. I like using flatbread or lavash for this sandwich so there is not too much bread. It consists of leftover turkey, shredded lettuce (Romaine is good), and some cranberry sauce. Try the cranberry relish recipe here. It makes a really good sandwich component. You can add Dijon mustard if you… Continue reading »

Turkey Grain Bowl

After the big Thanksgiving meal, a grain bowl is a welcome fresh meal that uses some of the leftover turkey. There are a lot of possible variations on this so don’t feel like you have to stick to the recipe. Just layer the flavors with what you have on hand. The recipe below makes two… Continue reading »

Turkey Rice Soup

Leftover turkey is great to add to soup. This simple, delicious soup also uses leftover rice that you may have. If you don’t have rice, you can add noodles. The size of the carrots and celery is up to you. However, I like chopping them rather small (1/4 inch). Since the soup is not pureed,… Continue reading »

Carrot Cake Bites

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients Non-stick cooking spray 1/2 cup flour• 1 cup dry oats 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup butter 1 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 package cream cheese (about 4 ounces) Directions Preheat oven 350°F.  Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Mix together… Continue reading »

Thai Pumpkin Soup

This is a simple and delicious soup that uses canned pumpkin. It has a nice amount of heat and interesting flavor thanks to the lime juice topping and the Thai red curry paste. I prefer to blend the soup so you don’t have whole pieces of onion but that is optional. I also prefer to… Continue reading »

Pumpkin Mousse

This is a quick, easy, healthy, and delicious pumpkin dessert that can be eaten as a snack or dessert around the holidays or really anytime you are craving the flavor of pumpkin.  If you need the crunch of the crust, feel free to layer the bottom of your bowl or sprinkle the top with graham… Continue reading »

A Healthy Holiday Classic – Sweet Potato Casserole

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are dusting off recipes that we use only a few times a year. If your family is like mine, Sweet Potato Casserole is always on the menu at the holidays. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins, minerals, and a great source of fiber, but with… Continue reading »

Sweet Potato and Banana Casserole

This year I decided to experiment with a healthy remix to a holiday classic. I landed on two takes of Sweet Potato Casserole – one that is velvety in texture and reminds me most of the traditional version and the one below that has more of a firm texture with a yummy banana flavor.  If… Continue reading »

Baking Food Safety

Our colleagues at the NC Safe Plates team have prepared a Baking Food Safety Fact Sheet with tips to bake safely this holiday season! Baked goods should be prepared, baked and stored properly to prevent foodborne illness. Avoid eating foods containing raw flour or eggs, including pre-packaged items. Keeping Clean Wash hands after handling raw… Continue reading »

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Recipe from NC EFNEP Ingredients 1 Cup Skim or 1% Milk (Plus 1 Tablespoon) 4 Teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 Teaspoon Honey 1 Peppermint Tea Bag Directions  Heat one cup of milk in a microwave-safe container for about one minute Add 1 tablespoon of milk and the cocoa powder to a mug  Mix with a fork… Continue reading »