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Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Stir-Fry

Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Stir-Fry

Ingredients
1 cup cut fresh green beans
1 small red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons whole-berry cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
2 tablespoons chopped cashews
Minced fresh cilantro, optional
Hot cooked rice

Directions
In a large skillet, saute beans and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper; pour over bean mixture. Add turkey; simmer, uncovered, for 4-6 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cashews and, if desired, cilantro. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Day-After-Thanksgiving Turkey Stir-Fry

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Garden Mashed Potatoes

Garden Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
1 pound medium Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed
1 pound medium red potatoes, cubed
1 pound medium carrots, chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups frozen white corn, thawed
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions
Place the potatoes, carrots, garlic and jalapeno in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Mash vegetables with butter, salt and pepper; stir in corn and cheese. Yield: 8 servings.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Recipe found here: Garden Mashed Potatoes

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Paradise Parfaits

Paradise Parfaits

Ingredients
2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
16 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, divided
1 medium firm banana, sliced
4 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
3/4 cup halved green grapes
2 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted

Directions
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Whisk in extract. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, coarsely crush 12 wafers; set aside. In parfait glasses, layer banana slices, half of the cookie crumbs, half of the walnuts and pudding and all of the strawberries. Top with the remaining cookie crumbs and pudding, all of the grapes and remaining nuts. Garnish with toasted coconut and a whole vanilla wafer. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Paradise Parfaits

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Turkey Swiss Quiche

Turkey Swiss Quiche

Ingredients
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
1-1/2 cups finely chopped cooked turkey
4 eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half cream
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
4 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons diced pimientos
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
Dash salt and pepper
3 slices (3/4 ounce each) Swiss cheese, cut into thin strips

Directions
Preheat oven to 450°. Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5-7 minutes longer or until golden brown. Reduce heat to 375°.

Sprinkle turkey into pastry shell. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and cream. Stir in the shredded Swiss cheese, onions, pimientos, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour into crust.

Bake 20 minutes. Arrange Swiss cheese strips in a lattice pattern over quiche. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Turkey Swiss Quiche

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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
5 large marshmallows
1 jar (12 ounces) creamy peanut butter

Directions
In a heavy 2-qt. saucepan, combine the sugars, milk and marshmallows. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves and marshmallows melt. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter. Pour into a buttered 8-in. square dish. Cool. When firm, cut into squares. Yield: 3 dozen.

If Cooking for Two: Fudge will keep for several weeks wrapped or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Recipe found here: Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

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Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup apple cider or juice
1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup butter, softened, divided
1 egg
2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

APPLE CIDER CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
2 cups apple cider or juice
1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions
In a large bowl, combine 2-1/4 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small saucepan, heat the milk, cider and 1/4 cup butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Add egg; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread remaining butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine the apples, brown sugar, walnuts and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place cut side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. For frosting, place cider and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick; cool cider.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and reduced cider; beat until smooth. Spread over warm rolls. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls

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Sausage Corn Bread

Sausage Corn Bread

Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites

Dressing:
1 pound turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
4 celery ribs, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
2 medium tart apples, chopped
1 cup chopped roasted chestnuts
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 egg white

Directions
For corn bread, combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the buttermilk, applesauce and egg whites; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Pour into an 9-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the sausage, celery, onion and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Crumble corn bread over mixture. Add the apples, chestnuts, parsley, garlic, thyme and pepper. Stir in broth and egg white.

Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 325° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Yield: 16 servings.

Editor’s Note: Dressing can be prepared as directed and used to stuff a 10- to 12-pound turkey.

Recipe found here: Sausage Corn Bread Dressing

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