Turkey Wellington

Not everyone feels like handling an entire 20 lb. bird for Thanksgiving – if you’re just cooking for yourself or a few other special someones, that’s a lot of leftovers!  Or maybe it’s mid August and you want all the deliciousness of Thanksgiving without the 5 day pumpkin spice latte infused extravaganza.  Whatever the case, this holiday spin on a rustic dish is sure to please and wow even the pickiest of turkey gobblers.  The classic technique is a bit tricky, but the reward is SO worth it!

DSCN0566Turkey Wellington!
serves 10

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Goat Cheese and Mushroom Chiles Relleños

Sometimes you just need to eat a chili stuffed with cheese.  Jalapeño poppers became famous for a reason!  If you’re looking for a little more upscale version of this classes party dish, I suggest you give this recipe a whirl – it’s sure to delight your tastebuds.

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Goat Cheese and Mushroom Chilles Relleños!
makes 8 stuffed chiles

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Chicken Marsala

Anyone who knows me well knows I am not a huge fan of Italian food.  I’ve never been a big pasta lover and usually the flavors and foods are way too heavy for my liking.  When trying to think of something to cook for dinner, my mom mentioned that she had been craving chicken marsala.  I’d never had it and immediately turned up my nose at the idea, but being the wonderful daughter that I am (har har…) I figured I would give it a shot.  I researched a few recipes and then came up with my own that  – not to toot my own horn – was pretty freakin’ fantabulous.  Definitely something I will make again… and this time I’ll make sure to make about twice as much because there were NO leftovers.

look at all those mushrooms

Chicken Marsala!
serves 4

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