Sloppy Joes

During her life time, my Grandma Lila cracked the code to the perfect Sloppy Joe.  No fancy add-ins.  Just four basic ingredients: ground beef, onions, ketchup, and mustard.  That was it.  I have tweaked her recipe slightly in the years following her death.  The biggest change being the use of ground turkey instead of the…

Apple-Brined Turkey Breast

This recipe came to me via my mother, who, I believe, clipped it out of the Washington Post food section.  She has been using tips from this brining recipe for years now, and every Thanksgiving she digs out one of her massive 5 gallon zip-lock to brine her turkey in a mixture of apple juice,…

Turkey Kofta

Healthy, easy, and fresh, turkey kofta are a summer favorite in my family – spiced turkey meatballs tucked into a warm and toasty pita alongside of fresh garden vegetables, creamy hummus, and pickled red onions – what’s not to like?  This is a Americanized version of a Middle Eastern classic. Ingredients for Turkey Kofta: 1…

Turkey Salteñas

In a bid to use up my turkey leftovers last week I decided to make some turkey salteñas.  Salteñas, a childhood staple of mine, are a Bolivian meat pie commonly stuffed with a spicy beef or chicken filling.  In my experience turkey is rarely used in Salteñas, but I thought that this might be a…