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  • Tried and True Turkey Burgers

    The first time I had ground turkey meat, I was a freshman at the University of Florida.  My friends decided to make spaghetti sauce with ground turkey and let's just say it was edible.   A while back I started  cutting out magazine recipes and saving them.  One of the first Christmas presents I received from my mother in law was this 3-ring binder "cookbook".  I can honestly say I loved it from day one.

    Looking at the recipes in this book brings back a lot of memories.  It's like looking at a time capsule.  There are overnight marinade recipes, and recipes with 60 minute cooking times; neither which will be happening at my house between the months of October and April.  Some of the recipes have been tried and perfected while others continue to wait or haunt me... After my first attempt with ground turkey, it took a while to try it again.

    One of the recipes in my cookbook is for Ground Turkey Burgers*.  This recipe has become one of my "tried and true" recipes.  I call it festive turkey burgers because it has shredded bits of zucchini and carrots mixed with ground turkey.  Grate one carrot and one zucchini.  Mix it with 1 pound of ground turkey meat, 1 egg, 1 or 2 minced garlic cloves, sprinkle some salt and there you have it!  I saute them with olive oil for about 4 to 5 minutes per side on medium heat.

    The best part: you don't have to make a veggie side if you are too busy.  Add a quick salad and our family favorite: baked sweet potato fries.

    Do you have any "tried and true" recipes?  Do you "sneak" veggies into your meals?

    *Recipe adapted from Real Simple June 2007.

  • Roasted Corn

    Last minute dinner plans can sometimes turn out better than you'd imagine.  That's exactly what happened last night.  Fish was on the menu, so I cooked some brown rice from the corner store and opened a jar of our Mango-Lime salsa to top our fish.  Jim brought candy corn and I could not have been happier.


    We used to steam our corn and eat it with Troyer butter, which is great but after going to the Strawberry Festival we wanted that Roasted Corn taste again.  Here comes Ingrid Hoffman with a recipe for hot corn with chimichurri butter.  This recipe has transformed the way we eat corn.


    I've adapted her recipe by cutting the kernels out, mixing the ingredients with the kernels and putting it all together under the broiler.   Make sure to add olive oil to the baking sheet.  I also added about a tablespoon of Troyer butter cut in small pieces and placed on top of the corn.  The result is a crunchy explosion of flavors: sweet, salty and savory.  If you want to add another layer of yumminess, add parmesan cheese and roast for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts.

    What's your favorite way to eat corn?  Have you tried our Troyer products?

  • Do you Salsa?

    We love to grill.  Luckily for us, we live in Florida where we can grill any time of the year.  When you have  beautiful mangoes such as these, the possibilities are endless.  Yes, I could make smoothies and I will freeze some cubed mangoes for later.  Did you know you can add frozen fruit to your smoothie instead of ice and still get a frozen treat for breakfast?  Smoothies are great for a quick and healthy breakfast, but I prefer to eat mangoes along side savory grilled chicken or fish.

    A mango salsa made with fresh strawberry onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice and red peppers accompanied our grilled chicken.  Wait, strawberry onions?  Yes, they are called Strawberry Onions because they grow on the edges of our strawberry fields.  And no, they do not taste like strawberries.  They are a hybrid Savannah Sweet Onion.  Our Strawberry Onions are only available from mid February to April.  By the way, you can cut the Strawberry Onion in thick slices, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper then grill it for a few minutes on each side.

    Mango Salsa Recipe

    2 large mangoes

    1/2 cup Strawberry Onions (you may substitute for your favorite onion)

    1 clove garlic, minced

    handful cilantro, chopped

    salt to taste

    1/2 lime

    1/2 red pepper, diced

    Olive Oil


    When we grill, I'm in charge of making the side dishes.  I think I've probably used our grill once or twice.  I like the taste of grilled food, I just prefer to keep the open flames contained in candle jars or fireplaces.  Open flames in the grill are just to close for comfort in my opinion.  Grilled chicken with mango salsa, spinach salad and roasted red potatoes.  Dinner is served.  How do you use mangoes at home?

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