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Turkey Salad – Perfect for Holiday Leftovers

leftover turkey recipe

After a major holiday, Joe and I usually eat leftovers of the holiday meal over and over and over. It’s pure laziness. We eat Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner or Easter dinner five or six or seven times over the course of the weekend. I wouldn’t mind that, except that I’m not a huge fan of roast turkey. After Thanksgiving this year, I was hoping to find a way to use up some of our turkey without actually eating a bunch of leftover turkey with gravy. This recipe was born. Instead of eating roast turkey six times, I made this … Read more

Egg and Asparagus Salad

This gorgeous egg and asparagus salad with homemade lemon vinaigrette is the best spring recipe for Easter dinner or any weeknight or weekend evening. Roasted asparagus is so easy and delicious!

Our asparagus is starting to emerge from the ground!

Asparagus is labor-intensive to get started, but once it’s established, it is low maintenance and prolific. If you have a nice, sunny spot in your yard (and you adore asparagus like I do), you should look into growing it.

As with most foods, fresh asparagus from your own garden is worlds different from what you buy in the store from half a world away.roasted asparagus

I love to roast asparagus and use it in this gorgeous salad.

Cowboy Caviar

Near the end of my master’s degree program, I had the wonderful fortune to meet eight women from whom I would learn more than I had from most of my coursework. Our friendship began in an intensive writing workshop, where we poured our souls onto paper for eight hours a day, five days a week, for most of a summer. That exhausting and glorious workshop led into three semester-long courses on writing and teaching writing where a brilliant professor pushed us to the limits of our aptitudes and attention spans. In those two short years, several among us got married, … Read more