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GOAT CHEESE STUFFED TURKEY TENDERLOIN

There isn’t much to say about this dish other than it speaks for itself with how delicious and easy it is to make. You can always use chicken breast if you like but I’ll admit I get kind of bored with chicken some times. I’ve had a thing lately for dried cranberries in my salads like my latest BBQ Rib Super Green Salad and so I thought I could advance this yummy relationship and put it into a main dish. Cheese and dried fruit have been a perfect marriage since the beginning of time, so you can’t go wrong with this version of stuffed turkey.

 

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GOAT CHEESE STUFFED TURKEY TENDERLOIN
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Instructions
  1. Slice each turkey tenderloin horizontally through the center creating a pocket. Make sure to leave at least a half an inch thick border of the turkey around the edges to help create a secure pocket for stuffing.
  2. Combine the herb goat cheese and dried cranberries in a small bowl. Spoon the mixture into the pocket of each turkey tenderloin until they're packed tight.
  3. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and place the turkey in the dish. Sprinkle the tops of the turkey with salt, pepper, and thyme then drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Bake at 375 F degrees for about 30 minutes.

PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLES

I’m pretty new to a Snickerdoodle. And I’ll say it’s not easy to forget its light fluffiness of amazing cinnamon sugar even when you’ve only had it once. It’s really a perfect all year ’round cookie for any occasion. But like with almost everything else, you can amp it up for the Fall season and make it a Pumpkin Snickerdoodle! Uhhhh… YUMMM!!! These things are so easy to make. You can make your baking process go by smooth if you purchase one of those cookie dough scoopers to perfectly portion out the dough. They’re dirt cheap pretty much everywhere.


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PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLES
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TOPPING
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TOPPING
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  1. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 325 F degrees.
  2. In a standing mixer, thoroughly combine the butter, pumpkin puree, sugar, dark brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Add the dry to the wet ingredients in three parts. Don't over mix.
  4. Using a medium cookie dough scooper (1.5 tablespoon) place each individual ball of cookie dough on the cookie sheet with a few inches of space in between. Generously sprinkle the tops of each one with the cinnamon, sugar and a white chocolate chip in the center.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes or until just lightly golden.

APPLE SAUCE

‘Tis the season for apple sauce! Well, personally I feel that every seasons is apple sauce season because you can use it all year ’round. You can use apple sauce to make pastries, over ice cream, stir it into some plain yogurt, use a little in your smoothies, eat as is, even replace butter or oil in your baked goods too. Your options are really endless.

Most professionals usually will tell you to use certain apples only to make apple sauce and to specifically not use Golden Delicious apples. And you know what? Screw that! Golden Delicious apples happen to be my absolute favorite and I make apple sauce with them all the time. They take less time to cook down and you typically can get away with using less sugar in your recipe because they’re sweeter. So really, you can use whatever damn apple your heart desires and go with your bad self!


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  1. Use a potato peeler to remove the skin off the apples. With a sharp knife, slice the apple around the core and make about one inch cubes.
  2. Toss the apples, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and clove into a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir everything together. Let it come to a boil and simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Once the apples are tender, turn off the heat and let cool. Place the apples into a food processor or blender and blend to your desired consistency.