Ultimate Turkey Burgers

I may have mentioned in the past that we substitute turkey for beef in a lot of classic recipes (spaghetti, tacos, chili, etc). It’s one of those changes that tends to be very easy for us. I’m honestly not aware of the difference when eating food like this. Turkey bacon may never truly fool my taste buds, but turkey tacos? They still taste delicious in a tortilla.

Our newest turkey edition to our recipe list is Jeff’s Ultimate Turkey Burgers. This recipe has become a favorite of ours in recent months. It’s a delicious turkey burger that feels like a treat instead of a healthier alternative. We’ve had to make some adjustments to taste over time. The original recipe tasted quite salty to both of us. But beyond that, the burger is so yummy and satisfying.

20150602_182450The ingredients for the original recipe are minced shallot, seasoned salt, kosher salt, garlic powder, ground black pepper, light mayo, Tabasco chipotle sauce, and worcestershire sauce.

I’m normally really not an onion person – even when it’s finally chopped within a recipe. I’ll try and eat around them. But I decided to go ahead and try them in this recipe since I wasn’t familiar with shallots. And I really enjoyed it! So I may be less suspicious of seeing shallots in the recipe in the future.

As I previously mentioned, the original recipe was very salty to both of us. I completely cut out the kosher salt, and still found it to be on the salty side. This last time I also reduced the amount of seasoning salt and found that it to be much more satisfying. I also like to add garlic

20150604_185617This burger is just so delicious. I could easily at the patty by itself and enjoy myself. It doesn’t need a lot of sauces piled on top. The only thing we missed this time was romaine lettuce on top! There’s always something we forget at the store, even with our lists….

I don’t think we’ll be making any more beef burgers at home with this recipe in our collection. And I have a Greek turkey burger I look forward to trying soon!

Check out Jeff’s Ultimate Turkey Burgers!

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No Bake Cookie Dough Fudge

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last update. It was a combination of busy and sick. As a result, not only did I neglect updating this blog but we were also a bit more boring with our cooking for a bit. We still managed to more or less avoid pre-made frozen food. But simple turkey tacos and spaghetti made with sauce from a jar does not make for a very interesting blog.

This next week should be a bit better. Mike is making Yakisoba for a couple of nights, and I’m looking forward to Turkey Burgers. We’ve made these burgers once before and they are just so good.

But for now, the newest recipe we’ve tried is a bit different from what I’ve shared so far. Fudge!

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The weather started getting hot last week when Mike found this recipe for super easy no bake cookie dough fudge. Neither of us could resist trying it out. My theory was it looked like a great recipe to bring in for the next work party. But I could hardly do that without testing it is in fact as good as it sounds! (Spoiler: It is).

This recipe was so easy. I have memories of “helping” my mom make fudge for Christmas gifts one year but I didn’t remember the process at all. It was so nice to be able to make a yummy treat without a lot of work or using the stove on a hot day.

I was a little bit worried when I first started on this recipe because it occurred to me that I probably should have considered if our cheap  little handheld kitchen aid mixer would be adequate for this recipe. Thankfully it was!

My main reaction while making this super easy recipe was how much it looked and felt like cookie dough, except for perhaps being a bit more fluffy in the initial steps. By the final step though, I totally felt like I was staring down at a bowl of cookie dough.

I was a little bit worried when I first started on this recipe because it occurred to me that I probably should have considered if our cheap  little handheld kitchen aid mixer would be adequate for this recipe. Thankfully it was!

My main reaction while making this super easy recipe was how much it looked and felt like cookie dough, except for perhaps being a bit more fluffy in the initial steps. By the final step though, I totally felt like I was staring down at a bowl of cookie dough.

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My only real error with this recipe was an incorrect belief that I had parchment paper at home for lining the pan. As it turns out, it was just an empty box of parchment paper. So I had to make do with foil. It wasn’t as ideal but it did the trick and no one is the wiser.

We got around 16 large pieces of fudge from this recipe. You could easily double it if you want to do small bit size pieces. Plus I still have enough ingredients left over to make a second batch. I think I’ll make some for work. The test was a total success! We both loved the fudge and the name is well deserved. It feels like eating cookie dough sans the risk of salmonella!

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Check out Sugar Spun Run’s Super easy no bake cookie dough fudge!