Saturday, December 22, 2012


·        3 large eggs
·        3/4 cup sugar
·        1/4 cup crisco butter
·        1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
·        1 tablespoon anaset
·        1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
·        2 teaspoons baking powder      

1.     Beat eggs and sugar in a mixing bowl approximately 2 to 3 minutes, until they're fluffy and a light yellow color.
2.     Add Crisco butter, aneset and add vanilla extract.
3.     Add flower and beat until incorporated.
4.     Bake one tablespoon per mold in pizzelle maker until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove and cool on rack.

Chocolate Pizzelles Variation

5.     Omit vanilla and anaset in recipe above, adding 3 tablespoons of quality unsweetened cocoa powder sifted and 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Turkey Croquettes

I have Turkey coming our of my ears.  I am done with the Turkey. Thursday the turkey was wonderful. Friday the turkey sandwiches were great. Saturday the Turkey salad was perfect. Sunday the turkey pot pie was so comforting. Then I had to think of something else to make with that last bit of leftover turkey. I was dreading turkey again. I love turkey but come on. Enough is enough. I have to say this is about all I can handle. Even though I still have turkey leftover I was ready to ditch it. Then I remembered something my mother made when I was a kid. Turkey croquettes!! These croquettes are so good and let me tell you it puts a new twist on leftover turkey.

4 cups of chopped turkey
2 cups of leftover stuffing
2 cups of leftover mashed potatoes
2 cups of seasoned bread crumbs
Oil for frying
3 eggs beaten
Mix turkey stuffing and mashed potatoes together and roll in a cone shape. Approximately 1-1/2 inches round and 2-1/2 inches tall.  Dip them in the egg and then coat them in seasoned bread crumbs. Fry to a golden brown.

1 cup of leftover turkey gravy
2 cups of milk.
1/3 cup of chopped parsley
1 cup of frozen peas
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of corn starch and 1/4 cup of milk. Mix together and set aside.
Heat all remaining ingredients together. As soon as the sauce starts to boil turn down heat and add the corn starch mixture. Continuously sure until thicken.
Pour over your Croquettes and you have it.  the best leftover turkey dinner.

Makes 12 Turkey Croquettes

The great thing about this recipe is.......If you do not have mashed potatoes you can substitute the mashed with stuffing.  The stuffing is a must because of all the flavor in them.

This is what you will need to fry the  Turkey Croquettes

Only four ingredients.
Peas, left over turkey gravy, milk & fresh parsley.  That easy!  Add salt and pepper to taste.  I do not use any because the turkey gravy has enough in it already. 





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