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Good Eats. That’s what I love. If I could redo my first words they would be “Sugar, Flour, Buttah”…Ha!

Today, I tried a recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Joy of Baking. Have you been to her site… she’s good. Joy please invite me over for breakfast, lunch, dinner lol.

If you do a search for Cinnamon Rolls,  there are a million recipes out there. But they all are basically the same. I chose Joy’s because I had all the ingredients. The rolls were good but not comparable to my beloved Cinnabon’s at the mall.

They’re fluffy and light. I added a little bit of vanilla and butter to the icing.  Here’s the link to the recipe.

Cinnamon rolls are touchy. If not done right they are dry and just un-tasty. They require TLC and patience. I have neither. Well not today.

Im posting this recipe but some how or another I screwed up. Although they were tasty at first. The next day I took them to work and I hated them. I’m strange and we’ve already discussed this lol.

But I have not given up on my quest. This recipe will be revisited once I find the courage. The pictures came out pretty and that’s all that really matters for now.

Cinnamon Rolls….Mmmmm

E. Marie’s Turkmich

To be honest I hadn’t tried a turkey burger until last year.  I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to my food choices, but something about “Turkey Burger” screams wannabee Cheesburger, I don’t like fakes. I’m a food snob, I’m aware of this problem.

So it wasn’t until recently, I could put together a recipe that places this Turkey Burger in a league of it’s own. This is not a full recipe, I don’t make my own turkey patties. I’m not a fan of handling raw meat. I work in healthcare, some things are just too familiar.

But I have the seal of approval from my taste-testers  that this burger is certified G-O-O-D.

The real secret to my burger is this cast iron skillet with grill marks that I got from my Dad. He could be found in the kitchen cooking anything he could find with this thing. I didn’t understand it’s magic until now. I also use it to “grill” chicken breast and it does a fine job.

So here’s how to make my Turkmich. Its tasty.

  • Heat up your skillet first. I get mine HOT.
  •  Grab a vidallia onion and slice it as thick or as thin as you want. I love onions so mine is a thick slice. My breath reeks!
  •  Pull out your bun. I get these from the walmart bakery. Brush the roll lightly with butter, olive oil or water. They both leave great grill marks.
  •  So place your turkey burger on the grill. And cook one side for 5-6 minutes. Then Flip.
  • Drain off any turkey fat.
  • Add the bun and onions to the skillet and cook. Until the turkey patty is finished. Yup, It’s one big ‘ole party in that skillet and you’re invited.
  • Remove and add fresh guacamole to both sides of the bun. I use the chunky fresh guacamole from Whole Foods. Add your cooked turkey patty, cheese (I use fresh grated parmesan but queso fresco takes great with this) and Enjoy.

  • Add a side of sweet potato fries and this meal is done.

Ingredients:

Jennie –O Savory Turkey patty

Vidallia Onion

Bread Roll

Fresh Guacamole

Cheese (Queso Fresco or Fresh Parmesan)

Equipment: Iron Cast Skillet with Grill Marks

Taste Test Time- Chocolate Souffle

My mom joyously volunteered to taste the soufflé. She’s so nice and brave.  She’s been my taste tester for so many of my culinary concoctions.

She loved that the soufflé was light and fluffy. The chocolate wasn’t over-bearing and the crème anglaise added a light sweetness that she enjoyed.

Well she finished it, so I think she liked it overall.