Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili

Sweet potato and carrots are added to this turkey chili for a delicious dinner that fills you, warms you, and sticks with you on a cold evening.

Sweet potato and carrots are added to this turkey chili for a great variation on a classic meal. Chili is a delicious dinner that fills you, warms you, and sticks with you on a cold evening.

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled it to meet your family’s needs.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili
Serves: 2 - 3
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ cup cooked pinto beans
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 sweet potato, cooked
  • 2 cilantro sprigs to garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine the onion, garlic, and all seasonings. Sauté mix in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add in the turkey. When it starts browning, add in the pinto beans.
  3. Turn heat down and add in the carrots and tomatoes. Let simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Cut one half of the sweet potato into cubes and cut the other half into spirals. Place on top of chili along with cilantro sprigs to garnish.

Sweet potato and carrots are added to this turkey chili for a delicious dinner that fills you, warms you, and sticks with you on a cold evening.

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Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Who doesn't love chocolate and doughnuts? These Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are a perfect combination of the two well loved foods. They would be a great treat to make for your family.

Who doesn’t love chocolate and doughnuts? These Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are a perfect combination of the two well loved foods. They would be a great treat to make for your family.

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
For the donuts
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons warm butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cups sour cream
  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • Chocolate shavings for garnishing
For the glaze
  • 1 cups milk
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup melted chocolate
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together. Whisk in the salt and sift.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat together the sugar, butter, and eggs on high speed for 2 - 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the sour cream and water and continue mixing on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Cut a large piece of plastic wrap. Transfer the dough to the plastic wrap, cover, and refrigerate for one hour.
  6. Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Place the dough on the floured surface and roll it out ½ inch thick.
  7. Use a round 3-inch cookie cutter to cut the doughnuts and a ¼ inch cutter to make the holes. Place the doughnuts on a 16-inch cookie sheet. Cover and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
  8. Pour oil into a deep fryer and heat to 360 degrees.
  9. Place 2 - 3 donuts at a time in the fryer and cook until both sides are golden brown.
  10. In a small pot, whisk together the milk, powdered sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add in the melted chocolate. Heat.
  11. Dip the tops of the donuts inside the glaze and garnish with extra chocolate shavings.
Notes
For a richer chocolate flavor substitute cocoa powder with fudge.

 

Who doesn't love chocolate and doughnuts? These Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are a perfect combination of the two well loved foods. They would be a great treat to make for your family.

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Paleo Boot Tracks Cookies

By contributing writer Tessa

Years ago I discovered the creative idea of boot tracks cookies in a magazine, and I used the recipe for years. It is a really fun and easy Christmas cookie that I have modified to be paleo.

These paleo boot tracks cookies are really fun and easy for Christmas. The picture of boot tracks in the snow makes for a festive and unique cookie.

All my favorite recipes of the past have to be modified for our preferences today. These paleo boot tracks cookies are kid pleasers because the whole picture of boot tracks in the snow makes for a festive and unique cookie.

Even better, with no oven, these are a snap to throw together and serve in under 10 minutes. My kids love sprinkling the “snow” over the top, but it is totally optional. You could also drizzle melted dark chocolate or white chocolate (or both!)

These paleo boot tracks cookies are really fun and easy for Christmas. The picture of boot tracks in the snow makes for a festive and unique cookie.

Paleo 'Boot Tracks' Cookies
Serves: 30
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter (coconut oil should work well too)
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar (I used palm sugar, may use part stevia too)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (this prevents the cookies from sticking to the iron)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat a waffle iron.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and oil.
  4. With the mixer still running, sprinkle in the sea salt, followed by the three remaining ingredients.
  5. You may stir in some white or dark chocolate chips if desired.
  6. Drop about 2 teaspoons of thick batter into each waffle segment (ungreased). Cook for about 1 minute until set.
  7. Remove with a fork to a cooling rack and continue until the batter is gone.
  8. Drizzle with melted white or dark chocolate OR sift some powdered sugar over the top to look like snow!

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Visit our Recipe Index for more ideas or check out more recipes from Tessa.

 

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Strawberry Jam Cookies

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to think about holiday baking. These homemade strawberry jam cookies are both pretty and delicious! They’re perfect for holiday parties and gift giving.

These homemade strawberry jam cookies are both pretty and delicious! They're perfect for holiday parties and gift giving.

If you’re looking for more holiday cookie recipes, try our Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies, Chiffon Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Soft Ginger Cookies.

These homemade strawberry jam cookies are both pretty and delicious! They're perfect for holiday parties and gift giving.

Strawberry Jam Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup strawberry jam
Instructions
  1. Sift the all-purpose flour in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  2. Dice the butter and add it to the flour. Mix together until crumbs form.
  3. Add in the egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Stir together then add in the vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed until a dough starts forming.
  4. Lightly flour a working surface and roll out the dough into a large round disc shape. With a cookie cutter, cut out round shapes with a ½-inch hole in the center.
  5. Cover cookies with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator and let sit for 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350° F and line a 16-inch baking tray with parchment paper.
  7. Place cookies on the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Let cookies cool on a rack.
  8. Spread strawberry jam on the bottoms of the cookies and join them together like a sandwich.
Notes
For a chewier center and a crispier outside, cook on convection for 10 minutes.

 

 

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