Hack Attack

By now most of you are decking the halls, trimming the tree and busily in and out of stores to get all those precious gifts for your family and friends. I had to take a quick moment though to share a few recipes and a quick tip I came across a couple weeks ago.

Still have leftover turkey? Cream of mushroom soup that you didn’t finish or those fried onions?  Well I came up with a quick and easy recipe and now my turkey is finally gone!

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Turkey Casserole

Left over Turkey (pull apart)
Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
Fried Onions
Shredded Cheese (Fiesta Blend)

Super simple–just pull apart remaining turkey and spread it on the bottom of casserole dish. Add the can of mushroom soup and any extra gravy, mixing together with the turkey. Add about one cup of shredded cheese on top and the fried onions.  Pop in the oven for 35 mins at 350 degrees.  That’s it!  A big plus–it’s completely low carb!  Gotta love that coming off of Thanksgiving!

SHIVAULIE - jalepenos

Jalapeño Poppers–My newest addiction

Jalapeño peppers (10)
Cream Cheese (8oz)
Bacon (2 strips)

Heat the oven to 325.
Cook bacon strips on the crispier side
Cut each Jalapeño in half and take out the seeds carefully.  (I use a glove that way the seeds don’t burn my hands or get into the other foods the kids have to eat)
In a mixing bowl add the 8oz of softened cream cheese and 2tsps of paprika. Mix well until combined.
Assemble by filling the Jalapeño halves with the cream cheese mixture.
Line the peppers on the baking sheet and after bacon has cooled, cut small strips to fit on each pepper.
Bake for 20 mins and enjoy!


Lumpia–My Mother-in-Law’s recipe and since we were unable to be with family this thanksgiving, I thought, “let me give it a try.”

Egg roll wrappers
Ground beef, or turkey
1/2 cup Flour
Cut corn (can be from frozen aisle)
2 white potato (finely shredded)
Finely shredded carrots
Shredded Onions
Vegetable oil for frying
Adobo seasoning
Garlic powder

In a frying pan, cook the ground meat and as it cooks keep separating it and breaking it apart in small pieces.
Add shredded onions, garlic powder, Adobo seasoning, and salt and pepper. (To taste) Set aside.
Make sure to finely shred the white potatoes.
In another pan, toss the shredded potatoes, shredded carrots, and corn together with a TBS of oil, making sure the potato cooks.
Combine the vegetables with the meat and toss together.

Depending on how big the wrapper is add enough to mixture and pinch close. Roll in flour so it crisps up when being cooked.
When frying, make sure oil is hot and lumpia is submerged in oil or else the wrapper will tend to open up.
Fry til lightly brown and place on a dish lined with paper towels to collect excess oil.

Hacking my Dessert
So this is not a recipe but definitely a tip for any folks that love Jell-O.  Jell-O is so easy to make yet some of us will buy the premade ones because it’s easier to grab and go or you like the portion size.  As I was sitting eating my sugar-free Jello I thought I have all these containers and it takes literally five mins to boil water and get this guilt free dessert in the fridge.
So here is my hack– I made my boxed jello per instructions on the box, poured into these containers and placed it in the refrigerator to set. I leave enough room on top to add a dollop of whipped cream right before eating. (For easy pouring I mixed the packet with water right in the measuring cup)
*One box of Jello makes about 5 of these containers.

Let me know if you try any of these…especially those Jalapeño poppers! Yum!!





1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dan
    Dec 04, 2015 @ 14:26:37

    Turkey casserole and especially those delish poppers are new Feliciano household fave for sure! Great job baby!

    Liked by 1 person


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