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How to Roast a Turkey Breast {Technically half a turkey breast}

Hi Folks, I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth. Life has happened, and I am treading water for the moment, but here is a re-run of my all-time most popular post, and it’s rather appropriate for serving at this time of year. After re-reading this post, I decided I had better roast a turkey breast today and follow some of my own advice for picking oneself out of a slump. Take care and I hope you are well. Enjoy some turkey!

Where is your happy place? What is the one thing in the world that can pick you up out of a slump and place you on solid ground? It’s important that you know yours and that you can summon it up on any given day when life is more than a little topsy turvy. There are too many moments that can throw you for a loop so please, if there is one take away from this post, research your happy place and know how to reach it at a moment’s notice. It is essential.

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A Pre-Thanksgiving Round-Up

I’ve decided not to reinvent the wheel and just show you what Sweet and Crumby has got for the upcoming big holiday. I hope this list gives you inspiration for your Thanksgiving menu.

This Maple Roasted Pumpkin Salad would be a tantalizing and bright way to start off your holiday meal. Add some dried cranberries or make a cranberry vinaigrette to give it that extra festive flare.

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A Roasted Grape is a Beautiful Thing: Sauteed Chicken in Roasted Grape Sauce with Cinnamon Steeped Couscous

I know this recipe for Roasted Grapes with Pureed Grape Sauce Over Chicken is not new news. It’s from Rozanne Gold’s “Radically Simple”, and was posted in the NY Times in 2010, but it’s new to me and roasting grapes is totally new to me. Let me tell you, once you have roasted a grape you will wonder why you have never done it before.

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How to Roast a Turkey Breast {Technically half a turkey breast}

Where is your happy place? What is the one thing in the world that can pick you up out of a slump and place you on solid ground? It’s important that you know yours and that you can summon it up on any given day when life is more than a little topsy turvy. There are too many moments that can throw you for a loop so please, if there is one take away from this post, research your happy place and know how to reach it at a moment’s notice. It is essential.

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Grandma’s Noodle Kugel

Every Jewish cook needs a tried and true old family favorite Noodle Kugel recipe in her (or his!) back pocket…one that is easy to make and even easier to eat. A Kugel that conjures up either festive Shabbat dinners, or in my case, Sunday dinners with my grandparents.

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Maple, Mustard and Apple Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Biscuits

Making this succulent Maple, Mustard and Apple Glazed Pork Tenderloin served with piping hot, flaky and just a touch sweet Cider Biscuits, was, to me, like the beginning of a horse race when the announcer shouts, “And they’re off!”.  I felt the adrenaline again— the “runner’s” high if you will.  A high that has been sorely lacking for about eight long weeks.

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MIA and a Perfect Breakfast of Poached Egg over Warm Lentils

Yes, I have been M.I.A. If you were to look for me, it would have been rather easy to spot me. I have been the one holed up in my home office either typing twenty-six essays for my daughter’s humongous History project or as I fondly refer to it…the “F’in History project”, OR I was shouting random AP US History questions at my son from a box of cards which I affectionately like to refer to as the “F’in box of cards”. FYI, I don’t actually use the bad, bad word…I’m not sure my acronym is any better but it seems better to me.

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