Ground Turkey Recipes

Written by Rachel Paxton

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In a large skillet, cook onion, garlic, and turkey in oil until turkey is cooked through. Add tomatoes with liquid, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cook lasagna noodles according to directions on package.

Lightly grease 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Spoon 1/3 sauce inrepparttar bottom ofrepparttar 150782 baking dish. Top with 4 lasagna noodles. Spoon cottage or Ricotta cheese over noodles. Sprinkle 2 cups mozzarella cheese on top of cottage cheese. Spoon 1/3 sauce over cheese, top with remaining noodles, and then spoon remaining sauce over noodles. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Serves 8.

Turkey Burgers

1 lb. fresh ground turkey 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1/2 cup onion finely chopped 1/4 cup ketchup 1/2 lemon, juice of 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. soy sauce

Combine turkey, bread crumbs, and onion in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, stir together remaining ingredients. Using hands, work sauce into turkey mixture. Form into 6 patties and fry or grill. Serves 6.

Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom who is the author of What's for Dinner?, an e-cookbook containing more than 250 quick easy dinner ideas. For more recipes, organizing tips, home decorating, crafts, holiday hints, and more, visit Creative Homemaking at

How to Make a Great Tasting Cup of Coffee - Itís Not Rocket Science

Written by Kate Simpson

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6.Use unbleached coffee filters or ensure your permanent filter is free from all coffee sludge. When it comes to coffee, cleanliness is next to Godliness.

7.Stirrepparttar pot. Oncerepparttar 150727 coffee is brewed, stirrepparttar 150728 pot to infuserepparttar 150729 taste.

At bare minimum, these steps should always be used when making coffee. Think aboutrepparttar 150730 farmerís inrepparttar 150731 field, if you skip a step are you doing their hard work justice? On a selfish note, missing one of those steps will affectrepparttar 150732 taste of your coffee, even slightly. Other things to make a great cup of coffee are:

1.Always ensure your equipment is clean. Old coffee sludge can really changerepparttar 150733 taste of coffee. Polident can clean your equipment to almost new.

2.NEVER reuse coffee grinds.

3.NEVER grind beans just taken out ofrepparttar 150734 freezer. Let them thaw first.

4.Always store coffee in air-tight containers away from direct sunlight.

5.NEVER leaverepparttar 150735 coffee on a heater for longer than Ĺ an hour. It gets a burnt taste and smell.

6.Always warm your cup and never reheat coffee.

The best coffee starts with fresh beans, clean equipment and clean water. Adhering to at least those three guidelines will give you great tasting coffee. Everything else is just gravy.

Kate Simpson is a freelance writer who contributes for the Coffee Bean Queen - Ė a website offering information on everything from coffee to coffee making and capresso coffee and more.

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