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Ham & Parmesan Risotto (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Instant Pot + Stovetop instructions for a luscious Risotto made from leftovers. The Instant Pot makes the best no fuss, no stir Risotto in minutes.

I love me some Risotto – how ’bout you? It amazes me how you can take a simple ingredient like rice, add a glug of wine & a few gratings of cheese (plus a bit of this and that) and turn it into a gourmet meal – no make that a gourmet experience – because you get to drink the rest of the wine! Plus plus!

Ham & Parmesan Risotto
Ham & Parmesan Risotto

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Arancini – Stuffed, Breaded and Fried Risotto Balls

If I’m thinking ahead, when I make any Risotto, like my Roasted Red Pepper & Shrimp Risotto or my Asparagus Risotto, I’ll make a little extra just to make these wonderful little gems called Arancini.

Arancini - breaded & fried risotto balls stuffed with Mozzarella cheese.
Arancini – breaded & fried risotto balls stuffed with Mozzarella cheese.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup (or Turkey Tortilla Soup)

I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love me some Chicken Tortilla Soup. Or some Turkey Tortilla Soup. Or probably ANY Tortilla Soup. Just put it in front of me and I’ll eat it – no questions asked.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Thanksgiving Leftovers – The Ultimate Turkey Leftovers Guide

Reposted for 2016: I hope you’ve had a great Thanksgiving and if you’re like me, you’re looking at the last of the leftovers thinking you really need to do something about them, now! I already have a post, my 12 Days of Turkey, with links to some of my favorite leftover Turkey dishes, but here’s your visual companion to it plus a few more! Each one better than the original turkey, if you ask me! 🙂

Creamy White Chicken Chili
Creamy White Chicken Chili

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Green Turkey Pozole (Pozole Verde de Pavo)

I don’t know when the thought popped in my mind to remake my turkey leftovers into Pozole, but I’m glad it did. And not just any old Pozole but a Green (Verde) Pozole with Turkey. Pozole Verde de Pavo.

 Pozole de Pavo Verde (Turkey Pozole)
Pozole de Pavo Verde (Turkey Pozole)

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Slow Cooker Barbacoa (Shredded Beef)

I’m always on the lookout for budget protein and when I saw this Rump roast at a great sales price I picked it up. Rump can be a tough, dry cut, sometimes a bit tasteless but cooked long and slow in a flavorful bath of aromatics and spices I knew it would be luscious.

Slow Cooker Barbacoa
Slow Cooker Barbacoa

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Momofuku’s Bo Ssam

What happens when a lentil/yogurt/kale and green smoothie person stays on to help out her solidly Midwestern parents? Things like this, I’m afraid! This is one gorgeous pork roast from Chef David Chang of Momofuku. Crazy good. Served with rice, sauces and lettuce for wrapping, this is insane.

Momofuku's Bo Ssam
Momofuku’s Bo Ssam

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