Turkey Leftovers And Cranberries In A Wreath


Turkey leftovers and cranberries create a fun and festive wreath dish.

Wondering about something different to take to your holiday parties?  Have some leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?  Want a tangy taste treat everyone will be talking about?

Try this creative holiday braided wreath for a special lunch or appetizer adapted from the Pampered Chef 2000 Seasons Best recipe collection.

2 packages (8 ounce each) refrigerated crescent rolls.

3/4 cup light mayonnaise or miracle whip for a sweeter taste

1 tablespoon sweetner or sugar

2 tablespoons honey Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

2 1/2 cups cooked and chopped turkey pieces

1 cup chopped celery, can use cauliflower or broccoli

3 tablespoons fresh parsley  or 1 TBS dried parsley and 10 to 12 cilantro leaves

1/2 cup dried cranberries

4 ounces shredded Swiss cheese (1/2 cup)

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 egg white

turkey wreath ingredients

Preheat over to 375 F

Use a round baking stone or pizza pan.  Unroll the crescent dough and separate into 16 triangles

With side ends of triangle toward the center place 8 triangles in a circle in the center of the large round baking stone.  Press the edges of the 8 triangles creating the circle together.

Cresent rolls in star formation

Mix Mayonnaise, mustard and black pepper.

Chop turkey, dice celery snip parsley or cilantro.  Add Turkey, celery, parsley and cranberries to batter bowl.

Add grated swiss cheese.

Turkey mixture with cheese


Scoop filling over the center of the dough seam where the top triangles and bottom triangles come together and have been blended so the dough will not come apart.


creating the turkey wreath

Add the pecans to the top of the turkey leftover and cranberry mixture.

alternate trianges over one another

Beginning in the center, lift on dough triangle across the mixture.  Continue alternating with outer triangles slightly overlapping to form the wreath.

brush egg white over wreath

In a bowl separate the egg white, beat and brush lightly over the entire wreath.

Baked turkey wreath

Bake 25 yo 30 minutes at 375.    Yields 10 servings.

turkey and cranberry taste treat


The turkey leftovers with cranberries will delight your guests palate with the unique flavor coming from the tang of the cranberries and dijon mustard.

Serve with a Celebration Cranberry Salad and receive rave reviews!

Prefect way to be creative with turkey leftovers and create a festive, braided warm stuffed treat.

sliced turkey wreath and cranberry celebration salad

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Vegetable Beef Soup In 5 Minutes


Make delicious Vegetable Beef Soup in five minutes of preparation time from left over roast!

It’s easy.  Be organized and stay focused connecting all the cooking dots with Cosmic Cuisine™ to get this done in 5 minutes. 

Get your ingredients out first:

  • Roast, potatoes, carrots, onions and gravy from left over roast.
  • Instant onion and vegetable soup mix.  One packet of each
  • Frozen or fresh spinach, peas, or green beans
  • Any left over frozen vegetables in small quantities
  • One can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 quarts water
  • Add to taste:  beef bullion, pepper ketchup, honey or sweetener

Start  the water boiling while you  chop the left over roast and vegetables.

making vegetable beef soup from left over roast


Dice the meat into cubes.

chop left over roast

Cut the onions, potatoes and carrots into bite size chunks. 

chopped carrots Chopped potatoes dice the cooked onions


Add the onion and vegetable soup mix, frozen spinach, peas or green beans and any left over frozen vegetables, along with the diced can tomatoes to the boiling water.

add diced tomatoes, onion and vegetable instant soup


Then add any left over gravy and bring back to a boil.  Once boiling add the meat and chopped vegetables.

add the left over gravey

Taste the stock and see if you might want to add some additional beef bullion or ketchup.  You can also add some honey or natural sweetener to give it it a softer flavor.  

Simmer for about an hour.

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Freeze small amounts of left over vegetables in ziplock bags to use in soups or pot pies instead of throwing small amounts away. Try one big freezer bag and mix all the vegetables as another option.    Subscribe to our mailing list to get weekly video cow tips on helpful ideas to save time and money.  

Freeze small amounts of leftovers or vegetables you are not going to use before they go bad


The key to connecting the dots in the Cosmic Kitchen is to have the ingredients out ready to go and to focus on one task.  Creating the meal and not multi tasking while finishing this specific job will keep you on track.  Dinner with a five minute preparation should be an achievable goal when you are focused.  

It’s easy to make delicious Vegetable Beef Soup in five minutes from left over roast!



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Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad


Need a HUGE bowl of light, snappy and tasty salad for a party?

Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad  is your dish!

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1 head of Napa Cabbage   (Cut across the whole head, all the way to the end of the stalk)

1/2 large Red Onion Sliced VERY thin
1 big can of Mandarin Oranges (Drain off juice and cut pieces into half)
1 small bag of Craisins or Pomegranate craisins
1 cup toasted sliced or chopped almonds
Cabbage ingredients
Mix in a large bowl.
Cabbage Ingredients cut
1/4 of red onion finely diced
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1.5 tsp. Poppy seeds
1/2 cup Splenda + 1 TBS
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup raspberry or Red wine vinegar
can substitute Rice Vinegar or 3 TBS Strawberry Baslamic vinegar
1 cup olive oil.
can substitute 1/2 c Meyer Lemon olive oil and 1/2c  EVOO
Put all the ingredients except oil in blender and blend….. then slowly pour in the olive oil.
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This recipe makes a lot of dressing.  You may want to cut the recipe in half or make and save for later.
The flavor is so light and tangy your friends will be talking about this for parities to come!
New summer spin on cole slaw that can be fun the entire year round!  Make it more oriental by adding some rice noodles and chicken!
Using the entire head of Napa Cabbage you will have Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad till the cows come home!
Thanks to my friends Jeri and Wendy for sharing!
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Cosmic Easter Chicks Plate CEC


Looking for something fun to take to Easter dinner?

Try a CEC Cosmic Easter Chick plate!

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Have some fun with a deviled egg filling!

For 12 eggs


3/4 cup Mayonaise

1 TBS yellow mustard

1/8 cup diced onion

1/8 cup diced celery

1/4 cup sweet relish

1 teaspoon splenda

raisins for eyes

pimento or carrot chips for nose

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Mix the Mayo, celery, onions, spenda and sweet relish together and then add the mashed yolk of the 12 eggs

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Peel the eggs and cut the hard boiled egg at the top of the egg just so the yolk can come out.

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Fill the egg with the deviled mixture, add the raisin eyes,  pimento nose and put the egg white top on the chick

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Happy Easter to those celebrating and have fun creating your Cosmic Easter Chick plate! 

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Tie Dyed Eggs for Easter

Do you love tie dye?

Create an interesting dish with tie died hard boiled eggs!

To boil eggs!

Place the eggs in a pan in a single layer with cool water covering the eggs by 2 inches.

Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to make the eggs easier to peel.

Bring eggs to a boil and boil the eggs for 1 minute and then take off the heat while leaving covered for 10 minutes.  Time might change depending on the altitude so take one egg out to practice to make sure it is not a deep bright yellow yoke.  If it is keep covered several minutes longer.

Place the eggs in ice water and get ready to dye!

  1.  Crack the egg by rolling on the counter or cutting board
  2.  Place in a baggie to color
  3. Pour the food coloring over the egg in the baggie
  4. Roll the egg round in the baggie with the food coloring to dye the egg
  5. Peel the egg over the sink
  6. Rinse off the egg and share on a plate

Use many different colors to spice up the plate!

Have fun and try different colors for a creative presentation with tie dyed Eggs for your Easter  table.


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