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Jo-Anna Rooney

Pretty Fall Porch

Welcome to my Pretty Fall Porch!  I hope you find some inspiration to welcome friends and family to your home for the coziest season of all.  Hello fall!

Today I’m excited to be joining a group of 25 bloggers and we are sharing our fall porch tours!  Thank you to Krista of Happy Housie for organizing.  Make sure to check out all the fall porches in the links at the bottom of this post!  xo 

This is the strangest fall in recent memory.  It’s like it switched from summer to winter overnight, in fact we’ve already had snow!  I was SO looking forward to a warm and sunshiny fall…oh well…Mother Nature had other plans I guess.  The one nice thing about the temps being cool is that it’s been inspiring for my fall decorating.  I didn’t feel like I was rushing the seasons by pulling out all of my fall decorations. Instead I just embraced it with open arms. I got busy decorating the interior of my home for fall, then I turned my attention to my front porch.  I always like to welcome friends and family with a pretty porch.  Come and have a look!

Pretty Fall Porch

I never really have a plan when it come to my decorating.  Sometimes I’ll see something like flowers, or a pillow or some decoration that will suddenly inspire how I’m going to decorate.

Pretty Fall Porch

This year for my porch it all started with a poofy maroon pumpkin and a giant pot of purply coloured mums.

Pretty Fall Porch

Then I stumbled upon some grey and white pumpkins at a local farm and things just went from there.

Pretty Fall Porch

I bought as many pumpkins as I could…I think I ended up with about 8. Honestly, if they weren’t so expensive I would have bought about 20 more…I have a pumpkin weakness. Then I paired them up with more white and blue pumpkins that I bought last year for my fall mantel.  All the pumpkins.

Pretty Fall Porch

Then I added some fairy lights and sprigs of Dusty Miller…I love the soft greys and blues together.

Pretty pretty pretty

Pretty Fall Porch

Because I can’t resist the leafy wreath I made a few years ago I hung it on my door again this year.  Then I finished things off with a cozy plaid fall blanket, some blue ribbon on my flowers to tie in with the colour of the pumpkins, and added a few baskets and fall decorations I already had.  I love how it all came together.

Pretty Fall Porch

I especially love how nice everything looks at night…I could have fairy lights everywhere!

Pretty Fall Porch

Thank you for stopping by to see my fall porch.  I hope you leave inspired to decorate your entryway!

 

Now come on inside and see my Cozy Fall Home Tour!

Cozy Fall Home Tour

My Fall Porches from Past Years:

More Fall Porches to check out:

Make sure to check out all these fall porches…I hope you’ll be inspired to decorate your home.  Happy fall y’all!

The Happy Housie // Rooms FOR Rent // Bless’er House
Lolly Jane // Finding Silver Pennies

Clean and Scentsible // Jenna Kate at Home // Craftberry Bush
Inspiration for Moms // Willow Street Interiors

Maison de Cinq // Maison de Pax // Just a Girl and Her Blog
Life on Virginia Street // Modern Glam

Taryn Whiteaker // TIDBITS // A Pretty Life
Town and Country Living // Southern State of Mind

Setting for Four // Vinyet etc. // Amber Tysl //
Deeply Southern Home // Hallstrom Home

Have an inspired day!

Easy Crockpot Borscht

Make this Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht for dinner tonight!  This soup is loaded with healthy vegetables. Add a dollop of sour cream and some fresh dill and you have yourself a delicious meal!

We’ve had the coldest fall I can remember.  September came in like November, with grey skies and snow.  I was really hoping for a sunshiny and warm September that would make it feel like summer had been extended for a few weeks, but that’s not what we got, and that’s ok.  The one good thing about this weather is that it inspires me to get out my crockpot and make warm & hearty meals like this Borscht.

Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht

I originally found this Borscht recipe in the cookbook The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson, and have made it quite a few times over the years.  With a few revisions made over time, this recipe is now one of my most favourite soup recipes.  It’s hearty, healthy and so easy to make.  And as a major bonus, everyone in my family also loves it…even our pickiest eater!

 

Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht

This soup is chock full of vegetables…beets, carrots, onions, garlic and potatoes.  Top it off with dollop of sour cream and some fresh dill and you the most delicious soup.  So, so, so gooooood!

Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht

Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht

Look at that gorgeous beet colour!  So healthy and so good.  I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we do.

Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht

I also love that this soup makes a BIG batch.  I freeze half for busy winter nights.

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Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hr 30 min
  • Total Time: -25631971.133333 minute
  • Yield: 10 servings

Description

Make this Easy Slow Cooker / Crockpot Borscht for dinner tonight!  This soup is loaded with healthy vegetables. Add a dollop of sour cream and some fresh dill and you have yourself a delicious meal!


Ingredients

Soup

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black peppercorns
  • 1 – 28 oz can chopped tomatoes with the juice
  • 5 medium beets, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups vegetable stock (beef stock works nice too)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 cups finely shredded cabbage

Garnishes

  • sour cream
  • finely chopped fresh dill

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions, celery and carrots, and cook, stirring often, until softened. About 5 – 7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, salt and peppercorns and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Transfer the carrot/onion/celery mixture to your slow cooker.
  5. Add and stir in the tomatoes and juices, beets, potato and stock.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
  7. After this time add the vinegar, and cabbage, mix well and cook on high for 20 – 30 minutes more.

Option: A Smooth or Chunky Borscht:

  1. Option #1:  Once the borscht is done cooking you can serve it as is.  The soup base will be clear and the vegetables chunky.
  2. Option #2: If you prefer a more smooth borscht you can puree the entire soup.
  3. Option #3 (my favourite):  Scoop out half of the cooked vegetables, and puree the remaining vegetables and broth.  Then add back the scoop of vegetables.

Recipe adapted from The 163 Best Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes by Judith Finlayson, www.robertrose.ca

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Have a delicious day!

Easy Crockpot Borscht {A Pretty Life}

This post was originally published in 2013, but I have recently updated it with new pictures!

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Fabulous Food Ideas for Thanksgiving

A huge selection of  Fabulous Food Ideas for Thanksgiving!  Everything from breakfast ideas, to appetizers, salads, side dishes, desserts and the main dish!  Enjoy!

I love Thanksgiving and look forward to it every year!  I actually can’t believe it’s already here…it always sneaks up on me.  But am I ever glad it is, because Thanksgiving is the best. The leaves.  The crisp fall air.  The turkey.  The pumpkin pie.  Oh man the food!  And speaking of food, if you need some Thanksgiving food inspiration I have compiled a huge list of my favourite Thanksgiving recipes!  Everything from breakfast ideas, to appetizers, salads, side dishes, desserts and the main dish!  So dig in!

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes {A Pretty Life}BDe- – – 

Thanksgiving Breakfast Ideas:

Pumpkin Delight Dessert {A Pretty Life}

Thanksgiving Desserts, Cakes, Breads:

Baked Goat Cheese Spinach Dip

Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas:

Kale & Roasted Squash Fall Salad

Thanksgiving Salads:

Wild Rice Stuffing with Apples and Raisins

Thanksgiving Side Dishes:

Traditional Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy

Thanksgiving Main Dish Recipes:

Now I’m off to bake a couple things for the weekend!  I feel my pants getting tighter as we speak…

Have a delicious day!

This post was originally published in 2012, and I have updated it with more delicious recipes for today!

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

This Pumpkin Pie Dip tastes just like pumpkin pie!  Serve with homemade Pie Crust Dippers and extra whipped cream.  A perfect fall dessert.

This summer I was chatting with my mom and she mentioned a brilliant recipe idea that I just knew I had to make…a pie dip with pie crust dippers.  We originally talked about a peach pie dip, which I’m definitely going to make, but since we’re in the middle of pumpkin-everything-season, I figured I should make a Pumpkin Pie Dip first.  And friends, I don’t regret it one bit.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

For this dip I wanted to make some really fun pie dippers so I used the leaf pie stamps that you’ve seen before on my Apple Pie and Turkey Pot Pie.  Pie stamps are THE BEST invention.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

I used my tried and true pie crust recipe to make these adorable and delicious pie crust dippers.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

But first, one must sprinkle on copious amounts of cinnamon and sugar before they go into the oven…

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

And you end up with the cutest, most flaky and cinnamon-y dippers for your Pumpkin Pie Dip.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

Now for the best part…let’s make the dip.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

This pumpkin pie dip is made with just a few simple ingredients, and requires no cooking or baking.  And you can whip it up in just minutes…and you can enjoy it right away.  BUT, I recommend letting the dip rest for at least an hour (overnight is best) so all the flavours have a chance to meld together.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

Make sure to have extra whipped cream so each bite tastes just like pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

So good.  This is a really fun way to serve up a fall favourite.  It would be great for parties…people LOVE dips.

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

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Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

This Pumpkin Pie Dip tastes just like pumpkin pie!  Serve with homemade Pie Crust Dippers and extra whipped cream.  A perfect fall dessert.

Note:  I recommend letting the finished dip rest for at least an hour (overnight is best) so all the flavours have a chance to meld together.


Ingredients

Pie Crust Dippers (makes about 100 pie dippers):

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup lard
  • 1/4 cold water
  • milk
  • cinnamon & sugar mix

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 oz of cream cheese (1/2 an 8 oz block)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups whipped cream, separated (you can make homemade whipped cream or use Cool Whip)

Instructions

Pie Crust Dippers:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl.
  3. With a pie cutter, cut in the lard/shortening until the particles are like coarse sand.
  4. Sprinkle in the water, 1 tsp or so at a time, mixing lightly with a fork.
  5. Press the the dough into a ball.
  6. On a piece of parchment paper, roll out the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Using pie stamps, stamp out your dippers.
  8. You can use the left over dough and roll it out again to make more dippers.
  9. Line up the dippers on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  10. Brush them with milk and generously sprinkle with a cinnamon & sugar mixture.
  11. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until they are lightly golden.  Watch them carefully so they don’t burn.
  12. When they’re done baking remove them from the oven and set aside to cool.

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip:

  1. Using a mixer, cream together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cream cheese and spices, until smooth.
  2. By hand, stir in 1 cup of the whipped cream (use the other 1 cup for serving).

Putting it all together:

  • Serve the pumpkin pie cheesecake dip with the pie crust dippers and use the extra whipped cream to top them…just like pumpkin pie! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Dip with Pie Crust Dippers

 

More Delicious Pumpkin Recipes:

Make sure to stop by this post for a collection of my pumpkin recipes!

16+ Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Have a delicious day!

Airfryer Zucchini Fries

This recipe for Airfryer Zucchini Fries is so simple and delicious!  Made in less than 30 minutes and with just 5 ingredients, they’re perfect for busy weeknight suppers!

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Disclosure: I am working with Philips and I am excited to share Philips products and delicious recipes I have made with them!  I have been compensated, but as always, all pictures, views and opinions are my own.

It’s hard to believe that it’s half way through September and the kids have been back to school for two weeks already!  Time flies, and all of a sudden summer is over and fall is here.  And these are very busy days…this time of year is all about planning, organizing and getting back into routine.  Because between the school shuffle, fall sports, and me back to work full time, it can feel very chaotic.  I’m also very relieved for the routine of it all.

One thing I love most about fall is the routine of meal making.  Because we’re back to a schedule, it’s much easier for me to take the time to think more about what we’re eating, and make meal plans.  I don’t want to be thinking about what’s for dinner every day, I want a plan.  What are we having, and how can I get it on the table quick?

My biggest cooking tip and time saver is to use ingredients that are in season.  This is also a really great way to keep the grocery bills manageable.  And there’s no better time than early fall to stock up on seasonal produce.  I buy loads of fresh market vegetables and start there for my meal planning.  Soups and stews with fresh garden carrots and potatoes.  Roasted chicken with roasted seasonal vegetables.  The possibilities are endless.

Philips Airfryer XXL (Model: HD9630/96)

My next tip is to use kitchen tools that make cooking times quick, so you can get dinner on the table fast!  One of the best kitchen tools that I have added to my kitchen is the Philips Airfryer.  Since having an Airfryer in my kitchen arsenal, I use it a lot.  A lot.  For potatoes, fries, crispy wings, roasted vegetables and pretty much anything that I don’t want to cook in oil.  Recently I tried out a new Airfryer model, the Philips XXL Airfryer which is the largest Airfryer that Philips sells.  And I have to tell you, I’m LOVING the larger size of this model.  With  a 3 pound capacity (6 portions) the Philips XXL Airfryer easily handles a whole chicken or two bags of fries!  This is awesome for my family of 5…I can make enough food for all of us without having to do it in batches.  And it also means that I can have dinner on the table fast.

Recently for dinner I used this new Airfryer to make zucchini fries.  With zucchini, zucchini, zucchini everywhere, I buy loads of it for baking and for dinner side dishes.  One of the first things I was excited about making were Airfryer Zucchini Fries.  I love zucchini fries, but don’t love having to fry them in oil…and now with my Airfryer I don’t have to!  The XXL uses hot air to fry your food with a tablespoon or less of oil, or even no oil!  So with less fat and no oil these are basically guilt free zucchini fries. Yes.

These zucchini fries are SO easy to make.  10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cook time, you end up with crispy, delicious zucchini fries. So good. Oh, and did I mention you only need 5 simple ingredients to make them?

The fries are coated in a bread crumb/parmesan cheese mixture and added to the Airfyer.  You can load up the basket and layer the fries as well…I’ll do that if I’m making a really big batch…I just lay them in such a way that air can flow freely between them so they’re crunchy on the outside.

Airfryer Zucchini Fries

Crunchy on the outside, tender and firm on the inside…just the way a zucchini fry is supposed to be.

Airfryer Zucchini Fries

A delicious weeknight side dish that is perfect with roast chicken!  Enjoy.

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Airfryer Zucchini Fries


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

This recipe for Airfryer Zucchini Fries is so simple and delicious!  Made in less than 30 minutes and with just 5 ingredients, they’re perfect for busy weeknight suppers!


Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions

  1. Cut the whole zucchini into 4 inch chunks.  Then slice the zucchini pieces in half, then again into quarters, making them 1/2 inch wide pieces (the sticks should be roughly 4 inches long and a 1/2 inch wide).  Trim off the seeded centres.
  2. In a bowl combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and seasoning salt.
  3. In a separate bowl melt the butter.
  4. Dip the zucchini pieces into the melted butter.
  5. Then roll them in the bread crumb mixture.
  6. Add the zucchini fries to the Airfryer basket, making sure not to fill it too full.
  7. Fry them for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. Serve with ranch dressing and enjoy!

What I love about the Philips XXL Airfryer:

  • The size!  This model has a large basket so I can cook in batches big enough for my family.  It fits a whole chicken or 2 bags of French fries!
  • It doesn’t require oil! I love that foods turn out crispy and delicious without unhealthy oil.  It also removes excess fat for healthier meals and snacks!
  • It’s SO easy to use and cooks fast!  Just place your food in the Airfryer basket and set the time…cooking is four times faster than a standard oven!
  • You don’t need to preheat!  Just put your foods in the basket and go.
  • This model has a storage box for the cord right on the appliance…I love not having cords dangle during storage.
  • It’s easy to clean.  It has a removable QuickClean basket and non-stick drawer for fast, easy and dishwasher-safe cleaning.

Philips Airfryer XXL (Model: HD9630/96)

Tips, Tricks and Good-to-know info:

  • This is the most powerful and largest Airfryer from Philips.
  • The TwinTurboStar technology constantly circulates heat, extracting excess fat from food, and captures it all in the bottom of the Airfryer.
  • The Starfish design at the bottom of the pan circulates air 360°, resulting in the most evenly cooked food.
  • With the Airfryer you can grill, bake and even roast your favourite dishes.
  • Download the Philips Airfryer app to get over 200 recipes, step-by-step instructions, shopping lists, manuals and more tips and tricks!

Philips Airfryer XXL (Model: HD9630/96)

Where to Purchase the Philips XXL Airfryer :

  • The digital model of the Philips XXL Airfryer will be available online and in stores across Canada this September including at: Hudson’s Bay Company, Amazon, and specialty appliance retailers.

Have a delicious day!

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Welcome to my Cozy Fall Home Tour!  Find some inspiration to decorate your home for the coziest season of all.  Hello fall!

My home tour is 1 of 18 Canadian Fall Home Tours hosted by Christina of The DIY Mommy and Shannon of Home Made Lovely!  I hope you can take a moment to visit all of these beautiful and cozy fall homes and get inspired!  You can find all the links at the bottom of this post.

Welcome to my fall home tour!  It certainly feels like fall here…cold temps and fall leaves have appeared overnight it seems, and I’m totally ok with it.  It certainly makes decorating for fall easy…I’m ready for all the cozy!  Fall colours, soft blankets and pillows, pumpkins…bring it on.  It’s fall y’all!

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Fall in the Living Room

I changed things up this year and decided to incorporate more warm and rich colours into my fall decor.  I love orange in fall, but I’m going to bring that colour out closer to Halloween.  For now, in this early season of fall, I kept things quite low key and I’m loving it.

Cozy Fall Home Tour

I kept my mantel very simple for this season.  I incorporated a lot of pattern and floral in my living room space, and I didn’t want to overwhelm everything with a busy mantel.  So I didn’t really do much as far as decorating here. In fact, I think those candles and that macrame hanging have been there since the spring…but that’s ok, they work for fall too.  And my $5 thrift store Hollyhock painting?  I plopped that down there in July and haven’t moved it since.  I don’t know where to hang it right now, and I like to look at it, so there it sits.  It was actually that Hollyhock painting that inspired my more muted and rich look for this fall…I love the colour of the flowers.

Cozy Fall Home Tour: DIY Floral Hoop Wreath

Then I added my Fall Floral Hoop Wreath because I thought that it matched the painting really nicely.  I like how it all looks together.

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Then I added all the pumpkins! Last fall I bought quite a few blue and white pumpkins from the craft store, and this year I found some real grey and white pumpkins at The Saskatoon Farm near us and mixed them all in together.

Cozy Fall Home Tour

There’s something quite beautiful about grey and white pumpkins….

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Cozy Fall Home Tour

I love the grey and blue hues for fall…they look lovely with the plum and rich green tones that are in the throw pillows I bought for this season.

Cozy Fall Home Tour

I’m LOVING these colours for fall…they work so well with my velvet couches don’t they?

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Cozy Fall Home Tour

More pumpkins, some Dusty Miller sprigs and more pillows…never too many pillows.

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Fall in the Eating Nook

I also added a few simple fall touches to my eating nook…I’m really enjoying the quiet soft hues this year.

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Cozy Fall Home Tour

Well that wraps up my very simple fall home tour, I hope you enjoyed it!  When I share my home with you, it is in hopes that you may find inspiration to create a cozy home for you and your family. xo

Let’s Go On A Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tour:

If you are looking for more ideas for your own home, I hope you can take some time to check out these beautiful fall homes that are part of this Canadian Bloggers Fall Home Tour!  Another great way is to follow the hashtag #CBHomeTour on Instagram!

Woman in Real Life | Making it in the Mountains | Love Create Celebrate | Vinyet Etc

Home Made Lovely | Creek Line House | The Learner Observer | Northern Style Exposure | Fynes Designs

The DIY Mommy | PMQ for Two | Life is a Party | Clean and Scentsible | So Much Better with Age

A Pretty Life | Home to Heather | This Mamas Dance | The Happy Housie

My Previous Fall Home Tours:

Have an inspired day!

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

Make this Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll recipe for the holiday season (it’s perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas)!  Savoury stuffing rolled inside a tender turkey breast.  Easy and ready in 2 hours!

I partnered with Canadian Turkey to bring you this delicious Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll recipe, and was compensated for my time, but the recipe, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always.  We really love turkey.

How is it already the middle of September?  Overnight it went from summer right into fall…in fact we’re already expecting snow this week!  What?!  But the nice thing about the change in weather is that it’s easy to turn my thinking towards Thanksgiving meal planning…because really, it’s only a couple of weeks away for us Canadians!  And I like to be prepared.  This year we’re changing things up and are heading to the BC for a west coast Thanksgiving.  Just the 5 of us, which will be a first.  So because our gathering is small, a whole roasted turkey will be too much for our dinner.  Instead I’m going to make this Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll.

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

This Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll recipe makes about 6 servings so it’s the perfect size for a small holiday gathering.  And it’s combines the turkey and stuffing into one beautiful dish.  Another nice thing about this recipe is that you can have it on the table in less than 2 hours!  So if you don’t feel like roasting a whole turkey, this is a perfect recipe..and it’s much easier.

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

Putting this stuffed turkey breast together is really easy, I promise!  For this recipe I used a 2 lb turkey breast, and using a mallet I flattened the meat to a thickness of just less than 1/2 an inch (see the recipe below for full instructions).  Then add the stuffing and get ready to roll.

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

I used a baking twine to wrap the turkey breast and secure the stuffing in place.  And because I used a skinless turkey breast, I wrapped the whole thing in bacon (you can use turkey bacon too) to keep the meat moist and add more rich flavour.  So good.  Bacon wrapped turkey is really delicious!

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

Then into the oven it goes for about 1 and 1/2 hours.  Oh, and if you can’t get all the stuffing into the turkey roll, just add it to the pan and let it roast in all the pan drippings…you won’t regret it. 😉

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

And voila!  A tender, moist and super delicious stuffed turkey breast!  Tastes like the holidays.

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

Serve with all your favourite holiday side dishes like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, homemade buns and salad.  Yum.

Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll

A perfect holiday recipe.  Enjoy!

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Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Description

Make this Stuffed Turkey Breast Roll recipe for the holiday season (it’s perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas)!  Savoury stuffing rolled inside a tender turkey breast.  Easy and ready in 2 hours!


Ingredients

Turkey

  • 1 – 1 1/2 to 2 lb turkey breast
  • 6 – 8 pieces of turkey bacon or bacon

Stuffing:

  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 5 cups of cubed bread
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 apple, chopped

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Stuffing:

  1. Melt the butter over low-medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped celery and onions and cook until tender.
  3. Add the bread cubes, and mix until the bread is coated in butter.
  4. Add salt, sage, thyme, and apples. Mix well.
  5. Set aside.

Turkey:

  1. Lay the turkey breast out on a piece of parchment paper.
  2. Lay another piece of parchment over the top of the turkey.
  3. Using a soft mallet, pound the turkey until it is an even thickness, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Putting it all together:

  1. Spread the stuffing over the top of the turkey breast, leaving about a 1/2 inch border around the edge of the turkey.  If you have too much stuffing, set it aside to put in the roasting dish later.
  2. Roll up the turkey breast like a jelly roll.
  3. Secure the turkey with baking twine.
  4. At this point you can stuff any extra stuffing into the ends of the roll.
  5. Wrap the turkey roll with bacon, making sure to cover the surface of the turkey.
  6. Place the turkey roll into a roasting dish.
  7. If you have extra stuffing, add it to the roasting pan, alongside the turkey roll.
  8. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature of the turkey breast roll reaches 165 degrees.
  9. Once the turkey roll has finished roasting, remove it from the oven onto a cutting board, cover it with foil and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
  10. When you’re ready to serve, cut the roll into 3/4 inch slices.  Enjoy!

More Delicious Holiday Turkey Recipes:

5 reasons to reach for turkey!

1. It’s easy to substitute.  Turkey makes everyday meals delicious and tasty. It’s packed with deep and satisfying flavour and you can easily substitute turkey into any of your family’s favourite meals.

2. Turkey is lean but juicy. It’s hard to believe but with turkey, both white and dark cuts are lean. That means you can enjoy any cut you prefer, and feel good knowing you are choosing a healthy protein without compromising on flavour, tenderness or juiciness.

3. There’s so much to choose from. Turkey is such a versatile protein, with so many cuts of both dark and white meat to choose from, including ground meat, legs, drumsticks, breast steaks, breast rolls, breast roasts, thighs, drummettes, wings, sausages, and burgers. With such a wide selection, you can enjoy turkey at breakfast, lunch or dinner, with leftovers that taste delicious the next day. Look for a variety of cuts at your local grocer or butcher.

4. Turkey packs a flavour punch.  Turkey plays well with other flavours. It’s hearty taste and texture marries well with bold profiles, making it a perfect partner for spices and rubs. Make recipes your own by using your family’s favourite flavours and change up your everyday dishes using rubs, marinades and sauces.

5. Turkey is perfect for penny pinchers.  Turkeys are generally larger than other poultry options and deliver a lot of meat for the price. Whole birds can be roasted for pennies per pound, and are a perfect choice for batch cooking meals or freezing leftover meat that can come in handy as an everyday meal starter. Cuts like drums, breasts and thighs are super-sized, so you need fewer pieces to feed your family and plan for leftovers to stock your fridge.

Canadian Turkey Recipes, Tips and Nutrition:

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