Sharing Your Favorites

Over the weekend, I added a new feature to the blog. See this in the sidebar?

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These are the posts I have shared recently in Google Reader. So now, even if you aren’t following me in Google Reader (though if you want to, click here!), you can see some of my favorite recent posts. Kind of like an everyday “Savvy Selections.”

If readers click on a post title, they will be taken directly to the post on the blog it came from. If they click “view all,” they will see everything I have shared in Reader.

Want to add one to your own site?

Step 1. Go into Google Reader and click on “People you follow.”

Step 2. Click on “sharing settings”

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Step 3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to where it says “Your shared items page.” Click on “Add a clip to your web site or blog.”

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Step 4. Add a title and choose the color and number of items for your widget.

Note: I selected “show item notes” so that readers will see any notes I made when I shared the post. You can also choose to show where the posts came from (“show item sources”), but I felt like both the sources + notes looked too busy for my site.

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Step 5. Copy the code you are given and paste it into a text widget on WordPress. Click save and you’re done!

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Do you share posts on Google Reader?

And, anyone know how to do this in Blogger?

Using Your Leftovers: Quick Turkey Enchiladas

For the record, mixing all your Thanksgiving leftovers into one big bowl of holiday goodness makes a fantastic dinner. And for the record, I can’t eat these bowls more than 2 days in a row without getting bored.

On Sunday night, I needed a dinner with a completely different flavor. But I didn’t want to start from scratch. It seemed like such a waste of time when we still had SO many leftovers in the fridge.

Seriously, a good 1/3 of our fridge was jam-packed with leftovers.

What’s has a completely different flavor from traditional Thanksgiving leftovers? Mexican food, that’s what. Enter: turkey enchiladas. And not just any turkey enchiladas. Thirty-minutes-or-less turkey enchiladas.


I originally intended to make these with goat cheese, until I realized that I had no goat cheese. So instead, I used the jalapeno cheddar I received in a Hickory Farms box via Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker program.


Quick Turkey Enchiladas

Makes 6 enchiladas

2 tsp olive oil

1 c chopped bell pepper

1 c frozen corn

1 tsp dried cilantro

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp coriander

1/2 tsp cumin

1 c shredded turkey

2 oz shredded cheddar

6 fajita-sized flour tortillas

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large skillet or wok, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and cook until they begin to soften, about 4-5 minutes. Add the corn and spices and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Finally, add the turkey and cheese and heat until the cheese is melted.

Savvy Tip: To shred the turkey, pull it apart with 2 forks or with the flat side of a butter knife.

Scoop about 1/4 cup of the filling into the center of a tortilla. Begin to roll the tortilla, folding in the ends halfway through. Finish rolling and place in a greased 9×9″ baking dish. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Serve with salsa and chips and enjoy!