The Best Of November’s Recipes


One of the best things about this time of year is the abundance of comfort food! I have a long list of favorite recipes for the fall and winter, but I tried a few NEW recipes this month and ended up with some keepers. As I do each month, I have rounded them up for you all in one post!

Recipe #1: Thanksgiving Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot

This was definitely my favorite new recipe of the month! I followed Whitney Jordan’s tried and true crock pot method for cooking a frozen (thawed) turkey breast in the crock pot, and it couldn’t have been easier! It yielded a very moist and flavorful turkey without taking up much time OR any space in my oven! I used the gravy packet that came with the turkey, added about a cup of the drippings from the crock pot and had super simple, delicious gravy. I’ll do this again!


Recipe #2: One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac (pictured at the top of the post)

I’ve been on the hunt for a healthier alternative to our beloved Taco Mac and Cheese, and this is it! It’s full of flavor but is much healthier – and can still be made in one pot!

Recipe #3: Greek Grilled Chicken and Hummus Wraps

This one also meets the “quick and healthy” requirement! I served these on the sundried tomato Flat-Out wraps and my husband with very selective food preferences (read: he’s a picky eater) LOVED it. These wraps have been on rotation all month.

Recipe #4: Smoked Sausage Skillet

I actually found this recipe on an advertisement page in a magazine! I used turkey sausage and brown rice to up the “healthy” factor and was really pleased with yet another quick and easy one pot meal! Tip: I make rice in bigger batches and freeze it in individual portions. 

I’m joining some of my favorite bloggers for our monthly roundup of favorite recipes! Be sure to visit their posts (linked below) for lots of new recipe ideas! We all have fairly different cooking styles & preferences, so I know there will be something for everyone. You can also check out the Pinterest board below where we’ve stashed all the recipes we’ve shared in our monthly recipe roundups this year!

Have you tried anything new this month?





15 thoughts on “The Best Of November’s Recipes

  1. That Turkey Taco Chili Mac sounds awesome! And I’d never thought to make turkey in a crock pot! That sure would save time. Great finds!


  2. I’m so glad you loved my crockpot turkey recipe!! Isn’t it so easy!?!? I convinced my mom to give it a try for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I hate dry turkey that takes all day to cook so this recipe is great because it’s so flavorful and the crockpot does all the work. I still love that you served mac & cheese at Thanksgiving – Olive and I would have loved that 🙂 Your Turkey Taco Chili Mac sounds really good! I love a good, hearty soup where I can cook once, but end up with several dinners. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  3. I love cooking a turkey breast in the crock pot – so tender and juicy! I don’t use onion soup mix, though. I just put half an onion in the cavity, add a stick of butter, a little chicken broth and season the turkey with garlic salt, pepper, Herbs de Provence and Creole seasoning. I then use the flavorful drippings to make homemade gravy.

    I followed you here from I’m an Organizing Junkie. I hope you’ll take a moment to visit me at Life With Dee.

    Have a beautiful week!


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