Happy Thanksgiving



I love Thanksgiving because it allows us the time and opportunity to show those close to us just how important they truly are.  Columnist Courtland Milloy once highlighted the importance of this day through this poignant quotation, “Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.”

I am thankful to you, my friends and readers, for your continued support.  I enjoy blogging about food even more today than I did when I first started and I’m very grateful for that.  I love this community of foodies and bloggers and I’m looking forward to spending some time in person with some of you in the new year!



I’ve put together a list of some of my recipes that you can use for your leftover turkey – soups, casseroles, pasta – all that fun stuff!

I hope everyone gets to put their feet up (if only for a few minutes!) and enjoy your friends, family and some fun.  Happy Thanksgiving !

Turkey Leftover Recipes - simply fresh dinners

Healthy Recipes for your Leftover Turkey

 Tuscan Bean Casserole

Chinese Chicken Vegetable Soup

Mexican Beans, Tomatoes and Rice


Baked Penne with Turkey, Tomatoes and Basil

Budget-Wise, Versatile Soup

Healthy Turkey Chili

Tuscan Vegetable Bean Soup


  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    November 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    GOOD EVENING my friend! I love turkey leftovers and ours are usually so delicious because of the way I prepare the turkey. I just got our turkey breast tonight and will start to marinate it late tomorrow night or even early Thursday. French haricot verts, roasted chestnuts and roasted potatoes and PINK CHAMPAGNE will be on the menu!

    Thank YOU for your support and friendship throughout the year dear Robyn. You mean a lot to me, and your care really got me through a rough year with the dizziness. THANK YOU!

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      November 26, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Oh my gosh, Anita, your menu sounds so scrumptious. Love the addition of champagne as well!
      You are a wonderful, sweet lady, and I’m so happy to share a friendship with you. Lots of love to you!
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    Bam's Kitchen
    November 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    It is such a beautiful Thanksgiving table. Is this at your house? Amazing! Great Leftovers list round up! Thank you Robyn for being a dear blogging buddy and for your support. Take care, BAM
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      November 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

      What would I have done without you, Bobbi? Our trials and tribulations with the food blogging world were made easier with your help and support. Goodness, I’m getting all teary now with all these lovely comments this morning!
      PS..not my table, lol. I saw it online and just had to post because it’s so beautiful!
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    November 25, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Robyn, your table is so beautiful, what a wonderful post. Happy Thanksgiving!
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      November 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Happy Thanksgiving, Cheri. I hope the weather cools down a little for you. And be careful with those cutting boards! Big hugs to you and your family 🙂
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    November 25, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    My dear, it is I who is thankful for YOU! I often think that if I had not started a blog 2 1/2 half years ago than I never would have met so many wonderful friends around the world. You, sweet Robyn, are truly precious – it is an honor and a blessing to “know” you through blogging 🙂 Thank you for being an inspiration with not just your amazing recipes, but also with your kindness and love. . .you truly inspire me in more ways than one.

    Thanks for the leftover food ideas – they will definitely come in handy! And are the pictures of your table settings? They are gorgeous!

    Love and hugs to you!
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      November 26, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Well, now you`ve left me speechless, Stephanie! Thank you so much for all of your kind words. You have become a true friend and the life you live is an example for all of us to admire and emulate. I`m very grateful to count you as a close friend.
      Much love to you and your family, Stephanie! xoxo
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    Laura Irion // Avery Street Design
    November 25, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Ahh, this is perfect!! I was just writing my meal plan for the week, came to Friday, and blanked. What should I plan for turkey leftovers?! And here you are to answer that question! Thank you! And thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog…I’m so glad to find yours as well. 🙂 Those tablescapes are in-credible. xoxo!
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      November 26, 2014 at 9:43 am

      I wish I was more organized and had a meal plan each week, Laura. I used to do it and saved so much on groceries and time! I think I`ll aim for that in the new year.
      Thanks for visiting and Happy Thanksgiving to you! oxox
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    November 25, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Love the quote that you shared. (Can’t wait for leftover meals, too!)
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      November 26, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Happy Thanksgiving, Traci! If you like the quote then I picked a winner! I love getting your little gems in my email box each day 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
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    Gourmet Getaways
    November 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe list! I agree – the warmth of the moment enjoyed with family and friends is the best in every occasion. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx
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    November 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I’ll totally be using some of these for sure!
    Have a happy and blessed thanksgiving.
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    November 29, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Happy belated Thanksgiving my friend! When counting my blessings you are definitely one of them. Grateful for your blog friendship, help and cooking inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your weekend : )
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