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Crockpot Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Crockpot stuffed peppers

I’m actually surprised it’s taken me this long to get here. As in this recipe here. Generally I’m pretty good at putting things I love together and then do like Tim Gunn says and Make It Work. Hence my love for blogging about food, eating and watching tv, cleaning and dancing, drinking wine and doing anything…shall I go on?

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Therefor using that mathematical knowledge, it seems a bit odd that it’s taken me all the time I’ve been crafting this ol blog of mine to put together a recipe that involves peppers, hot sauce and my crockpot. A Jessica trifecta if you will.

A Jessfectica? Hmm.

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Bing, bang, boom.

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And while not every combination of wonderful things that seem like a good idea at first work out… (I’m looking at you, pleather leggings and 5″ heels that I once wore to a bachelorette party, and thankfully only got propositioned for hooking one time that night) … this one was pure no-fuss-dinner-ready-when-you-get-home magic, my friends.

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Crockpot Buffalo Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Serves: 3-4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Totaly cook time: 6-7 hours
You’ll Need:
3 med or 4 small green bell peppers, tops and seeds removed
1 lb ground turkey
1 med. yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup hot sauce of your choice (I use Frank’s RedHot.. always) + extra for serving
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 cup water

Directions: Spray a large pan with olive oil and sautee chopped onion over med-high heat for about 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add ground turkey and parsley, and sautee until browned (about 5-7 minutes). Mix in hot sauce and stir until evenly distributed. Spoon turkey mixture into the peppers and place them in your crockpot. Pour water into the bottom of the crockpot and place the lid ontop, cooking for at least 6 hours on low. (I cooked mine for almost 7 and they were nice and soft.) Once removed from the crockpot, sprinkle with extra hot sauce and enjoy!

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And in case you’re wondering, those leggings later made an appearance when my husband and I went as Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife Beth for Halloween one year, and after that directly into the trash where they belonged. Although don’t think I haven’t almost repurchased a pair from Target in the last year.

When will I learn.


California Girl

Oh my dear, sweet California.

I almost don’t have the words to describe how much this state makes my heart swell. And I mean the whoooole state. (We flew into Redding, CA and drove the whole way down to San Diego, stopping in a different town each day for a video shoot. Yes it was a crapton of driving.) From the snow-capped mountain peaks up north to the breathtaking sunsets and amazing Mexican food in the south, CA was like the geographical soul mate I never knew existed until now. So instead of gushing on for 147984903 words about how much I love it, please enjoy a few select photos to recap the beauty that was my week in sunny California.

1 Sundial Bridge 2 Samuel Horne 3 fish tacos 4 Golden Gate Bridge 6 Lone Cyprus Tree

My first of two trips to In-N-Out (Secret menu, animal fries, WHAT?)

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All of the La Jolla…

8 LJ 1 8 LJ 2 8 LJ 3 8 LJ 5 8 LJ 6 8 LJ 7 8 LJ 8

So that’s it, folks. If you made it through all those, well then you can appreciate why it was so hard for me to leave. I’m currently plotting to sell everything we own and move our little family out to La Jolla, and maybe just live in a van since that’s about all we could afford out there. A girl can dream.


A Few Things Friday

First thing:

Happy Valentine’s Day, e-lovers! You guys are all the like, the foam to my latte. Wait that sounds kind of gross… but whatever, you know what I mean. I like you. A lot.

So where was I? Oh right! A few things Friday. Let’s do it.

2. (I already did one, it was you guys remember? Geez, you forget so easily.) So obviously it snowed a lot and everyone is super stabby about it, myself included, but what’s really grinding my gears is that my wardrobe is suffering immensely. Forget about any shoes other than Uggs or snow boots. I nearly ruined a pair of suede booties the other day because I thought MAYBE it was safe to wear them, but no, road salt was not having it and they ended up looking a rather ashy shade of grey after 20 minutes. And let’s not even talk about the white lines I have on the back of every single pair of pants and tights I own. You’d think I’d be able to get out of the car unscathed at this point but apparently I never learn. Groan.

3. I alluded to my new favorite kitchen tool earlier this week, but I just want to take a moment to briefly geek out about it.


It’s the spiralizer. Which already sounds awesome and kind of bad ass, right? Basically it just takes your boring old veggies and turns them into fun little spirals of goodness. I’ve made all sorts of “pasta” with it, from sweet potatoes and zucchini to beets and eggplant. Even if I wasn’t paleo, I would still think was the Dean’s peanuts. I’m a huge over-eater when it comes to pasta (and really just carbs in general) so this has been an amazing way for me to cut back while I’m trying to re-health myself. Plus there’s a few great blogs out there with tons of recipes for this guy (this is my fave) and really, who doesn’t love a curly sweet potato fry?

3. I finally caught up with Shameless yesterday and um… WOWZA. That show. If any of you are watching it, you know what I’m talking about, and if you’re not, well you should. Just be warned it’s pretty intense. And I will never get over how talented William H. Macy is at playing a degenerate drunk.

4. So I FINALLY read “Gone Girl” (ok, I listened to it, but don’t hate, it helps pass the time while I’m traveling and I get car sick when I read) but anyways, I kind of didn’t like it. *hides behind something* Before you tell me I’m crazy, let me start by saying I figured the whole thing out almost immediately, and the ending? Meh. Not my favorite. I enjoyed the ride of the whole thing, but the ending is so important to me, and I just feel like it could have gone a different/better way. I just started reading (yes, READING) “The Fault in Our Stars” and I can already tell I’m going to love it.

5. You guys… I’m going to California! I know. You don’t even know how excited I am to blow this arctic tundra and get some sunshine on my vampire skin. I will miss Brandon and Mac and I wish they could come with me (it’s for work) but at this point all I can think about is weather over 50. And we’ll be traveling from top to bottom so I’ll get to see a lot of beautiful scenery and cities that I’ve always wanted to visit, but PAH-LEASE share if you’ve got any recommendations for me! We are already planning on the 17 mile drive and obviously I’m trying to make them stop at the Full House house (because duh) but otherwise I’m open to ideas.

Alright my little candy hearts, I hope you all have lovely Valentine’s Days!

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xoxo Jess


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