Turkey Pepperoni Meatloaf


567 grams ground turkey
240 mls marinara sauce
120 mls shredded Italian 6-cheese blend
120 mls Italian seasoned dried bread crumbs
120 mls finely chopped onion
16 small slices turkey pepperoni
1 large egg
10 mls minced garlic
1 mls salt



1.In a medium bowl, using your hands or a wooden spoon, mix ground turkey, 1⁄2 cup marinara sauce, 1⁄4 cup cheese blend, the bread crumbs and onion, egg, garlic and salt until blended. Pat mixture over bottom of a 3 1⁄2-qt slow-cooker (if using a larger cooker, pat mixture into an 8-in. round). Spread top with 1⁄4 cup marinara sauce.

2.Cover and cook on low 4 to 6 hours

3.Spread with remaining sauce, sprinkle with remaining cheese, then top with remaining pepperoni and peppers. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle with basil; cut in wedges.


Apple Coleslaw



Poppy Seed Honey Dressing:

1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup poppy seeds
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 medium cabbage, cored, finely shredded
1 purplemedium cabbage, cored, finely shredded
4 large apples, chopped
1 cup cranberries, optional
1 cup of pecans


Prepare the Poppy Seed Dressing. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients together until well blended. Set aside.

Prepare the salad. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, apples,  cranberries, and pecans. Pour in the reserved dressing and toss until well blended. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving, mixing the salad at least once to evenly distribute the dressing.