Do you ever just see a recipe and know that it’s just gonna be that good?

My exact thoughts after stumbling across these Iowa Girl Eats mini BBQ cheddar meatloaves!


This girl’s got some fabulous food ideas might I add 🙂


Since I had some ground turkey on hand and the most amazing apple butter bbq sauce that needed using, I modified her fabulous idea into one that fit my ingredient profile…


And a quick change-up by not caramelizing the onion ahead of time was a much welcomed short-cut to fit my busy-night-before-Key West-schedule! 

These turkey loaves came together in no time and baked up just perfectly in the oven too…


And with a side of mac n’ cheese & mixed veggies were definitely a recipe that will be added to my dinner dish repertoire!!

Maybe yours too? 😉

Up next…


Told you I’d been doing at least some cooking around here!

Low fat. Cheesy. Egg noodles. Spinach. You catch my drift….?

This recipe turned out so much better than expected that (1) I surprised myself and (2) I can’t wait to share and (3) a certain skeptical someone may have eaten two helpings with their dinner 😛

I mean, just sayin…

See you soon!! 🙂


  1. Mmmmm!! Ground turkey rocks. And i need to find similar bbq sauce! How does the man like your fabulous cooking?

    • Yes, you would love that sauce! And I’m thinking he’s a happy diner so far, haven’t heard any complaints at least! 😉

  2. Dang girl, you’ve been cookin up a storm!

  3. This looks FABULOUS! And the next recipe has me dying of anticipation as well 🙂

    • Oh girl, I think (hope?) you’ll love it! I honestly thought it would be “just something to use up the ingredients I had on hand” but ended up enjoying it wayyyy more than I anticipated! 🙂

  4. These are wonderful! I know what I am cooking for dinner tonight. And thank you from the McCutcheon’s Apple Products family for sharing out Apple Butter BBQ with your readers!

    • I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!! And I hope more folks get to try this fabulous apple butter bbq sauce, it’s just too good not to share 🙂

  5. Those mini meat loaves are just TOO CUTE! 🙂

    I am pretty excited to see this upcoming recipe that you will be sharing. With those ingredients, it has to be good!

  6. BBQ turkey meatloaf is one of our favorites! I’ve always used a muffin tin versus shaping them out myself but will have to give it a try… And your noodle recipe [I skipped ahead, I’m behind a few days :P] looks delic!

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