Monday, July 28, 2014

Guest Post Series: A Recipe from Mix and Match Mama

As you may have seen yesterday, we are at the hospital welcoming our sweet baby boy into the world! I'll be back to share pictures and stats and stories once we're home and settled, but today I have a fun new series to share!

I am so excited to begin this series of sharing some of my favorite bloggers with you guys. Each week, I'll be sharing one guest post from one of my favorite bloggers- they'll be covering topics like food, fashion, and travel and letting you get to know them a little bit in their posts- fun right?!

Kicking off the series today is Shay Shull from Mix and Match Mama blog. Shay has two beautiful kids after a long struggle with infertility, is in the process of adopting a sweet girl from another country, and loves to cook as much as I do.

In fact, she recently wrote about being invited to cook for Paula Deen's new network! Ah! Such a dream of mine to cook one of my recipes on TV. I have this vision of one day cooking for Hoda and Kathy Lee on The Today Show. Ahhhh... what a day that would be! 

Right, back to Shay...

There is so much to love about her, her two blogs, and her sweet family.

Today she'll be sharing one of her many delicious recipes with you guys! 


Hi!  I'm Shay...otherwise known as the Mix and Match Mama

Each day, I blog simple, easy and yummy recipes perfect for busy families.  Along with my foodie blog, I also have a lifestyle blog where I talk about everything from parenting to traveling, clothes, adoption, infertility, organization and everything in between. 

Come check out my foodie blog here and my family blog here.

Today, I'm showing you one of our very favorite suppers...turkey burgers!  

My Caprese Turkey Burgers are perfect for summer.  Enjoy!

Shopping List
1 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 pound ground turkey
1 box chopped frozen spinach, thawed and all of the excess water squeezed out
4 thick slices of fresh mozzarella
Basil to garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper  
Burger Buns

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

On a foil lined baking sheet (makes for easy clean up), spread out your tomatoes.  Drizzle about two tablespoons of EVOO down over the tops of the tomatoes and a liberal amount of salt and pepper.

Roast your tomatoes about 15 minutes.  

While the tomatoes are roasting, make your burgers.  In a medium sized bowl, combine ground turkey and spinach.  Form turkey mixture into 4 burger patties.  

On the outside grill (or indoor grill pan), cook burgers about 8 minutes per side over medium-high heat.   

Remove cooked patties from grill and assemble your burgers.  Top your bun with a patty, a piece of fresh mozzarella, some of your roasted tomatoes, a few torn basil leaves and then drizzle everything with a bit of EVOO and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Thanks for letting me share a recipe with you today!  You can find more of me here...

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Thank you Shay, for kicking off this series!

I wonder who next week's guest blogger will be?!

Have a great week! I know we will. ;)



  1. Yum! This recipe looks so tasty!

  2. Fun guest post series! I have an interview series on my blog, and Shay was nice enough to do it too! I love her and her blog! And now I found your blog through her :)