Turkey-and-Cranberry Burrito


“Everyone else had families, and went east or west or just down the block for Easter or Thanksgiving, but not Gillian. She could always be counted on to take a holiday shift, and afterward she always found herself drawn to the best bar in town, where special hors d’oeuvres are set out for festive occasions, hard-boiled eggs tinted pale pink and aqua, or little turkey-and-cranberry burritos.” —Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

The recipe below is very simple and more like general direction more than a recipe with measurements and such; you can adapt it to how you like.

Turkey-and-Cranberry Burrito

  • Flour Tortilla
  • Cooked Turkey Breast, shredded or cut into bite-sized chunks/strips
  • Mayonnaise
  • Whole Cranberry Sauce
  • Leafy Green, like Romaine Lettuce
  • Toasted/Candied Nuts, like pecans or walnuts
  • Dried Cranberries, like Crazins (optional)

Lay the tortilla out & place a few leaves of lettuce down the center (you can spread a little mayo on the tortilla first if you like).

Toss the turkey meat with mayo & cranberry sauce to your desired amount & ratio, & then scoop a mound onto of the lettuce. (If you don’t want to toss the meat with the mayo & cranberry, that’s totally fine. You can simply layer everything.)

Top with nuts & (optional) dried cranberries, & then gather up the bottom & sides of the tortilla & wrap like a burrito. Secure with toothpicks (& mayo if needed).

* If you’d like to make blue eggs, boil 1 1/2 cups of water with about 8 roughly cut leaves of red/purple cabbage, until the water has turned a very deep color. Stir in about 1/8 tsp. baking soda & the water will become blue! Let the water cool a bit, & then submerge a few peeled hardboiled eggs until they are the desired color.

For pink eggs, simply boil some peeled beets in the same amount of water in a seperate pot until the color is rich, let cool, & then place a few more peeled, hardboiled eggs in.

(If you don’t care about making natural dyes, you can do a super duper easy method by mixing a bit of pink & blue food coloring into two containers of water respectively, & then putting the peeled eggs in.)

Listen to the episode! Fiction Kitchen Episode 46: Practical Magic

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Practical Magic


Diana and Carrie put the lime in the coconut and talk about this witchy 1998 film based off the novel by Alice Hoffman. We conjure up some midnight margaritas, brownies for breakfast, turkey and cranberry burritos, and lots more rot-your-teeth goodies.



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Intro music clip: “Practical Magic” main theme composed by Alan Silvestri. Available for purchase here.
Outro music clip: “Coconut” by Harry Nilsson. Available for purchase here.

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