To help celebrate this Thanksgiving season, I am excited to share some new recipes that I think your family will love this time of year. I have had fun inventing new recipes these past couple weeks and enjoying flavors of the holidays a little sooner than normal 😉 Let’s start with a new stuffing recipe. Now I know, many of you tend to fall back on the easy, good old’ Stove Top Stuffing. However, I promise, without much more effort you can make homemade stuffing that is SO, incredibly better than the boxed stuffing. If you are new to making homemade stuffing, it really isn’t hard. All you need is some chopped vegetables, chicken broth, dried bread and lots of seasonings. This year, I wanted to even amp up my traditional homemade stuffing recipe and added some mushrooms and sausage. The combo really was fantastic. In fact, I ate this for lunch and dinner for a couple days later and the flavors even got better as it sat in the fridge. The buttery, tender mushrooms paired together in perfect harmony with the sausage. This stuffing was savory, spiced just right and chuck full of flavor and texture. A perfect ten in my Thanksgiving taste-off!
*Also, here’s one of my favorite tips for you. Whenever I have leftover dried bread (hot dog buns, french bread, etc), I always cut up the bread into cubes and place on a cookie sheet. You can either let the bread air dry, or put it in the oven at 200 degrees for about 30-40 minutes, or until the pieces are completely dry. Once the bread is dried thoroughly, put the bread in Ziploc bags and keep in your pantry until you are ready to make your favorite bread recipes (bread pudding, homemade croutons, stuffing, breakfast casseroles, breadcrumbs, etc.).