Cornbread and Bacon Stuffing

Do you call it stuffing or dressing? I grew up calling it stuffing, because dressing is for salads. And yes, it's always ranch dressing. Good grief I'm Midwestern....more

Artichoke parmesan sourdough stuffing

Cancel whatever stuffing plans you’ve made for Thanksgiving, because I have the best stuffing recipe on planet right here. Artichoke. Parmesan. Sourdough. Need I say more?The recipe comes from Sunset Magazine reader Leslie Jo Parsons and it’s become a mainstay at our holiday table. Try it and let me know what you think!...more

Making Stock

Chicken Stock is a wonderful thing to make on a cool weekend. It perfumes your home with the most amazing aroma. ...more

7 Tips for the Christmas Cook

Before you work yourself into a frenzy trying to plan that perfect Michelin star Christmas dinner,  pour yourself a glass of whatever you fancy, take a minute to read this.  It'll bring your blood pressure down, promise!...more

Turkey Stuffing...Italian Style Stuffing Italian Style is my Sicilian grandma's recipe from the old country. Ground beef, Pecorino-Romano cheese and rice are the main ingredients. Bake in a casserole dish (on the side) or stuff your turkey cavity. A  simple, few-ingredient stuffing packed with flavor....more

Simple, scrumptious Thanksgiving stuffing

I have a lifelong fear of cafeterias after barely surviving an elementary school experience that involved being force-fed items I didn’t particularly care for. My first grade teacher conveniently doubled as the cruelest lunch policewoman who ever lived....more

Savory Fruit and Nut Stuffing


Savory Cremini Mushroom Dressing

Mushroom dressing is one of my favorites around the holidays.  I was hoping to  create a savory dressing with rich moist flavors that everyone would love. Well, this is it.  The recipe has baby portabellas and sage which I think became the clincher.  I am sure I will make it throughout the year as a side dish to go with many different types of menus.  Since dressing and stuffing freezes so perfectly and effortlessly this is a great dish to make in large quantities.  Give Savory Cremini Mushroom Dressing a try because I think it will become one of your perennial favorites....more

Sausage and Sage Stuffing


Pork Belly, Jalapeno and Apple Stuffing

 This is a great stuffing that you can use to stuff the turkey, a butterflied piece of pork loin, or just baked in a dish alone as a side.  The smoky pork belly melds well with the apple, and is punched with spicy jalapeno. Use fresh, local ingredients for the best flavors....more