Wednesday, November 24, 2010


One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is cooking with the boys and sharing the day with family. I love stuffing the turkey. It's just a warm filled day and although everyone's been feeling under the weather lately, I can't wait to all be together.


  • Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 fresh bay leaf, available in produce department
  • 4 ribs celery and greens, from the heart, chopped (save time and purchase celery already washed, trimmed and cut into sticks, this makes chopping fast work)
  • 1 medium to large yellow skinned onion, chopped
  • 3 McIntosh apples, quartered and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 8 cups cubed stuffing mix (recommended: Pepperidge Farm)
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken stock, available in paper containers on the soup aisle


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil to skillet and 4 tablespoons butter. When butter melts, add bay leaf and add the vegetables as you chop them, celery, onions then apples. Sprinkle the vegetables and apples with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning. Cook 5 to 6 minutes to begin to soften vegetables and apples then add parsley and stuffing cubes to the pan and combine. Moisten the stuffing with chicken broth until all of the bread is soft but not wet.
Butter 12 muffin cups, 2 tins, liberally with remaining butter. Use an ice cream scoop to fill and mound up the stuffing in muffin tins. Remove the bay leaf as you scoop the stuffing when you come upon it. Bake until set and crisp on top, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove stuffin' muffins to a platter and serve hot or room temperature.

Happy Thanksgiving All


  1. That looks good! Thanks for the comment! I'm adding your button onto my page.

    Anyhow, you seem like the mom I aspire to be - crafty and a cook! :) Looking forward to more posts.

  2. Hey there! Found you on For the Love of Blogs. So glad I did, you have an awesome site! Of course the first post I see is stuffing which is my favorite thing in the world! I'm hooked! haha. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Stuffing is my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal! Looks tasty!

  4. Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. I'm your newest follower. You had me at stuffing. Happy Thanksgiving!


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