Cornbread Stuffing Muffins Stuffed with Turkey Cranberry Meatballs (And a Giveaway!)

Cornbread Stuffing Muffins Stuffed with Turkey Cranberry Meatballs (And a Giveaway!)

Ingredients2.5 Cups Flour1 Cup Cornmeal1 Cup Sugar2 Tablespoons Baking Powder1.5 Teaspoons Salt1.5 Cups Milk2 Eggs2 Sticks Butter1 Onion diced 2 Carrots diced 4 Celery Stalks diced 1 Tablespoon Minced Sage1.5 Tablespoons Minced Thyme1 Pound Ground Turkey3/4 Cup Chopped Dried Cranberries1/2 Cup Grated Parm1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs1 Egg1 Teaspoon Salt For: 36 mini muffinsPreparation: 1 hCooking: 30…

Squash and Sage Risotto with Braised Flank Steak

Squash and Sage Risotto with Braised Flank Steak

Ingredients1 Onion3 Carrots3 Ribs Celery1.5 Cups Arborio Rice1/2 Large Kabocha Squash1 Cup White Wine7 Cups Beef Stock1/2 Cup Grated Parm7 Sage Leaves4 Cloves Garlic1/2 Cup Red Vinegar2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce1.5 Pounds Flank Steak (Cut against the grain in 1.5 Inch slices) For: 5 ServingsPreparation: 20 minCooking: 40 minReady in: 3 h InstructionsPut the onion, carrot,…

Cornbread Stuffing Polenta

Cornbread Stuffing Polenta

Regular stuffing I’m not crazy about. I know that’s blasphemy to most people around this time of the year, but I just really don’t care about it that much! Cornbread stuffing though, one that’s loaded with sausage and studded with tart cranberries, is a totally different story. I can’t get enough of the stuff! I decided to borrow these flavors for a pre-Thanksgiving polenta I made the other night to hold me over for the big event! Make this this weekend to hold you over like I did, or make a big pot of it to serve as a twist on a thanksgiving side dish. Either way you and your family will love it! This is a sponsored post from the great people at Jones Dairy Farm, and if you want more great Thanksgiving inspiration you can check out their Facebook page.

Lemon Pepper Chicken Soup

Lemon Pepper Chicken Soup

Some people say that your soup is only going to be as good as your stock, and that store bought stock is not really an option if you want a really good soup. If you read this blog at all, you probably know that I disagree with this statement, and have no problem using store bought stock in most of my soups. Most of my soups though, are loaded with lots of stuff, and the broth isn’t really the star. This soup however, making your own broth is essential because the broth IS the soup. It’s loaded with spicy peppercorns, savory parmesan cheese, and bright lemon flavors. I get this soup as takeout when it’s been a long week, but I decided to make it from scratch last week. It worked out well because I was sick over the weekend, but I had a ton of this soup to help make me feel better!

Granola Sweet Potato Ravioli

Granola Sweet Potato Ravioli

I was lucky enough to get a variety pack of granola from Gatherers Gourmet Granola recently. I wanted to make a fun recipe with the granola, but it was hard for me because I love granola so much simply with some yogurt and fresh fruit. How can you add the granola to a recipe while still making it granola-y and also awesome? I ended up being inspired by the pecans, maple syrup, and toasted coconut in the “squirrel bait” flavor of granola to do something with sweet potatoes. I took inspiration from the classic Italian move of putting amaretti cookies into squash raviolis, but swapped out the cookies for granola with fantastic results. The flavor and textural play that was going on in these ravioli were absolutely phenomenal, and Mandi and I savored every single bite! It isn’t exactly a summer dish, but it really hit the spot after a long Monday. Gatherers Gourmet Granola wanted me to tell you guys about their new Kickstarter campaign that is going on right now. They are trying to raise some cash to make some new gluten free varieties.