Perfecting a Recipe | Stuffing

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching Andy and I have been wrapping our heads around menu specifics. You know - who is making what, timing for the oven etc. While the menu at my mom's house is pretty static, the one recipe that we don't have mastered in our feast is stuffing. Crazy huh?! It's a thanksgiving essential, so this year we're going to test a few beforehand so we know we have the best on the big day!

Here's the line up of what we're trying...

Classic Herb Stuffing - a classic herb stuffing with lots of fall flavors
Cornbread, Bacon, Leek and Pecan Stuffing - we're substituting sausage here just because we're not sold on bacon but cornbread, leeks with pecans must be good
Mushroom, Fennel and Parmesan - lots of interesting flavors in this one including sun dried tomatoes, but I love anything with mushrooms
Whole Grain Stuffing with Apples, Sausage and Pecans - love the combination of flavors in whole grain, sausage and green apples
Classic Sage and Onion Stuffing - another classic that's heavy on the sage which I love

Oh and one minor detail, since stuffing isn't exactly something you want to make every single day, we're going to have a stuffing-a-thon this weekend and make smaller batches and knock them all out in one day. Pre-baby my crazy (read loves to entertain) sister thought she could have a baby and host a stuffing-a-thon party shortly after. Well things have changed so it's just us this weekend, but if you're up for it I bet it would be a fun little Saturday afternoon get together this fall. You could do any Thanksgiving recipe you're looking to master too.

- Heath

PS I've always wanted to try Oyster Stuffing. Has anyone tried it?


  1. Looking forward to hearing the winner since I will be making stuffing for the first time over Thanksgiving!

  2. YES to oyster stuffing!!! ...with more butter, saltines instead of bread crumbs, and no celery... divine! It will be making an appearance on our Thanksgiving table, thanks to my dad! :o)

    1. Ahh I'm so jealous Meredith! Would your dad share his recipe? I'm so curious about it that I just may make it one day just to try.