Cranberry-Walnut Garlic Stuffing
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, hands down, so that just makes sharing this recipe with you all super exciting for me. (And hopefully you too!)
This week is all about stuffing. Besides the fact that stuffing is probably one of my favorite dishes at the thanksgiving table, I’m super amped about this recipe because it has a pretty funny story behind it.
When I signed up to work with the Grains Food Foundation, I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to share my Dad’s “famous” stuffing recipe. I’ve never been much of a chef or hosted my own Thanksgiving, so I certainly didn’t have my own to share. But I immediately thought it would be SO cool to share this great recipe that I’ve enjoyed since my childhood with everyone here.
So, I called up my dad. I asked him if I could share his “secret” family recipe on my site. He said, “Sure, go grab a box of croutons. The recipe’s on the back.”
With that, my whole world and everything I thought I knew about authentic, homemade thanksgiving dishes came crumbling down like crushed croutons over a sad salad. Some of my most vivid Thanksgiving memories are of my dad slaving away over his pot of stuffing, perfecting it down to every last little herb. He’d scoop a small bite out using a wooden spoon and ask me how it tasted. “Amazing!” I’d always say (I loved bread just as much back then), and then he’d taste a bite himself and remark “Nope, not done yet.”
All these years I thought he was concocting his own authentic, non-box batches of this classic holiday staple. How could I have ever known?! (I guess I could’ve paid more attention, maybe?) More annoying than anything else though, this universe-shaterring discovery meant that I needed to come up with a stuffing recipe stat!
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