For Thanksgiving this year, I got to make stuffing for the first time (other than StoveTop from a box). I searched out many recipes until I found one that I liked at allrecipes.com called Best Ever Cornbread Stuffing. Actually the recipe called for a pound of sausage but I left that part out.
I made cornbread from a mix the night before and let it sit out over night to dry out a little. And actually it was honey cornbread so it had a little sweetness to it. Then the next morning I cut it up into small chunks and combined it with potato bread soft bread cubes. In a skillet set on medium heat, I sauteed one whole red onion chopped (there were many tears) and 2 cups of chopped celery with a little bit of butter for several minutes until the onions started to become crisp tender and slightly translucent. Then I added about 2-3 teaspoons of freshly chopped sage. Nice fresh savory piney smell.
I also made turkey rice krispie treats to give as gifts for a few friends and family. They didn't turn out as nice as the ones in this picture and they were definitely a little bit of a challenge to put together. Their recipe calls for peanut butter to attach the head to the body but in my family there are a few peanut allergies so I used chocolate frosting instead that was safe for them to eat. They are very messy to make and to eat but they are a fun treat for the holidays!