Extremely tasty cornbread stuffing/dressing recipe, plus random linkage

After reading about how many of you were about to head to the grocery story for ingredients yesterday, I’m looking forward to hearing many exciting tales of crafting candy from cryptic recipes! (I think Van would like someone to send him some peanut butter cups…)

If you ever see one of these lamps in someone’s house, you absolutely must take a picture for me! Ye gads. (Also? Probably your host is a vampire and you should run.)

I wonder what size knitting needle it takes to knit a couch?

Oh dear – ‘twould be mortal peril indeed for me to try this.

Did you know that heat is a leading cause of laptop problems? I’m a big fan of laptops stands for keeping your laptop from overheating – and my favorite is not the kind that contains USB-powered fans. Check out Lifehacker’s great list of DIY laptop stands – I love the three-ring binder variant (although I would probably cut vents in the binder to help cool the laptop).

Had I been thinking, I would’ve posted this recipe before Thanksgiving. But as Brigitte pointed out, some people do eat turkey for other holidays.

Cornbread Dressing
The day before you need the stuffing, make enough cornbread for a 9×13 pan. This should be a savory, not sweet, cornbread recipe. This works well for me:

Preheat oven to 425F. Grease a 9×13 cake pan.

Combine the following dry ingredients:
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups GF flour blend (I usually use Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose GF Flour)
6 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Combine the following ingredients in a separate bowl:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup veggie oil or melted margarine (I use Earth Balance Buttery Sticks)
2 cups buttermilk or plain yogurt
2 beaten eggs

Combine all ingredients quickly. Do not mix until it’s smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges are light brown.


The next day, cube the cornbread (I made 1+” cubes) and toast in the oven at 350F until lightly browned. Meanwhile, saute the following in a little bit of olive oil or butter:

1-2 onions, chopped
4-6 stalks celery, chopped
1 c portabello mushrooms, chopped
1 apple, chopped (do not peel)


1 sweet Italian turkey sausage, cooked and cut into very small cubes
1 4 oz can chopped black olives
1-2 T parsley flakes
1+ T poultry seasoning
1/2 – 1 tsp fennel
32 oz gf chicken or turkey broth

In a large bowl, mix the toasted cornbread, sauteed veggies, turkey sausage, chopped black olives, and seasonings. Add the broth and mix well. You may need to add some water to make the dressing sufficiently moist.

Bake at 325-350F in a 9×13 pan or in a casserole dish for 30-60 minutes, until dressing turns golden on top.

“So tired… who knew how exhausting it was to be a princess?!” -Mayhem

31 thoughts on “Extremely tasty cornbread stuffing/dressing recipe, plus random linkage”

  1. Thanks for the recipe, but I don’t believe that the time the cook spends in the kitchen should be very much longer than what it takes to eat the meal. In my house, that will be 30 minutes. Yes, I’ve timed them!

  2. I laughed myself silly over that cat photo – I’m pretty sure that Ms Kitty would leave presents in all of my boots for something like that…

  3. Okay, I kept myself from calling you evil yesterday with all those candy recipes, but adding that cornbread/dressing recipe (I hate sweet cornbread, give me savory or salty anyday), it’s official, you’re trying to make us all gain 50 pounds for the holidays. And that is just plain evil 😉

  4. I want to knit something giant! But how? I’m trying to picture it…you’d have to have some sort of needle, right?

    Wouldn’t it be easier to crochet? But there is definitely a piece of knitted fabric in that picture.

    I am intrigued…my morning just got more interesting.

  5. I may have toshow the laptop stands to my crack IS department, who told me yesterday the the fact that USB ports on the dock don’t work doesn’t mean something is wrong….

  6. could you just bring the stuffing over? I’ll make the rest of the fixins and we could sit, drink, knit…eat!

    i actually like the lamp and daughter would love it!

  7. Geez, I had a post all ready to go about those giant knit pieces. Great minds think alike, I guess.

    Love the laptop stands! I don’t have a laptop, but I could make a stand for Smokey and/or Andrew.

  8. Dave would love that lamp!

    I got your Christmas card yesterday – thanks! Yours is in my purse, stamped and ready to go. Too bad I can’t see the end of my driveway…I had wanted to walk up the road to mail them today but alas, I can’t even SEE the road…

  9. I’ll have to agree with May – my niece just had a princess-themed birthday (courtesy of me and my mom… my sis tried to make it a Thomas the Train theme) and she’s very exhausting to watch! I can only be glad I get to leave the house before the exhaustion catches up with her for the night…

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