Breads, fruit, nuts, and sausage combine to make a tasty stuffing for a 20-lb turkey or a casserole of dressing on the side. If you're using a smaller turkey, you can put excess stuffing in a smaller casserole dish and bake it while the turkey's resting before carving. Southern influenced, this has become our favorite dressing for Thanksgiving or any special occasion. You could add other fruits (cranberry AND apple, for example) or different nuts or seasonings to suit your tastes. Adapted from "The Silver Palate Cookbook".
These pierogies are much better than store bought in my opinion. They take some time to prepare, but they are worth it. Experiment with different fillings...I have tried everything from sauerkraut to tuna salad! If you have never had pierogies, they are pasta pockets usually filled with a potato filling. My grandmother was Polish, and we have always had pierogies at Easter, New Year's and just as a side dish throughout the year. I am always so surprised when people ask what they are because I have always known and just assumed everyone else did :)
Despite the title, this recipe contains no alcohol. I created this recipe one day and pretty much improvised. In any case, the reason for the title is the texture. This recipe yields onion rings that are crispy and tasty on the outside and tender on the inside. According to me the best results of this recipe are the texture of the product and the fact that these rings don't taste as fatty as most other varieties. Honestly, these are the best onion rings I have ever had. If you've seen other recipes for onion rings, you'll probably notice the absence of buttermilk and the presense of chicken or vegetable stock here. I did this because I simply had no buttermilk at the time and instead of using a bland ingredient or another ingredient that would yield more fat content, I opted for the stock.