Chicken · keto · Squash September

Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Zucchini

I've been up since about 2:45 this morning. What have I been doing in the 3ish hours I've been up? Freaking myself out by watching old episodes of Unsolved Mysteries. I remember watching this show as a kid with my mom and scaring myself to death. Once, there was an episode about a man spontaneously… Continue reading Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed Zucchini

keto · Sides · Squash September · vegetarian

Butternut Squash with Mushroom Stuffing

And now, for something different. This may very well be the most out-of-my-element recipe I've ever made. Was it difficult? Not really. Was it something I'd ever make had I not been inspired? Probably not. It would be a completely vegan side dish had I not used sour cream in the avocado cream sauce. You… Continue reading Butternut Squash with Mushroom Stuffing

entree · pork · slow cooker

Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing? That was the big debate we all had at work on Thanksgiving. Half of my coworkers proclaimed the savory side dish as stuffing, the other half as dressing. It didn't matter where you were raised, either. I'm from Texas and I call it stuffing, while other Texan coworkers called it dressing. A… Continue reading Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing

baking · dinner · pork

Pork & Apples with Stuffing

Let's talk about pork. The other white meat. I feel like pork gets a bad rap. It's typically positioned at the bottom of the totem pole on people's choice of protein. Most people overcook the meat, turning off potential future pork lovers. Pork is one of my favorite things to cook. Tenderloin, shoulder roast, bacon,… Continue reading Pork & Apples with Stuffing

dinner · pork

Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops

If there's one thing I love most in the world, it's the combination of both salty and sweet. Salted caramel. Chocolate-dipped pretzels. Pad thai. Cranberry-stuffed pork chops. Wait, what was that last one?  Cranberry stuffed pork chops?? Yep. You read right. I have a habit of stuffing fruits and berries into thick-cut pork chops and pawning them… Continue reading Cranberry Stuffed Pork Chops

holiday · Sides

Andouille and Butternut Squash Stuffing

I am a stuffing fanatic. A stuffing fiend. I have made or tried almost every stuffing under the sun. Southern cornbread. Oyster stuffing. Squash and sausage stuffing. Cranberry and wild rice stuffing. I have stuffed all sorts of meats, veggies, and fruits. I've even dreamt up a restaurant idea that revolves around stuffing. This stuffing recipe… Continue reading Andouille and Butternut Squash Stuffing

Sides · Squash September · vegetable

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Peppers & Goat Cheese

Acorn squash is my favorite squash, if you haven't figured it out by now. It's really easy to prepare, easy to cut into, and the best vessel to stuff with a veritable smorgasbord of meats, cheeses, and veggies. I promise I will feature other squash this Squash September. I know pumpkin and acorn squash have taken… Continue reading Acorn Squash Stuffed with Peppers & Goat Cheese

dinner · Squash September

Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

I thought I'd kick off this year's annual squash-a-palooza with my all-time favorite recipe. I discovered this recipe sometime last winter, and I've made it at least a dozen times since. It has everything I adore in a meal: sweet & salty taste, tender flesh, and Italian sausage. Seriously, who doesn't love sweet Italian sausage?! It's… Continue reading Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash