Meet the Cook: If you're looking for a different stuffing this year, you'll find these balls are both tasty and easy to prepare.
Cooking has been a favorite pastime of mine since my husband and I retired (I used to operate a beauty salon). We had 80 acres and kept 2-1/2 of them to build our new country home on.
-Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio
"I love stuffing, but my family wasn't that fond of it - that is, until I found this recipe. I added a few extras and now they gobble it up. I think the cranberries give it that something special."
- Robin Lang, Muskegon, Michigan
The combination of wild rice, mango chutney, cranberries and curry powder give this side dish for two an exotic flavor. It's delicious and beautiful, and tastes best when butternut squash is in season. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
“For effortless entertaining, try this hearty stew. You can make it hours ahead, so you have plenty of time to get ready for your party. I serve it with baby greens and blue cheese tossed with balsamic vinaigrette.”
—Rebecca Ames, Wylie, Texas
This recipe puts stuffing into a muffin form for a special presentation. I made these when I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner. You can also bake the stuffing in a greased baking dish.Tricia Bibb, Hartselle, Alabama
You'll spend less time in the kitchen when you prepare this quick side dish that takes advantage of stuffing mix. "This is terrific to take to potlucks and holiday dinners," says Harpster, Ohio's Bernadine Dirmeyer. "The recipe can easily be doubled for large gatherings."