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The holiday season is upon us once again. That lovely season that ushers in such an enchanting sensory experience. The gorgeous colors of the ever-changing landscape. The crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet. The wafts of sweet spices mixing with the cool air. And the never ending spread of lovingly prepared dishes on the Thanksgiving table.
Thanksgiving will always be one of my very favorite holidays because at the heart of it are many things I hold dear. Anything that puts a bit of a pause on the rush of life and draws people into their kitchens is a worth something big. And then to sit, surrounded by friends and family, people we love, and share a delicious meal with a spirit of thanks… now, that’s what a holiday should be.
One of the most amazing things about holidays, and Thanksgiving in particular, is that everyone seems to have food memories and important dishes for the day. Those recipes that are tradition passed down for generations… Aunt Barbara’s green beans, Granny’s dressing, Mom’s cranberry sauce… that you look forward to every year.
Becoming gluten-free can seem to overturn the whole Thanksgiving menu at first glance. However, don’t lose hope. With today’s delicious gluten-free products and resources a gluten-free Thanksgiving is a cinch, even keeping many of those family recipe traditions. Glutino’s Perfect Pie Crust takes out all of the guesswork about making your favorite pies for the dessert table. Their All-Purpose Flour is perfect for thickening your traditional gravy recipe. Your beloved cornbread stuffing dish is made possible (and easier) with Glutino’s Original Crackers.
If you don’t have a stuffing recipe at the ready for the big day, I’ve got one for you. This one is chock-full of nuts and herbs, and sure to become a holiday favorite for years to come. Hollow out one of the pumpkins you have sitting around this time of year to make a lovely and edible serving dish.
Nutty Herbed Cornbread Stuffing
3 tablespoons butter
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped celery
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts
½ cup chopped, toasted pecans
½ cup chopped, toasted sliced almonds
2 teaspoons chopped, fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons chopped, fresh thyme
2 teaspoons chopped, fresh sage
2 (4.4-ounce) packages Glutino Original Crackers, crushed
1 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350°.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic; cook for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. Transfer onion mixture to a large bowl; stir in hazelnuts, pecans, almonds, rosemary, thyme, sage, and crushed crackers.
In another medium bowl, combine broth and eggs. Add broth mixture to stuffing mixture; stir well and let sit 1 minute for moisture to absorb.
Transfer mixture to an 8-x8-inch baking pan; cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes; remove foil and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until golden.
*To Serve in a Pumpkin:
1 medium pumpkin, seeds removed and insides cleaned
Preheat oven to 400°.
Place pumpkin, without lid, in a baking pan with 1-inch of water. Cover with foil. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until softened. Pour off any remaining water.
Reduce heat to 350°. Fill pumpkin with stuffing mixture. Cover with foil; bake in a baking pan for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 10-15 minutes, or until top is golden and internal temperature reaches 165°. Serve immediately.