By Kelly Bogard

What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory? Maybe it was getting to help make the pies with Grandma or carving the turkey for the first time. Or it might be sneaking a bite of dressing right after it came out of the oven. Did you notice these things revolve around food?

The true meaning of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for the year’s successes and blessings. This, of course, is done through and with food. So for the entire month of November, I am going to share some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes as a way to show my thanks to all of you.

For Back to Basics: Cornbread Dressing, you will need…Cornbread Dressing
1 pkg. cornbread, prepared
1 pkg. herb seasoned dry stuffing
1 pkg. cornbread dry stuffing
2 onions, chopped
1 bunch celery, chopped
½ cup butter
4 eggs, boiled and chopped
4 cups chicken broth

This recipe is the same one my mom uses and my grandmother used. It isn’t super fancy or hard to make. It is my favorite though because of the love that goes into making it.

First , preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Rub a little bit of the butter onto a 9×13 baking dish to coat and set aside. Place the remaining butter in a large skillet with the onions and celery and sauté until cooked through.
Cornbread Dressing

While your vegetables are cooking, crumble your cornbread into a large bowl and mix  with the dry stuffings. Add 2 ½ cups of chicken broth and stir until everything is moistened.
Cornbread Dressing

Now that the vegetables are cooked, combine them with the stuffing and add the eggs as well.
Cornbread Dressing

Once everything is stirred in, add the remaining broth and move the mixture to the baking dish. Pop it in the oven and let it bake for one hour or until the top is golden and crispy.
Cornbread Dressing

This is by far my favorite part of the Thanksgiving Day meal.  Thank you all for being loyal readers and for submitting your recipes and ideas. I’ll have a classic side for you next week. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Back to Basics: Cornbread Dressing

Summary: Timeless Thanksgiving favorite

Ingredients

Cornbread Dressing

  • 1 pkg. cornbread, prepared
  • 1 pkg. herb seasoned dry stuffing
  • 1 pkg. cornbread dry stuffing
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 bunch celery, chopped
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 eggs, boiled and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Saute onions and celery in remaining butter.
  • Mix together all dry ingredients and moisten with 2 ½ cups of chicken broth in a large bowl.
  • Stir in onions, celery and eggs.
  • Add remaining broth.
  • Place the dressing mixture into the baking dish.
  • Bake in the oven for one hour.

Cooking time (duration): 1 hour(s), 15 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 8-10

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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