If there is anything I like to have exactly the same every single year, almost without exception, it’s my very traditional Classic Midwestern Stuffing. If you read that post, you’ll see I’m a little bit adamant about it. But then a couple of years ago, my sister talked me into doing her Ridiculously Delish Bacon Stuffing, and now, here I am posting out this recipe for a Chorizo & Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing.
So does everybody these days like Brussels Sprouts now that there’s been such a resurgence and they’ve become so popular? Or are there still hold-outs out there? If there are, I’ll eat yours! Seriously, here’s a recipe, Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts that’s fabulous. I can’t guarantee that it will convert all the haters out there, but you might lure one or two over to the dark side.
I don’t despise a lot of foods, but Kale Chips rank right up there. I first heard of them on a Melissa D’Arabian show about 10 years ago. I was so psyched I ran right out and picked up kale and made them. The recipe worked beautifully and I tried to like them but I couldn’t stand them. There are recipes out there that add more seasonings and spices and maybe that helps them, but I’ve yet to give it a second go after an initial tasting. What I do love, though, is not wasting food! And that’s why this recipe for Oven-Dried Kale.
So maybe this is just the week for Mexican basics done in the Instant Pot. The other day it was my Instant Pot Refried Beans, and today it’s Instant Pot Mexican Rice. Which makes me wonder, do Mexicans call their Mexican Rice “Mexican Rice?” I’m from Iowa and I call my Ham Balls “Iowa Ham Balls” on my site (because that recipe really IS made a lot in Iowa, probably a nod to the German settlers and it has that hallmark Sweet n’ Sour flavor) but if I’m just talking to someone, I just say Ham Balls. Just saying it makes me want to snicker, btw. Here’s the recipe for Iowa Ham Balls with Sweet Sour Glaze, now that I mentioned them.
Sometimes you need just a drop-dead simple side, and especially this time of year (August) why not take advantage of all the summer veggies to be had at their freshest (and cheapest) and in abundance? That’s where this Lemon Pepper Vegetable Saute comes into play. I know sheet pan veggies are all the rage these days, but I chose to use a skillet- fast, easy and sometimes, you just don’t want to heat up that oven.