My guys get tired of buns, and with Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas ahead, I thought I’d serve up burgers on stuffing. And, while I was at it, I added cranberry sauce. Delicious!


1 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup Craisins

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 egg, beaten

2 tsp fresh minced sage

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1-1/4 lb ground turkey

1-6 oz pkg Stovetop stuffing, prepared per package instructions

1 cup whole cranberry sauce

1) In large bowl, mix: onion, Craisins, bread crumbs, beaten egg, sage, salt, and black pepper; mix in ground turkey until well combined and shape into four patties, about 3/4″ thick

2) To large skillet over medium heat, add turkey patties and cook 4-5 minutes each side until cooked through

3) Meanwhile, prepare stuffing mix according to package directions and heat cranberry sauce in small saucepan over  medium heat until warmed through

4) Divide stuffing between four plates, top with burgers, followed by cranberry sauce; serve

Servings: 4


One really good recipe came out of my Thanksgiving cooking this year and, best of all, it’s easy. In the past, I’ve satisfied Senior’s cranberry relish craving with a nice can of Ocean Spray, but this time I decided to make it extra special. Senior went back for seconds…and thirds…

1 small orange

2-1/2 cups fresh cranberries

3/4 cup granulated white sugar

1/3 cup chopped pecans

Mint leaves (optional)

1) Zest orange into medium-sized saucepan; cut orange in half and squeeze juice into saucepan; mix in cranberries and sugar

2) Heat cranberry mixture over medium heat and, stirring often, cook until cranberries pop (love it!) and sauce thickens, about 12 minutes; stir in pecans, remove from heat, and let cool 15 minutes; transfer to small bowl and refrigerate until chilled; serve with or without a sprig of mint and enjoy!

Servings: It should stretch to 8 as a pretty little side, but it’s so good that 4 servings might be more realistic.