Category Archives: Meat and Poultry

Cornish Game Hens Stuffed Two Ways Part Two: Apple, Walnut and Cornbread Stuffing

One juicy Cornish game hen!

Last week I shared my recipe for Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with Wild Rice and Mushrooms. As promised, here is the second part of the post, where I use an apple, walnut and cornbread stuffing for the hens – true comfort food! It’s like having a mini-Thanksgiving meal whenever you want.

This recipe is for four Cornish hens, so if you are only making two just cut the ingredients in half. Or, if you are like me and love stuffing as a side dish, make extra – this “stuff” is so good with the crisp apples, crunchy walnuts and sweet cornbread.

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Cornish Game Hens Stuffed Two Ways Part Two: Apple, Walnut and Cornbread Stuffing

One juicy Cornish game hen!

Last week I shared my recipe for Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with Wild Rice and Mushrooms. As promised, here is the second part of the post, where I use an apple, walnut and cornbread stuffing for the hens – true comfort food! It’s like having a mini-Thanksgiving meal whenever you want.

This recipe is for four Cornish hens, so if you are only making two just cut the ingredients in half. Or, if you are like me and love stuffing as a side dish, make extra – this “stuff” is so good with the crisp apples, crunchy walnuts and sweet cornbread.

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Cornish Game Hens Stuffed Two Ways Part Two: Apple, Walnut and Cornbread Stuffing

One juicy Cornish game hen!

Last week I shared my recipe for Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with Wild Rice and Mushrooms. As promised, here is the second part of the post, where I use an apple, walnut and cornbread stuffing for the hens – true comfort food! It’s like having a mini-Thanksgiving meal whenever you want.

This recipe is for four Cornish hens, so if you are only making two just cut the ingredients in half. Or, if you are like me and love stuffing as a side dish, make extra – this “stuff” is so good with the crisp apples, crunchy walnuts and sweet cornbread.

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Cornish Game Hens Stuffed Two Ways Part Two: Apple, Walnut and Cornbread Stuffing

One juicy Cornish game hen!

Last week I shared my recipe for Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with Wild Rice and Mushrooms. As promised, here is the second part of the post, where I use an apple, walnut and cornbread stuffing for the hens – true comfort food! It’s like having a mini-Thanksgiving meal whenever you want.

This recipe is for four Cornish hens, so if you are only making two just cut the ingredients in half. Or, if you are like me and love stuffing as a side dish, make extra – this “stuff” is so good with the crisp apples, crunchy walnuts and sweet cornbread.

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Cornish Game Hens Stuffed Two Ways Part Two: Apple, Walnut and Cornbread Stuffing

One juicy Cornish game hen!

Last week I shared my recipe for Cornish Game Hens Stuffed with Wild Rice and Mushrooms. As promised, here is the second part of the post, where I use an apple, walnut and cornbread stuffing for the hens – true comfort food! It’s like having a mini-Thanksgiving meal whenever you want.

This recipe is for four Cornish hens, so if you are only making two just cut the ingredients in half. Or, if you are like me and love stuffing as a side dish, make extra – this “stuff” is so good with the crisp apples, crunchy walnuts and sweet cornbread.

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Cornish Game Hens Stuffed Two Ways, Part One: Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing

Out of the oven

What’s not to love about Cornish game hens? You get your own little cute bird, stuffed the way you like. Cornish game hens, also known as rock hens, are a type of domestic chicken and can be either male or female. They are less than five weeks old and do not weight more than two pounds ready-to-cook weight. Cornish game hens are usually more expensive than normal hens, so when I saw some on sale, I grabbed a pack of two to make one night for Brad and me.

Brad and I both like our game hens stuffed with wild rice, but this time I was in the mood for a bread-based stuffing — aaaaah, comfort food. And that’s the beauty of Cornish game hens — since they are so small and each hen is an individual serving, you can show some love and stuff them to the eater’s preference. I wound up making Brad a Cornish hen stuffed with wild rice and mushrooms, while mine had an apple-walnut-cornbread stuffing. The winner? More on that in my next post, but I must say it was seriously close and both rocked (no pun intended!)

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Yukon Gold Potato Nachos, Loaded

Yukon Gold loaded potato nachos

With the Super Bowl came a ton of appetizer recipes — online, on television and in magazines. One that caught my eye was for nachos made with russet potatoes instead of traditional tortilla chips. I had some Yukon Gold potatoes and thought they would work fine. Fresh Market had fresh salsa on sale, and Harris Teeter had avocados for $1.00 apiece, taco seasoning mixes at buy one, get one free, plus shredded cheese, sour cream and ground beef at reduced prices. Great timing!

Yukon Gold nacho

Even though the list of ingredients is long, this is quite easy to put together, especially after you cook the potatoes and ground beef. It is a nice alternative to the more traditional nachos, especially if you love potatoes like I do.

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Yukon Gold Potato Nachos, Loaded

Yukon Gold loaded potato nachos

With the Super Bowl came a ton of appetizer recipes — online, on television and in magazines. One that caught my eye was for nachos made with russet potatoes instead of traditional tortilla chips. I had some Yukon Gold potatoes and thought they would work fine. Fresh Market had fresh salsa on sale, and Harris Teeter had avocados for $1.00 apiece, taco seasoning mixes at buy one, get one free, plus shredded cheese, sour cream and ground beef at reduced prices. Great timing!

Yukon Gold nacho

Even though the list of ingredients is long, this is quite easy to put together, especially after you cook the potatoes and ground beef. It is a nice alternative to the more traditional nachos, especially if you love potatoes like I do.

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Yukon Gold Potato Nachos, Loaded

Yukon Gold loaded potato nachos

With the Super Bowl came a ton of appetizer recipes — online, on television and in magazines. One that caught my eye was for nachos made with russet potatoes instead of traditional tortilla chips. I had some Yukon Gold potatoes and thought they would work fine. Fresh Market had fresh salsa on sale, and Harris Teeter had avocados for $1.00 apiece, taco seasoning mixes at buy one, get one free, plus shredded cheese, sour cream and ground beef at reduced prices. Great timing!

Yukon Gold nacho

Even though the list of ingredients is long, this is quite easy to put together, especially after you cook the potatoes and ground beef. It is a nice alternative to the more traditional nachos, especially if you love potatoes like I do.

Continue reading

Yukon Gold Potato Nachos, Loaded

Yukon Gold loaded potato nachos

With the Super Bowl came a ton of appetizer recipes — online, on television and in magazines. One that caught my eye was for nachos made with russet potatoes instead of traditional tortilla chips. I had some Yukon Gold potatoes and thought they would work fine. Fresh Market had fresh salsa on sale, and Harris Teeter had avocados for $1.00 apiece, taco seasoning mixes at buy one, get one free, plus shredded cheese, sour cream and ground beef at reduced prices. Great timing!

Yukon Gold nacho

Even though the list of ingredients is long, this is quite easy to put together, especially after you cook the potatoes and ground beef. It is a nice alternative to the more traditional nachos, especially if you love potatoes like I do.

Continue reading