Croissant Stuffing with Mushrooms

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Croissant Stuffing is the Best

This Stuffing recipe, or what you might call “Dressing”, truly is amazing. Using Croissant bread, to make the dressing, really gives this dish a lot more flavor than traditional recipes because of the rich, sweet taste the butter leaves in the roll. Plus the addition of the Mushrooms just puts it over the top.  I think Bacon is the only missing ingredient that could possibly make this dish any better.  Other than that, this Dressing is perfect.  And this recipe is a great way to kick off your holiday season, along with several other Thanksgiving Dinner recipes I’m sharing.  I’ll leave links down below for some of those.

Try my Southern Style Green Bean CasseroleSweet Potato Casserole, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Acorn Squash, Pumpkin Pie Turnovers, Pumpkin Pie Milkshake, Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts or my Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts.

Croissant Stuffing Ingredients:

20 Croissants, cut or torn into bite sizes
2 tbsp Olive Oil
5 Celery Stalks, chopped
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
20 oz Mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp sugar, optional

Follow the instructions in the Croissant Stuffing with Mushrooms video tutorial and bake the Croissant Stuffing, covered, for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and 10 more minutes, uncovered.

Olive Oil Dip – Dipping Sauce for Bread

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This Olive Oil Dip is very refreshing and it can be made to your specific tastes.  I personally like the fresh herbs mixed with the salt and sour of the Balsamic Vinegar that just hugs the palate as it’s washed down with some smooth Olive Oil.  I generally dip bread sticks or pull chunks off of a french or Italian loaf.  But this can be used over Pasta or as a Salad Dressing, it’s that good.  If you like it spicy, just add some Red Pepper or Chili Flakes.  If you like more herbs or even dried seasonings like Oregano or Thyme, feel free to add what ever you want.  This only gets better over time.  So if you have time to make this in advance so it has a chance to marinate, it’s going to be that much better.

Also if you need a recipe for breadsticks I’ve included my Pizza Dough recipe at the end of the video and in the link below.  Some people like to dip their bread sticks in Pizza sauce or Marinara so I’ll include my simple recipe for that as well.

CLICK HERE for Pizza Dough
CLICK HERE for Pizza Sauce

Olive Oil Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Parmesan/Romano Cheese
1 tbsp Fresh Basil or Rosemary(both?), chopped
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, optional

Macaroni Salad – Hawaiian Style Cold Noodle Salad

Macaroni Salad

 

Here’s a Macaroni Salad you are going to love and it’s a great recipe to throw into your 4th of July festivities.  Now, I’ve advertised that it’s Hawaiian Style, and I mean just that; “style”!  Which means it’s like it in a variety of ways but I’ve changed up a few things that are so subtle most people won’t even know the difference.  The only thing most folks will notice is just how damn good it is and that’s all that matters to me!

I’ve collaborated with several other Food Channels for this Holiday and we’ve pulled together to share each others ideas for celebrating July 4th in style, comfort and good taste.  So CLICK HERE and check out this playlist for some more great ideas!

Macaroni Salad Ingredients:

2 cups Elbow Macaroni, cooked
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Heavy Cream (half and half or milk are lighter options)
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Black Pepper
2 Green Onions, chopped small
1/2 Carrot, shoe string slices chopped small
1 Celery stalk, minced or chopped small