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Bijouxs Basics: Holiday Stuffing

Holiday Stuffing| Bijouxs Little Jewels

It’s the holiday season, in spite of everything, meals must go on. Mini-holiday celebrations abound, even if it’s a Table for One. Classic Holiday Stuffing is a basic little jewel, the comfort of home cooking.


Hello, it’s just me this year, but the holiday table would seem lonely without a classic stuffing. This year I am making it as dressing, that is, baked outside of the turkey. This recipe delivers the classic flavors we all recognize and love-sage, thyme, celery, onions & of course the magic ingredient Bell’s Seasoning. Bell’s has been the iconic holiday spice blend for an unbelievable 150 years, and it is salt free. I can’t imagine stuffing with out it, or my classic turkey hash without it.

Holiday Stuffing | Bijouxs Little Jewels


This holiday will go down in history for many reasons personal to each of us. In my “keep calm and carry on” mode, which I adopted from my depression and world wars survivors family, I just keep going. Silly, but the comfort I can enjoy is to cook food for myself, friends and family. Nothing fancy these days, and this classic stuffing is a perfect example.


Simple recipes many times are the best. I do adore all the other stuffings that add interesting flavors, such as sausage, oysters, dried fruits, and nuts, however this year called for a recipe I could count on and would work well with on-hand ingredients. I picked up a fresh sourdough boule from my bakery, and as is part of the ritual, sat in front the of TV and gently pull the bread into 1-inch ragged pieces. Next, allow the bread to dry out for 2-3 days, then it is ready to bake the stuffing.

Holiday Stuffing | Bijouxs Little Jewels


I ended up ordering a turkey on line and it was enormous! So, I contacted a few neighbors who are shut-ins or without family this year and inquired if they would like a simple turkey dinner-yes. I delivered the simple meals to my neighbors, one neighbor started to cry, she had just lost her husband a few years ago, she was so thankful for the home cooked meal. The power of food, taking care of our friends and family is a little jewel.

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving.



As always, enjoy. B

2 thoughts on “Bijouxs Basics: Holiday Stuffing

  1. Thank you for this recipe, Lynn! I don’t usually make stuffing, but I’ll have to try it with the turkey tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Hi Helen! Hope you are well:) This stuffing/dressing recipe is a classic. Great for the after holiday hot turkey sandwich with some gravy of course. Great to hear from you!

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