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Stuffed Stuffing


1 lb. hot ground Italian sausage

1 lb ground beef 

2 boxes of Stove Top Stuffing (any flavor)

1 Granny Smith Apple

1 Yellow Onion

1 Whole Clove of Garlic

2 Large Carrots

2 Stalks of Celery


Preheat oven to 350.

Peel and chop all fruit and veggies into small chunks. Cook the meat and fruit and veggies in a large pan until meat is done and fruit and veggies are transparent.

Make the Stove Top stuffing as per directions on the box.

Combine everything in the pan you cooked your meat, fruit, and veggies. Mix on low heat for 5-10 minutes.

Put the mixture into a regular baking pan, a sheet cake pan will do just fine. Leave in the oven on 350 for about 30-40 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

Freshly baked cookies = more belly for your man.

I used the most recent chocolate chip cookie recipe for these. T-Minus 4 minutes till they’re done cooling.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding


2 cups whole milk

1 cup granulated sugar

1-3/4 quarts heavy cream

1-1/4 lbs. white chocolate, chopped

4 eggs

14 egg yolks

1 loaf day old French bread, cut into 1 inch slices


Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat milk, sugar and all but 1/2 cup cream in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until the mixture just begins to bubble around the edges. Do not boil. 

Remove from heat. Stir in 10 ounces white chocolate until melted. Let cool 10 minutes. Lightly beat whole eggs and egg yolks in a bowl. Beat cream mixture into eggs in a slow and steady stream.

Arrange half the bread slices in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour half the egg mixture over bread. Press bread with the back of a spoon until soggy. Pour in remaining egg mixture. Cover pan with foil and bake 1 hour. Remove foil and bake another 30 minutes, until pudding is set and golden. Meanwhile, bring remaining cream to just a boil in a heavy saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in remaining white chocolate until completely melted. Serve over bread pudding.

*calories 763, fat 57.3g

Double Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies


1/2 c. Softened Unsalted Butter

1/2 c. Granulated Sugar

1/2 c. Light Brown Sugar

1 Large Egg

1 t. Vanilla

1 1/2 c. Unbleached Flour

1/4 c. Cocoa

1/2 t. Baking Soda

1/2 t. Baking Powder

1/2 t. Salt

1/2 c. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1/2 c. Bitter-Sweet Chocolate Chips


Preheat oven to 350.Mix butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Sift the flour, baking soda, cocoa, baking powder, and salt into the mixture. Mix well. Add the chocolate chips last. Bake for 12 minutes, cool for 10 minutes.