Hand Me Down Stuffing Recipe with a Twist

Over the weekend I decided to make a stuffed chicken for dinner with veggies and potatoes. To continue with my Cranberry and Walnut theme I thought why not add dried cranberries and California Walnuts?

I learned how to make stuffing for the Holidays with my dad years ago. My father used to make a few different dinners but for the most part my mom was the cook of the house. I was super excited to learn the recipe for my dad's famous stuffing.

Now the hard part to this will be that my father never measured his ingredients it was more of a bit of this and that, then taste as you go, very yummy I will say. I remember getting caught with my hand in the stuffing bowl before it was put in the turkey a number of times.

Daniel's Famous Stuffing: (in honor of my late father)

All ingredient amounts will depend on what bird you are stuffing and if you want to cook more on the side or not.


1- 1 1/2 loaves whole wheat or white bread (for a small chicken you may only need 1/2 loaf)
1 cup chopped or crushed California Walnuts
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
1 large onion (can be any kind you like)
2 stalks celery
1 Tablespoon Dried Thyme
1 Tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
2 teaspoons Garlic Powder

  1. If you have time bread or slice bread into small chunks or squares on a cookie sheet and cover with a tea towel to let them dry out a bit. If you don't have time to do this you can skip it. I do all the time. 
  2. Chop onion and celery stalks. Add to bread in a large bowl. 
  3. Add California Walnuts and Dried Cranberries.
  4. Add seasonings, stir and adjust to taste if needed. Bread should all be seasoned.
  5. Now you are ready to stuff you bird.
  6. If you have left over stuffing you can cook it near the end of your cooking time for you bird in tin foil. Add some Turkey or Chicken juice in the stuffing packet. I have also seen some people add the extra stuffing around the bird while it is cooking,
  7. Enjoy!
This is the only way I make stuffing and love it. It brings back tons of fond memories for the holidays. You can adjust all the ingredients to suit the size of your turkey or chicken. Play around with it and I am sure you will love it also. I sometimes add other Club House seasonings in the stuffing or on the top of my turkey or chicken.

This recipe has been submitted for the California Walnut Blogger Challenge.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Canadian Coupon Mom. This is an entry for the California Walnuts Blogger Challenge. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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