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Nov 26, 2013 09:53 AM


Ok its my fist time making stuffing I will be adding sausage and cranberries to it, But i have also read about Adding wine Along With Stock. So I want to know is that a good idea. It sounds good and i really want to try it what do think any other ideas is greatly appriciated.

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  1. My opinions, YMMV. I think a little wine is nice but I personally would not add much. For the sausage, pre-cook it first (you probably already knew that). Also go light on the cranberries.

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    1. re: TrishUntrapped

      Thank You I Will go light and will not add much wine

    2. Fresh cranberries in the stuffing? Are you cooking them before adding to the stuffing?
      Open the bag and eat a fresh one.

      See why i'm asking now.....

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      1. re: Ttrockwood

        I bought the dry cranberries i asked and they said that was good for stuffing. I take it i can just throw that in the mix without cooking or im i wrong.

        1. re: LadyB13

          I always add craisins/dried cranberries, and a nice amount of vermouth too. Enjoy!

          1. re: coll

            So i do not have to cook these cranberries do i..Now im wondering. Or can i just throw them in the mix????

            1. re: LadyB13

              Just throw them in. I like to soak in rum, or Grand Marnier, first myself.

              1. re: coll

                I was goona add some red wine would it be ok u think if i soak my cranberries in that or no

                1. re: LadyB13

                  I highly recommend vermouth, learned it from Julia Child and friends. If not, go white.

                  1. re: coll

                    So You recommend not putting red wine in my stuffing i should go with vermouth or white wine. And i should soak my cranberries before in rum or grand marnier. Lol did i get that right i hope i did.

                    1. re: LadyB13

                      You can soak them in anything you want, or even not soak them at all. It's not a big deal, but I love a handful of dried cranberries in my stuffing, even lately in cole slaw. For color as well as flavor/healthiness. Just go wild!

                      And if you want my heirloom Burt Green Vermouth etc Stuffing recipe just let me know. A hit since Day One, back in the '70s.

                      1. re: coll

                        I will for sure soak my cranberries sounds like a good idea. Yes that wold be great if you wanna give me that recipe if i dont make it that this year i can always try it next year.

      2. If you want to add wine you might want to use it to deglaze the pan you saute the sausage in rather than pouring directly in the mixture of bread and sausage.

        Also just a random question, why are all of your posts followed by stars or other characters?

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        1. re: fldhkybnva

          ✿✲✿Yes, tell us, please.✿✲ ✿

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            Did not think of that thanks. Oh and those are just text symbols i felt like adding thats all nothing more to that.

            1. re: LadyB13

              So how did your stuffing come out LadyB? Got any pics?

              1. re: TrishUntrapped

                One of her other posts is about the oven catching fire while the turkey roasted so the stuffing may have been rather crisp.

                1. re: TrishUntrapped

                  I didnt get to cook it i was disappointed. Yes my oven caught on fire the stove did not burn like i think ppl are thinking but caught fire but it was just about done about another 45 to an hr. Ham was done that came out fine. So really didnt end up eating no turkey or stuffing. My Thanksgiving will be memorable lol