You might need to buy:
  • -3 T finely chopped fresh parsley
  • -fresh ground black pepper to taste
You might need to buy:
  • -3 T finely chopped fresh parsley
  • -fresh ground black pepper to taste
You might need to buy:
  • butter
  • chopped fresh sage leaves
  • minced garlic
  • small diced focaccia bread
  • chicken broth
  • chicken bouillon
  • poultry seasoning
  • store-bought pie dough
  • eggs
  • half-and-half
  • chopped fresh chives
  • salt
  • cracked black pepper

“Bulgur is ubiquitous in Middle Eastern cooking but also pairs deliciously with Asian seasonings. This simple side dish is perfect with beef, lamb or poultry. For variations, substitute toasted sesame seeds for the almonds, or carrot juice (it is surprisingly good and certainly nutritious) for orange juice.”

You might need to buy:
  • oranges
  • canola oil
  • minced fresh ginger
  • brown sugar
  • slivered almonds
  • chopped scallions
  • reduced-sodium soy sauce

“This rich, crunchy stuffing is the perfect side to the Southwestern turkey. Look for pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) at health-food stores and in the Southwestern aisle of gourmet markets. If you can’t find them, substitute slivered almonds.”

serves 12
You might need to buy:
  • pepitas
  • tequila
  • finely chopped fresh sage
  • ground cumin
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • reduced-sodium chicken broth

“For a change of pace from traditional bread stuffing, try this elegant, nutty-tasting pilaf, which features quick-cooking whole-grain bulgur.”

Ingredient note: Fiber-rich bulgur is made from whole-wheat kernels that are precooked, dried and cracked. Virtually a whole-grain convenience food, bulgur cooks in less than 20 minutes. You can find it in health-food stores and some large supermarkets. To stuff a turkey, prepare the recipe and let cool completely. Place about 5 cups of the stuffing loosely in turkey cavities; heat the remainder separately.

To make ahead: The stuffing will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place in a baking dish and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and microwave on high for 10 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, bake at 350°f for 25 to 30 minutes.)

serves 10
You might need to buy:
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground allspice
  • reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • bay leaf
  • dried cranberries
  • orange juice
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste