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MAINS MY POLISH STUFFING

AFC Stuffin’ Muffins

AFC STUFFIN’ MUFFINS 

Individual servings of creamy Stuffin’ Muffins. Dry rye bread, cabbage saute, savory cider broth processed with instant mashed potatoes into a batter. Baked with brown sugar and margarine bottom glaze and topped with smoky Candied Walnuts. Exquisite!

Makes 12

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HOLIDAY FEAST SAUCES AND GRAVIES

Diet Coke Coffee Gravy

DIET COKE COFFEE GRAVY ©

BUBBLING GOODNESS. DIET COKE. COFFEE. GRAVY. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Makes 5-3/4 cups


3 c. water

2 c. Berry Cherry Blend (dried cherry, cranberry, blueberry by Traverse Bay Fruit Co.)

1 t. pink Himalayan salt

2 c. fresh brewed robust coffee (I used Zack’s Brews Cowell & Hubbard)

2 T. liquid smoke

3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder (use regular not dark cocoa)

2 t. guar gum powder

2 t. ground coriander

2 t. ground rosemary

2 t. garlic powder

zest and strained juice of 1 tangerine

1 T. light brown sugar

2 t. smoked paprika

1 t. Hatch ground chile

1/2 t. ground allspice


2 T. walnut oil

1 c. fine diced celery

2 c. fine dice yellow onion

1 t. pink salt

fresh grind black pepper

1 c. diet COKE


In large saucepan bring the water, dried berries and salt to boil. Reduce heat and cook 1/2 hour or till fruit is plump and tender.

Add coffee, liquid smoke, powdered cocoa. Stir well.

Add guar gum powder through wire mesh strainer and immediately whisk into top of gravy till thoroughly dissolved and no white spots remain.

Add coriander, rosemary, garlic, tangerine zest and juice, brown sugar, smoked paprika, Hatch ground chile and allspice. Stir and salt and pepper to taste.

Add diet COKE. Stir well, then keep on low heat, stirring occasionally, while you saute the veggies.

In large skillet, over medium-low heat, melt oil.

Add celery, onion and salt, then saute till translucent and brown-tinged. Add to gravy.

Stir well and cook on low heat till all is to your liking.

Bring to room temperature, then pack into covered containers and refrigerate overnight to mature and meld the flavors.


Notes: You can go ahead and saute the veggies while the berries cook in water, just be sure you end up cooking the gravy long enough. You want the gravy to develop rich flavor and texture achievements.

Serve over stuffing or veggie meats.






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ENGLISH MUFFIN HOLIDAY FEAST STUFFING

Fig And Yam English Muffin Stuffin’

FIG AND YAM ENGLISH MUFFIN STUFFIN’

This Middle Eastern delicacy, straight from the influence of AFC’s London kitchen, was meant to impress on every level! Make any holiday great! A gift!

Serves 6-9

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1st COURSE APPETIZERS MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

BLACK & WHITE BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES

ARTICHOKES SINGLE SERVING

BLACK & WHITE BAKED STUFFED ARTICHOKES

Black and white fresh breadcrumbs mixed with cashew crumbles, garlic and lemon. Stuffed in pre-cooked fresh, whole artichokes and baked till steaming hot!

Makes 2

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CASSEROLES CRANBERRIES HOLIDAY FEAST MAINS STUFFING

HOLIDAY STUFFING CASSEROLE

HOLIDAY STUFFING CASSEROLE

Pineapple sage stuffing with almonds, layered with mashed potatoes and yams, topped with a coriander and onion gravy, and pineapple mustard-mint fresh cranberry sauce. Baked till steamy hot! Who knew stuffing could be elegant?

Makes 12 servings

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CRANBERRIES MAINS STUFFING

CORNBREAD CRANBERRY STUFFING

CORNBREAD CRANBERRY STUFFING

with walnuts, celery and sweet onion. Seasoned with sage and allspice! One of the best stuffings I’ve ever had!

Serves 8-10

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CRANBERRIES MAINS STUFFING

PINEAPPLE COCONUT CURRY BREAD STUFFING

PINEAPPLE COCONUT CURRY BREAD STUFFING

with sauteed celery and onion. Flavored with brown sugar, curry and ginger. Rich and creamy! Baked till crisped and served with Raw Cranberry Cilantro Relish!

Serves 6

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CRANBERRIES MAINS STUFFING

PUMPKIN CRANBERRY SAGE STUFFING

PUMPKIN CRANBERRY SAGE STUFFING

with pecans, sauteed celery and onion and orange zest! Sweet, tangy, creamy. A textural and flavor change from traditional stuffing. The pumpkin creates a creamy texture elevating its status to delectable! So easy to make!

Serves 8-12

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MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING II

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING II

Sauteed sweet red peppers, onion and celery in extra virgin olive oil, combined with dried stuffing mix with poultry seasoning and fennel seed!

Serves 8

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MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING I

SWEET RED PEPPER AND FENNEL STUFFING I

A sweet red pepper and onion French bread stuffing with fennel and thyme, moistened with juice of fresh orange!

Serves 6

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APPETIZERS BITES HAPPY NEW YEAR MAINS MY ITALIAN STUFFING

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

WALNUT BAKED STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Italian-style. Potent, rich and satisfying. Great as an appetizer, hot or cold, or as a main dish with marinara sauce and salad!

Makes 19 stuffed mushrooms plus 6 small meatballs