From RPG’s Kitchen: Thanksgiving 2023

From Ruth: Cranberry Brie Bites

  • 8 ounce tube crescent roll dough
  • flour for rolling out the dough
  • 6 ounces Brie cheese
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ¼ cup whole cranberry sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios, pecans or walnuts
  • fresh rosemary or candied orange pieces for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 24-count mini-muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut the brie into small, about 1-inch (or a little less) squares and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use
  3. In a small bowl, mix together orange marmalade and cranberry sauce. Set aside.
  4. Lightly flour a flat surface, like a large wooden cutting board, and roll out the tub of crescent dough. Stretch slightly to form an evenly sided rectangle and pinch seams together. Cut into 24 even sized squares.
  5. Place the squares into the prepared muffin cups. Top with brie cheese square and a teaspoon (or a little less) of the orange-cranberry mixture. Top with a few of the chopped nuts and a small sprig of rosemary.
  6. Slide the muffin pan into the oven and bake for about 10-13 minutes, or until golden brown and dough is cooked through.
  7. Let cool 5-10 minutes and serve warm.


From Nikki: Mom’s Stuffing (Doctored Stove Top)

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3-4 celery stalks, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 boxes stovetop chicken flavor
  • 1 32oz box chicken stock
  • 1 pound sausage
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 1 9×13 pan
  2. Brown sausage in saute pan and put in large bowl
  3. Add onion and celery and saute until softened/browned and make sure to get browned bits from sausage stirred in
  4. Add garlic for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently
  5. Add onion, celery, garlic mixture to sausage in large bowl and mix
  6. Add Stovetop boxes and mix thoroughly
  7. Pour 3/4 box of chicken stock into large bowl and mix gently
  8. Pour mixture into greased 9×13 pan and plump with fork
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes
  10. Take foil off and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until browned


From Paige: Pumpkin Spice Bread

  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 16 ounces pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease two 9×5-inch loaf pans
  2. In a large bowl, mix in the sugar, salt, nutmeg, baking soda, cinnamon and flour.
  3. Add pumpkin and vegetable oil into large bowl with other ingredients – be sure not to over mix.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time into large bowl.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pans and bake for 60-75 minutes.
  7. Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and slicing.