Jackie's Thanksgiving Recipes.....including the Green Chile Cream Corn!

Wild Rice Casserole

(This is a family recipe, and not exactly precise. It's really "to taste". Play with it and see what you prefer


2 boxes Ben's Original instant wild rice

1 pound Velveeta (cut into small cubes)

3 sticks butter

1 pint, Half & Half 

2 chopped green bell peppers

1 large yellow onion

2 small cans of button mushrooms


Chop pepper, onion, sautee in a pan with 4 tbls butter. Add mushrooms to mixture.  Prepare the rice according to instructions on the box. Divide cooked rice in half. In a casserole dish(spray dish with cooking spray) , spread half of rice  into bottom of dish. Top first layer with cubes of velveeta and thin sliced remaining butter, in a alternating checkerboard pattern. drizzle 1/2&1/2 over first layer and repeat on second layer. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes until bubbly and brown! Enjoy and get the name of a good cardiac Dr.

Creamed corn with Green Chile and Bacon


2-10 ounce package of frozen corn (let thaw at room temp for 1 hour)

4 slices bacon

chopped green chile, drained (I swear by Bueno Foods frozen Autumn Roast)

2 tbls butter

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream or 1/2&1/2

2 tbls sugar

2 tbls flour

1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

salt & pepper (to taste)

Directions: Cook bacon in pan or electric skillet, wipe out MOST of the grease, but leave a little for taste. Chop up cooked bacon and set aside.  In that same skillet, over medium heat, combine corn, cream, salt, sugar, pepper & butter. Whisk together milk and  flour and add to corn mixture. Stir until thickened. Stir in parmesan, chopped bacon and chile. Enjoy and call that cardiac dr again.

Here are the stuffing recipes I use, they are AMAZING!! One for cornbread lovers and another for the traditional enthusiast!

Caramelized onion and cornbread stuffing


Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Stuffing : Tyler Florence ...

Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Caramelized Onion and Cornbread Stuffing recipe from Tyler Florence.


Sourdough, mushroom, and bacon dressing. (you can also use french bread and pancetta if you're feeling FANCY!) 


Sourdough, Wild Mushroom, and Bacon Dressing Recipe ...

Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Sourdough, Wild Mushroom, and Bacon Dressing recipe from Bobby Flay.


No Thanksgiving is complete without the BEST Green Bean Casserole you've ever tasted. This isn't your mama's canned green beans with some soup poured over it


And.... the finale is the BEST cranberry jello you've ever had! I leave the nuts out, that's how I roll!


Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Salad Recipe : Paula Deen ...

Get this all-star, easy-to-follow Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Salad recipe from Paula Deen.