Sausage and Stuffing balls

6 ounces dried stuffing mix

1 cup water

1 medium onion, diced

2 tablespoons butter

3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 pound breakfast sausage

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bring the water to a boil. Add the stuffing mix. Cover and remove from heat. Let sit 10 minutes and then fluff using a fork. While waiting, sauté the diced onion in the butter until tender. This should take about 10 minutes. Mix the stuffing with uncooked sausage, cheese, and sautéed onions. Shape approximately 1 tablespoon of mix into a ball. Repeat. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees. The freeze very well once baked and cooled.


Cottage cheese dill dip



1 large container cottage cheese

1 tablespoon dill

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes


Place all into a blender or food processor. Pulse until a smooth creamy consistency. Let sit at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before eating.




This dip is very good on vegetables as well as crackers and tortilla chips. It is a great lower calorie alternative to the typical mayonnaise and sour cream dips.