Step 1: Toast cornbread
While the cornbread is in the oven we'll prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Step 2: Prepare base
~2T butter or olive oil
celery and/or fennel stalks, chopped
peppers, chopped (Hot, bell, chipotle, etc; I used all of these.)
leeks, chopped (optional)
Combine ingredients and saute until onions are soft.
Add chopped apples and a bag of cranberries, stir, and remove from heat.
Note that I'm NOT giving you quantities here- it's entirely a question of personal taste. Just about anything will work.
Step 3: Prepare sausage
Try to get one of the "spicy/hot breakfast sausages"; these usually come in a tube, and can be made of pork or turkey. Extrude the mush into a hot pan, and stir around until fully cooked.
The other variety should be a chorizo, linguica, or other Iberian sausage. These are often pre-cooked, and just need to be into bite-size pieces for addition to the dressing.
Step 4: Combine ingredients
*Any combination of fresh parsley, rosemary, tarragon, sage, oregano, thyme, etc. I usually add ground allspice at this point too.