Do you call it stuffing or dressing? Do you know the difference? If not, here’s a hint: Stuffing goes inside the turkey; dressing is baked separately. If you already knew that, did you know this: food safety wise, it’s better to make dressing? If you put stuffing inside the bird, it needs to get to 165 degrees, at least, to be safe. At that point, your holiday turkey is sawdust. For food safety tips, if you plan to do stuffing, CLICK HERE . Also know that the USDA does not recommend buying pre-stuffed turkeys.
So that leaves dressing. But what kind do you like? What kind would you like to try? Meat or no meat? Bread or cornbread? There are lots of options. And no matter what kind of dressing you make, you can make it your own by adding some special touches – diced apples, dried cranberries or apricots, or various kinds of nuts. In the South, oyster dressing is popular. We have gathered some recipes to try, to improve on the packaged-bread-cubes version you may have had as a kid. See them all on our sister site, Living on the Cheap.