This recipe is from an email from Ron at the www.recipesecrets.net website. The main source for this recipe can be found at http://www.elise.com/recipes/archives/000037moms_roast_turkey.php. Here is what Elise has to say: "My mom's turkey is unlike others. The breast meat isn't dried out, requiring cupfuls of gravy to taste good, but moist and flavorful. I've been watching her make our family turkey for years. Finally a few years ago she let me make it, giving instructions the entire time. Mom's method is to buy the best quality turkey available (organic, free-range, etc.) and cook it breast-side down. She also cooks the turkey stuffing separately, not in the cavity, which makes it easier to cook the turkey more evenly."