I grew up with Turkey and Dressing, stuffing was just foreign to me, until I became an adult, and while I can appreciate stuffing, nothing comes close to the dressing the women in my family made every Thanksgiving. If made properly, you'll find this somewhat lighter than most dressing recipes. I grew up in the south, and recently moved to California. Thanksgiving foods here are great, but they don't usually bear a strong resemblance to the holiday food I'm used to. The instructions may sound a little odd, but please, just follow them, and you'll have a really delicious dressing, and enough for a crowd. This does make a large amount, but Thanksgiving leftovers never go to waste in my family.