My mother-in-law was famous for her wonderful turkey stuffing, which my husband always looked forward to at holiday time. When my in-laws moved to California, he was bemoaning that he wouldn't have that stuffing anymore! I asked my mother-in-law how she made it, but she didn't have it written down, and told me "a handful of this" and a "handful of that". Needless to say, when I attempted to recreate it, it was a disaster. I started building a recipe from scratch, and ended up incorporating mushrooms, which I love. Ultimately, my husband ending up preferring my stuffing! As they say, necessity is the mother of invention!