Pictures: 5 steps to better stuffing
Proceeding majestically from kitchen to table with a gloriously golden turkey practically bursting with stuffing on its platter is an iconic moment in everyone's Thanksgiving dinner dreams. You can do it for real -- if you plan properly and take steps to build flavor in your stuffing.
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Buy good bread. You'll need 11/2 loaves (16 ounces each) of sliced, firm bread. "Use either a Pullman loaf from a bakery or a good quality sandwich bread that has some body,'' Westmoreland says. Or try more creative loaves, such as Parmesan or herb. Toast slices on baking sheets in a 400-degree oven until golden and dry, turning slices over halfway through toasting, 16 to 17 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes.