Share: Hen or Tom Turkey Indicates whether the turkey was female (hen) or male (tom). Tom turkeys are usually larger than hen turkeys. A hen or tom turkey should be equally tender. Featured Recipes Turducken This is no ordinary holiday bird. A turducken is a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin Related Tips Blend To combine several ingredients with a spoon, electric mixer, blender or food processor. Pit To remove the seed from fruit. Also refers to the seed in cherries, peaches, nectarines and… Ice To spread a thin frosting over cakes or cookies.