As a newlywed, I didn't know much about roasting a turkey. Then our pastor, an excellent cook, told me about barding - placing or tying bacon on the turkey to prevent drying during roasting. The fat bastes the turkey while it cooks, keeping it moist and adding flavor.
I created this superb Mushroom and Onion Stuffing for turkey and it became a family favorite almost overnight. The blend of fresh mushrooms, onions, wine, and half-and-half provide a unique addition to the traditional bread stuffing.—James Hayes, Ridgecrest, California
"THE DRESSING was always my favorite part of the meal. I can still smell the wonderful aroma that filled the house while the turkey roasted in our wood stove. We could hardly wait to sit down and eat!"
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