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MAKE YOUR BIG HOLIDAY MEAL MORE HERB-ALICIOUS IN 6 EASY STEPS.


Traditionally made with a mix of vegetables and some type of starch, stuffing is an essential for Turkey Day. Different regions have different preferences for the type of starch used. While the south is known for cornbread stuffing, other areas in the country tend to prefer breads such as white bread, challah or brioche.

No matter which you tend to favor, it’s crucial that the bread be dried out or stale. This will allow maximum absorption of all of the flavors and seasonings. If you’re making stuffing last minute and are in need of stale bread, pop it in the oven at a low temperature for 30 to 40 minutes to speed up the process and draw out all of that moisture.

LOCAL Life illustrator Megan Goheen’s step-by-step process will walk you through all the directions for making your own homemade stuffing using ingredients and flavors such as celery, garlic, rosemary and more. Back in Roman times, one of stuffing’s ingredients was crushed brains from the meat source. While you’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table this year, perhaps be especially thankful that we live in the 21st century.