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Old 02-09-2016, 06:28 PM   #11
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I have heard it said that Americans use a lot more sugar than people in the UK.

Interestingly, I have watched a couple of food shows coming from the UK. I don't remember the titles off hand, but one of them was focused on a family and every day, they ate what people were eating in a certain year. I think they began in the 40s or 50s. So one day they would be eating food from 1951, then the next day from 1952 and so on up to the year 2000. It was absolutely fascinating.

The other show was when these two guys would swap out some of the food in a family's cupboard and paste generic labels over them, so the family couldn't tell if they were eating their own expensive brands or the cheaper brands. That was also a neat show, because they'd often show how certain foods were made. I also got an up-close view of UK supermarkets, and I'm impressed!

By the way, I have never called stuffing dressing. To me, dressing is that tasty stuff you drown your lettuce in when you have a salad. Stuffing is breadcrumbs that go in the cavity of the turkey and which I would never eat. That's OK, I don't like yams, cranberries, or greenbean casseroles, either. I'm not a person you'd want to invite over for Thanksgiving. LOL
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:18 PM   #12
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I don't think The Pioneer Woman represents the average North American cook at all. Perhaps a subset of southern cooking? A lot of her stuff has way too much butter, sugar, fat.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:20 PM   #13
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By the way, I have never called stuffing dressing. To me, dressing is that tasty stuff you drown your lettuce in when you have a salad. Stuffing is breadcrumbs that go in the cavity of the turkey and which I would never eat. That's OK, I don't like yams, cranberries, or greenbean casseroles, either. I'm not a person you'd want to invite over for Thanksgiving. LOL
I never stuff a turkey. The stuffing gets made and cooked in a Pyrex. Stuffing dries out the turkey.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:15 PM   #14
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I never stuff a turkey. The stuffing gets made and cooked in a Pyrex. Stuffing dries out the turkey.
Just a comment on this. The stuffing itself doesn't dry out the turkey. The turkey gets dry because it has to cook so much longer. When the cavity is mostly empty, the thigh and breast cook from the inside as well as the outside. When stuffed, the bird has to cook all the way through before the stuffing really gets started, and that's when the drying starts.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:25 PM   #15
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Pioneer Woman is

I would never use sugar in my savory stuffing/dressing.

I also won't stick stuffing up the bird's cavity where it can get all the ookies. I bake mine separately too. My grandma always baked some in the bird, and some in a casserole dish.

I do like some of PW's recipes.
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Old 02-09-2016, 11:06 PM   #16
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Just a comment on this. The stuffing itself doesn't dry out the turkey. The turkey gets dry because it has to cook so much longer. When the cavity is mostly empty, the thigh and breast cook from the inside as well as the outside. When stuffed, the bird has to cook all the way through before the stuffing really gets started, and that's when the drying starts.
Exactly

Stuffing a turkey doesn't dry it out. But it's still a bad idea if you like turkey.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:11 AM   #17
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...I also won't stick stuffing up the bird's cavity where it can get all the ookies. I bake mine separately too...
Good technical term, Dawg! I've never liked the stuffing from inside the bird because it was always too wet. When my SIL bakes the turkey for Thanksgiving, I always offer to bring a pan of stuffing. With turkey broth and eggs as part of the ingredients, It's always moist and flavorful.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:48 PM   #18
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I've always loved the stuffing baked inside the bird because it's so full of flavor!
It recently occurred to me there's another way to get the same results.
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Old 02-10-2016, 02:31 PM   #19
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I love the stuffing in the bird. I make a ton, stuff the bird and what doesn't fit in goes into a covered casserole. What is in the bird is mine.
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Great idea Kay, I'll be trying that!
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