This will mark the third annual Gordon family stuffing smackdown. My mom dutifully pulls out the trusty bag of dried bread crumbs and carton of chicken broth and I get going on what turns out to be a long process of making homemade cornbread, chopping fresh herbs, doing a test-batch in the morning, and feeling pretty darn hopeful come time for dinner. Before everyone sits down, we hold a blind taste test and votes are placed and counted for that year's favorite recipe. Pepperidge Farms has taken home the gold each year, and I can't let it happen again. From herb and apple stuffing to oyster brioche stuffing, there's got to be a something else out there. But maybe simpler is better. Maybe stuffing is just one of those classics that begs not to be messed with. I don't know; I'm stuck with only a few weeks to decide which recipe I'll tackle this year, and I'd love to hear about your tried-and-true stuffing solutions.
What are your family's favorite stuffing recipes?
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