Here's another question that comes up often around the holidays. What is the difference between stuffing and dressing?
Stuffing is traditionally prepared inside the turkey so that it will absorb the juices of the turkey and give it a wonderful taste.
Dressing is prepared outside of the turkey. You will find that the term, dressing, is also preferred in the south. In fact, some cooks refuse to use the word, stuffing, due to its unpleasant sound. Because of that, most cooks prefer to use the word, dressing, instead of stuffing.