HiStory Thru The Ages

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Mom's Turkey Stuffing (Dressing) for 12-16 pound turkey. Adjust as needed according to size of turkey

1 loaf day old bread--I have also used gluten free bread with equal success. I suggest using either white or whole wheat, not raisin, or cinnamon, or rye, or any other flavor that could overpower or contradict the savory flavor.

1 onion, chopped small

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 C. savory -- not sage. You can buy this at Vitamin Cottage in their bulk spices section.


2 T. butter, margarine, or oil--if using butter or margarine, melt.

1. Crumble the bread. I use an old-fashioned grater, the four-sided kind, and use the side with the larger round holes. You can use a blender, or you can do it by hand (I have). I don't suggest you use commercially-prepared bread crumbs, as they tend to be too fine and too dry.

2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir until mixed.

3. Mix in melted butter or margarine, or oil, until well mixed.

4. Prepare an aluminum foil packet by folding a piece of fil about 12 inches and 18 inches long into a packet. Fill the packet with the stuffing. Carefully shove the packet into the turkey cavity.

5. Bake for 15 minutes per pound at 325F. When storing leftover stuffing, remove from foil packet.



Hello and welcome to my site! I'm Donna Schlachter, and I'm so glad you stopped by to visit. I am a writer, speaker, editor, and woman of God, in addition to being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

Now, about my little corner of the internet: I call my site HiStoryThruTheAges because I believe the only stories worth telling are His stories. I figure if the reader can't see God at work in the story in a way that can be translated into their own life, the author has failed.

This site celebrates the things that unite us, define us, and propel us forward.

At the very root of it all, we share the same story, you and me. 

Just as every book has a beginning, a middle, and an end, so does our story.

Our beginning is our need for redemption, reconciliation, and rebirth.

The middle is what we do when that initial need is met.

And the end is where we go when our journey here is complete.

Join me as we explore history through the ages, from the beginning, through the middle, and to the conclusion, in the form of historical suspense and historical romance, written with a Christian worldview. No preaching. No lectures. Just good, old-fashioned storytelling meant to educate, entertain, and enlighten.

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Terrie is an inspiration to me, sometimes forcing me to dig deeper than I really want to go, but in the end, the story is always better.

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