CategoryFamily Traditions

Southern Cornbread Dressing

I was in college the first time I heard about “Yankee dressing,” when a sorority sister described going to Thanksgiving dinner with her boyfriend in Iowa. Growing up, I only knew of two types of dressing: cornbread dressing, which we had in my family (which we simply called “dressing,”) and oyster dressing, which was contributed by my aunt’s mother-in-law, Mrs. Brandenburgh. Mrs. Brandenburgh was from coastal Virginia, so of course her dressing had a seafaring twist. Mrs. Brandenburgh was a […]

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