My dad would usually take Owen's or Jimmy Dean's sausage and brown it up.He would drain it so the stuffing wan't greasy. He'd clean the pan and then melt some margarine in a pan to which he would add chopped up celery and onion. He would also add some chopped up apple as well.The apple was peeled.
The sauted veggies,apple and sausage would be added to Kellog's croutons and that would be mosited with broth from the turkey giblets.It was very good,and a family favorite.
Ivyhouse,your mom's recipe is like my dad's.Only for some reason he prefered Kellog's.
Also folks,you can do this with Stove Top Stuffing as well.Just add the sausage,celery,onion and apple to it if you wish.
I have tried it and it came out really well.