Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from drippings and crumble, set aside. Add butter to the drippings and melt; add chopped celery and onion; sauté until tender. Add half the bread cubes to the butter stirring to coat. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until bread cubes are lightly browned and butter is absorbed. Combine with remaining bread, salt, pepper, and sage. Toss with crumbled bacon and optional cranberries or other ingredients. Tossing, drizzle with chicken broth until desired moistness is reached.
Immediately stuff bird and place in oven to roast. If baking as a side dish, place stuffing in a buttered casserole bowl. Bake covered at 325 F for 30 minutes, uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until lightly browned on top.
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