What's the proper way to refer to it: stuffing or dressing? Is there even a distinction?
Some believe that if it's cooked inside a roast, it should be dubbed stuffing; if it's prepared outside the bird, then the proper name for it is dressing. But go south of the Mason-Dixon line here in the U.S. , and cooks will call it dressing, regardless of how it is prepared. Likewise, northern states and New Englanders generally refer to the dish as stuffing across the board.
We can all call it one thing for sure: delicious.