They are both the same, call the side whatever you like.
1st method: Buy bread that is hardy/heavier from the bakery section. Take it home and slice it and let it start drying out. Leave some air between the slices. Later cube the bread, to give your cubes a brown look; toss the cubes in a hot frying pan (no oil) and toast them.
2nd method: Buy a good old plain loaf of cheap white bread. Take that home find your toaster and start toasting the bread. Use about 2 slices of bread per serving. Set these aside for an hour or two.
3rd Option: Buy croutons. Plain none of that fancy flavored stuff. They are just bread that they did all the drying and toasting steps for you. They are much cheaper then the boxed stuffing/dressing mixes.
Find that crock pot and get it pre-warmed up on high.
The first is a family favorite: We got the bread. Next chop up some celery, pickles, and green onion. Get out some black olives and drain all the water out. Defrost a jar of your chicken broth or buy some. Melt some butter (several good spoonfuls). Find a large bowl. Combine all this together and give it a good stir. Spice with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Add all this to your crock pot and cook for several hours. Peek now and then after an hour; if the stuffing is too wet add some more butter. In contrast if it appears too dry add a few more spoonfuls of broth. About 30 minutes before serving turn the heat off and allow the dressing to get to an eating temperature. It will start standing at attention and be much more pleasing to the eye.
A second recipe: Combine the bread crumbs, butter, ½ jar of the broth, and any of your favorite spices. I would still use the crock pot, a microwave oven will also do. Again you want to watch the butter to broth ratio to get it to the consistency you want. This plainer one does well with chicken or turkey pieces.
The 3rd: Create your own. The basics were your bread, butter, and broth. These ingredients are going to get the stuffing to a consistency that looks good. Some favorite additions are apples, nuts, raisins, mushrooms, dates … you get the idea.