I am the designated cook in my family. I cook for every major gathering, as no one can cook as well as I do. My thanksgiving meal is pretty traditional, but I do like to make a mean turkey. First you take enough butter to give an elephant a heart attack. Then get a shitload of fresh herbs, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme. Soften the butter, and chop up the herbs. Mash the butter and start mixing in the herbs. Let it sit overnight. Take out your turkey the next morning. Then take out your herb butter and let it soften a bit. Peel back the skin on the turkey and rub that butter in to it like there is no tomorrow. Grease that thing up, covering every bit of it's turkey goodness in herbed butter heaven. Then take some extra butter and put it in chunks in varying places throughout the turkey. Then put the skin back good and tight, cover the outside in butter and then salt and pepper to taste. Then cook as per instructions. One thing I like to do is cook the turkey upside down. I don't know if that helps keep it moist, but I am convinced it does. The bird doesn't look like this: But Alton Brown is right, this notion that the turkey has to be presented perfectly has resulted in a shitload of dry as crap turkey. A couple of other recipies I have used that are a hit:Mulled wine cranberry sauce Focus: Post your Turkey Day recipes here. Bonus focus: Try and post as many recipes that involve alcohol. This will help make sure people are mellowed out.