1 Rebecca Robertson - I was inspired by the April 2008 issue of MSL when I created my moss and mushroom centerpiece!!
2 Rebecca Robertson - A close up
3 Rebecca Robertson - I also used mushrooms for place card holders
4 Lisa Wagner - I was so busy cooking that I only shot the before photos…. it was very nice!!
5 Lisa Wagner - I found these amazing Cybister Amaryllis.
6 Lisa Wagner
7 Lisa Wagner - The buffet table decor
8 Lisa Wagner
9 Lisa Wagner - My husband, Matthew
10 Lisa Wagner
11 Lisa Wagner
12 Blake Ramsey - Every year we go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - my family loves it. This was the 85th year that Macy’s has held the parade! We arrive early to take photos while the balloons are still on the ground.
13 Blake Ramsey
14 Blake Ramsey
15 Blake Ramsey - After the parade we went to my Aunt and Uncle’s in Brooklyn. We took a walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park before dinner.
16 Blake Ramsey - My Aunt Debbie always cooks incredible turkeys. You can see her dog trying to sneak a taste.
17 Cassie Carothers —Tofurky dinner
18 Christina Deyo - Glazed Sweet Potatoes
19 Christina Deyo's favorite turkey, baby Michael
20 Christina Deyo - Pumpkin Pecan Pie
21 Christina Deyo - Baby Michael
22 Sydney Applegate's Apple Pie
23 Deb Wood - Work Space
24 Deb Wood - Brussel Sprouts
25 Deb Wood - Lil Helper
26 Deb Wood - Butternut squash soup
27 Deb Wood - Tiny Feast
28 Deb Wood - Apple Cranberry Pie
29 Deb Wood - Almost Actual Size
30 Deb Wood - Pup and pie
31 Deb Wood - Banana Grams
32 Carly Birnbaum - Thanksgiving dinner right out of the pages of Everyday Food
33 Carly Birnbaum - My mom created a 'gratitude tree' using branches my dad gathered. Each family member wrote down what they were thankful for and hung it on the tree. A great new family tradition!
34 Cynthia Augustine - Tori, the family dog, safe and warm by the fire. Tori was just diagnosed with cancer.
35 Meesha Haddad - My step-father, Alex Lolis, deep fries the turkey every year.
36 Meesha Haddad - We celebrated at my parent's vacation home in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, and we did a 9-mile hike in Tobyhanna State Park on Friday to work off the bird.
37 Evelyn Battaglia - My son Renzo, 6, helped cut out the paté brisee leaves for the top of the apple-blackberry pie, which was inspired by the Fall Leaves Pie from MSL November 2009 (Pie 1-2-3).
38 Stephen Orr - We had 10 people for Thanksgiving but the highlight of the holiday was a group hike we did to a beautiful waterfall on a cliff high above the Delaware River near my upstate house.
39 Stephen Orr - The trail goes to Jensen Ledges and it is famous in the area, though I hadn't been before - Quite a drop over the waterfall down to the river and sweeping views from New York into Pennsylvania!
40 Jodi Levine - I made Jennifer Aaronson's pumpkin muffin recipe from our Family Blog. It yielded so much batter that I baked some in doughnut pans and added a confectioners sugar glaze. Muffins with dinner and the doughnuts after!
41 Jennifer Schulties - For my husband's birthday, I made the apple pie from Pies & Tarts and I've been asked to bake it for any large gathering. On Thanksgiving, I made two. It always turns out beautifully!
42 Jennifer Schulties - More pies
43 Sara Hopper - My brother John took this nice shot of the turkey—my mother and I used Martha's cheesecloth method and it turned out wonderfully brown and delicious.
44 Jeanne Meyer - I made a turkey that was dry brined.
45 Emily Chard - Thanksgiving buffet
46 Emily Chard - There was a vintage pilgrim candle at each place setting.
47 Lenore Welby - Aunt Laura taking a fireside photo
48 Lenore Welby - Daniel, Penelope, and Charlotte
49 Lenore Welby - Smiling kids
50 Lenore Welby - Happy Charlotte
51 Lenore Welby - Charlotte thinking about marshmallows
52 Lenore Welby - Kids toasting marshmallows with Aunt Laura and Lenore
53 Lenore Welby - Daniel Native American back
54 Lenore Welby - Daniel Native American
55 Emily Rodney - My immediate family spends Thanksgiving in East Hampton at our summer house.
56 Emily Rodney - It’s always nice to go out east during the fall because the feel of town and our little neighborhood is so different than the summer vibe.
57 Emily Rodney - Usually my mom cooks, but this year I made everything but the turkey, and I was inspired by the November EDF and made mostly everything including the brandy pecan pie, which was a favorite of mine!!
58 Britney Peterson - My roommate Julie and I made a small turkey. It's a little blurry but with all the cooking going on, we forgot to take more photos! Everything was wonderful including the cheese ball recipe from Living 2008.
59 Alison Denton - Apple Bavarian torte
60 Alison Denton - Pumpkin pie
61 Rachel Tombes - My whole family gathered around the table after Thanksgiving dinner to sing a song one of my aunts re-wrote the words to - A wacky family tradition :)
62 Rachel Tombes - The most special part of our Thanksgiving every year is actually the day after Thanksgiving, which we call Cookie Day.
63 Rachel Tombes - My 93 year old Nana sets up shop in my Mom’s kitchen and all of the women in the family spend the day making about 200 Italian Christmas Cookies under Nana’s watchful eye, to send to friends and family for the holidays.
64 Rachel Tombes
65 Rachel Tombes
66 Judith Macias - I went upstate to my boyfriend’s house, and together with his family, we cut out leaf shapes to make this gorgeous apple pie!
67 Erin Furey - Thanksgiving breakfast
68 Erin Furey - Colorful grilled veggies
69 Erin Furey - Grilled veges, olives, and cheeses
70 Erin Furey- Homemade bread
71 Erin Furey - Ryan carving
72 Erin Furey - Ryan with a plate of mashed potatoes
73 Erin Furey - Pie in progress
74 Erin Furey - Pumpkin and pecan pies
75 Erin Furey - Leftovers
76 Jill Joyner spent time with family, including her sister's dog, Rayne.
77 Nicolette Bertholet - I also posted this on Martha’s Twitter
78 Nicolette Bertholet - My table setting–yes, complete with a Living recipe for farro salad with roasted grapes
79 Nicolette Bertholet - A somewhat blurry shot of my turkey
80 Agnes Rethy - My 8-year-old, Vivien Lynch, was in charge of the centerpiece (at a relatives house) and decided to make paper flowers out of tissue paper.
81 Agnes Rethy
82 Agnes Rethy
83 Agnes Rethy - I hosted the day after Thanksgiving and my table setting for 12 people, on a glass table, was a bit tight, but cozy. Not using a table cloth helped make it feel roomier.
84 Agnes Rethy - For dessert, I made chocolate parfaits.
85 Rikka Runyon - The dinner table
86 Rikka Runyon - Pies made with a Martha Stewart pie pan, of course!
87 Rikka Runyon with friend, Joseph
88 Michael McCormick - My partner and I celebrated Thanksgiving with some close friends and their family. We did a mixture of standard turkey-day dishes and new favorites—a great lineup when you are blending traditions.
89 Michael McCormick - And, it certainly helps when you are dining with a professional photographer (Ryan Donnell), who can make everything look like it’s right out of the magazine.
90 Michael McCormick - Salted caramel chocolate cake from the November issue of Living. It was my first time doing caramel, and it came out as decadent and delicious as I had hoped.
91 Ashlee Romain - Our dinner table topped with homemade stuffing, broccoli, baked mac-and-cheese, roasted red potatoes, turkey, sliced sweet potatoes, cranberry, filet mignon, and avocado salad
92 Ashley Romain - The dessert table with pecan pie, strawberry cheesecake, bundt cake, and assorted chocolates
93 Nora Singley - My twin niece and nephew, Charlotte and Oliver, in Long Beach, CA. We baked Thomas' Pumpkin Tart with streusel topping. Needless to say, they were pretty excited - an excellent first memory of pumpkin pie!
94 Kerry Tucker - LIam making cranberry sauce
95 Kerry Tucker - Scarlett helping with the cranberry
96 Kerry Tucker - Brown Sugar Glazed Turkey from Everyday Food
97 Kerry Tucker - Table
98 Kerry Tucker - Tuckers in front of new tree
99 Kerry Tucker - Tree farm
100 Kerry Tucker - Tree fun
101 Kerry Tucker - Santa and Liam
102 Olivia Schneider - It’s become a tradition for me to choose from my mother’s fine china, linens, and ornate serving platters and decorate the table as beautifully as I can.
103 Olivia Schneider - The China I chose this year was one of my mother’s set of Limoges and one I’m quite fond of.
104 Olivia Schneider - Our feast consisted of turkey; caramelized string beans with dill (my mother’s specialty); yams layered with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and Granny Smith apples; cranberry sauce with orange zest;
105 Olivia Schneider - garlic mashed potatoes; and stuffing with cranberries, chopped Granny Smith apples, chestnuts, white bread, sautéed Vidalia onions and celery, fresh dill, eggs, and poultry seasoning.
106 Jean Cavanagh - Pomegranate seeds graced with Prosecco
107 Jean Cavanagh - Thanksgiving snacks
108 Jean Cavanagh - Jean's perfect blueberry pie
109 Jean Cavanagh
110 Kathy Staib - How funny is this – it reminded me of the classic movie, “A Christmas Story”!! The dogs were circling!
111 Stephen Johnson - We ate at my sister and her husband’s house in Harlem.
112 Stephen Johnson - My mother's roll recipe
113 Stephen Johnson - I made Christine Albano’s mile-high apple pie.
114 Stephen Johnson - my brother-in-law and our friend’s dog Sprout
115 Stephen Johnson - my brother making a turkey (dance)
116 Ken West - My niece shared this photo of Turkey cupcakes that were made with Martha in mind.
117 Eric Pike - Every other year my entire family gets together. This year we had a surprising change of tradition, when my younger sister Amy decided to visit the city with her husband Peter, and two girls Sophia and Serena to see the parade.
118 Eric Pike - Stefan did the majority of the cooking. I took care of the setting.
119 Eric Pike - A close up of the table setting
120 Eric Pike - Perfect Roast Turkey (recipe from Martha Stewart's Cooking School)
121 Eric Pike - Cheddar Biscuits from Everyday Food
122 Eric Pike - Roasted vegetables
123 Eric Pike - Roasted Pear Salad with green beans
124 Eric Pike - Between dinner and dessert we took a walk along the Hudson, up to Perry Street and then meandered back thru the west village. It was lovely to experience the city when it was so peaceful and empty.
125 Jackie Noble - My aunt and uncle's Hawaiin Thanksgiving (Kona). She always does beautiful settings.
126 Jackie Noble - Branch from "Autograph Tree" (Hawaiian Clusia Rosea)...Welcome to a Hawaiian Thanksgiving
127 Jackie Noble - Unveiling the Opakapaka (Hawaiian Pink Snapper) bbq’d in Ti Leaves by Jeff Grim. Seasoned with ginger, olive oil, hoisin sauce, garlic...stuffed with smoked Kailua pork.
128 Jackie Noble - Hawaiian Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Ostrich Plume (Tahitian Red Ginger) and Crinum Asiaticum (Spider Lily) made by Jane Saltvold.
129 Kevin Sharkey - I hosted Thanksgiving at my apartment. Pierre Schaedelin cooked and Martha attended.
130 Kevin Sharkey - It was a beautiful day and the views were amazing.
131 Kevin Sharkey - Pierre made turkey shaped cornbread.
132 Anna Gass - Here are the pies I made: Chocolate Pecan Pie Rhubarb with lattice crust Pumpkin and apple!
133 Kellie Matzen - A picture of my mom from our Thanksgiving! Got to love the product placement!