1 Meesha Haddad - "This is a picture of the turkey my mom, Linda, made for Thanksgiving. She used the parchment method from the November issue. She loved it! Best recipe for a small crowd--her bird was 14 pounds."
2 Alexa Stark - "This is the Stark family’s Thanksgiving turkey on a beautiful Martha Stewart platter. We are thankful for each other – simple but true!"
3 Amanda Kelcker and cousin DJ - "While my family ate a traditional Thanksgiving turkey meal, this year was far from typical. My cousin DJ, who I am very close to, is in the Navy and stationed at Pearl Harbor. He was deployed for the last eight months and we flew out to greet his boat as it arrived back to port. This year we're incredibly thankful to have him back safely and that we were able to celebrate with him!"
4 Amanda Klecker - "This is of my mom, sister, and me with our first of several trips up :). Our family dinner was at Turtle Bay on Oahu, so different from our usual family dinner at either my mom's or aunt's house. Though the dinner was delicious, I would be lying if I told you my favorite part wasn't the dessert buffet."
5 Anduin Havens - "Sour cream apple pear pie!"
6 Anduin Havens - "Traditional pumpkin pie"
7 Arisara Srisethnil - "I am most thankful for my happy & healthy family and friends - and my Chihuahua named Bunny. Hope to see my first ever Turkey on the blog!"
8 Dorie Herman - "Thanksgiving with family"
9 Dorie Herman - "Thanksgiving buffet"
10 Dorie Herman - "I made a Fennel Gratin with Pecorino and Lemon, Baked Goat Cheese Onion Fig Dip, Roasted Sweet Potato-and-Onion Tart, and Classic yams with marshmallows."
11 Dorrie Herman - "Plus, roasted carrots and rutabaga from Martha's farm with onions and garlic and a bit of lemon zest (so delicious! Thank you for sharing them, Martha!)"
12 Erica Dagley - "I cooked my first ever turkey using the 'Perfect Roasted Turkey'(MSL '05!) recipe and brined it for 24 hours. I skipped the traditional gravy and made a mushroom gravy (MSL '01!) so that my vegetarian husband could include it on his Tofurkey as well. Biggest lesson learned from my 1st Thanksgiving cooked: how difficult it is to have everything ready and hot at the same time!"
13 Gina Schramm - "The photo features … Lauren and Mike Alessi celebrating their first Thanksgiving as newlyweds with an assist in the kitchen from their cousin, Gina Schramm and their brother-in-law Doug Haller. We’re thankful for friends turned into family and vice versa."
14 Heather Kirkland - "Ashley and Mackenzie Kirkland with the Kirkland family's Apple-Sage Glazed Turkey."
15 Janet Stein - "My mother’s delicious Turkey"
16 Janet Stein - "This is the fabulous Happy Chanukkah banner my niece Ariel and nephew Tamir crafted with me and hung at my parents’ house. They were so excited and it was a fun holiday project. So thankful to spend time with my family."
17 Julie Pianowski - "This is my herb butter roast turkey. This year I am most thankful that my boyfriend and I are home together for our first Thanksgiving (after dating 7,000 miles apart)."
18 Kaitlyn Dunne - "I am thankful for great family and friends this holiday season, as well as this delicious beef wellington Thanksgiving dish (prepared by Matt McCormick). The butternut squash soup, pumpkin spoon bread, and wild mushrooms, topped with whipped potatoes and horseradish was a perfect spin on the classic Thanksgiving dinner!"
19 Kate Bittman - "My dad spatchcocked our turkey so he could use the backbone - and other parts - for stock. A bit unorthodox, but utterly delicious. I am thankful for so many things that it's tough to know where to start. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!"
20 Kristina Spade - "My thanksgiving turkey fresh off the grill on this beautiful day"
21 Laura Plimpton - "I used the tried and true MSL Roast Turkey 101 recipe, which produces a gorgeous and succulent bird! I am thankful for a healthy family - a loving husband and happy and productive children - and for my sister, Martha, who has taught me so much."
22 Laura Plimpton - "For important meals, when timing is crucial, my husband, Randy, who is super organized, makes cooking schedules for me, working backwards from when we want to eat. I hang the chart next to the stove, giving very little room for error."
23 Laura Plimpton - "I baked 4 different pies - traditional pumpkin, buttermilk cardamom, chocolate pecan, and pecan cheesecake."
24 Laura Plimpton - "Our Thanksgiving table - We found this great cloth in a shop in Lenox, MA. I found Irish linen to match and sewed the napkins. Our son, Charlie, pressed colorful autumn leaves and collected moss-covered birch branches from around his college campus in RI."
25 Lisa Wagner - "Our table setting"
26 Lisa Wagner - "Fruit instead of flowers"
27 Lisa Wagner - "My brother made the vegetables."
28 Lisa Wagner - "Thanksgiving hot sauce"
29 Lisa Wagner - "The turkey"
30 Melissa Stemple - "Here is a photo of my dad cooking our Thanksgiving turkey on the grill. He brines the turkey overnight and covers the turkey with cheesecloth while on the grill. I'm thankful for healthy friends and family, my happy marriage of 7 months, and a beautiful new home that we are in the process of buying."
31 Michelle Preli - "Every year I am thankful for the health of family and friends. But this year, I am additionally thankful for Pecan Pie from Almondine Bakery in Brooklyn. Last year at this time, the bakery had been flooded from Hurricane Sandy and it took more than four months to re-open with new equipment."
32 Michelle Snyder - "This is my family's turkey platter - inspired by Martha Stewart Living."
33 Molly Harris - "Our Thanksgiving table"
34 Pamela Aquino - "This year I am thankful for my good health, family, supportive friends and colleagues, and for working with such a great team at MSLO. Thanks."
35 Robert Cabassa - "This year I was lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving with my family and my boyfriend’s family upstate in Bethel, NY, home of the original Woodstock! I am very thankful that I have such a great family and that I was able to spend some quality time with them for the holidays."
36 Robert Cabassa - "The turkey was made in a 1940’s roaster pan that was passed down from my boyfriend’s great grandmother who lived on a farm in the Catskill Mountains! It was wonderful spending time with family and making new memories."
37 Sam Bennett - "Ladies First! Friends lined up for Thanksgiving dinner in our Brooklyn apartment. Jessica Davis and Jeanie Park are also pictured next to me." Photo by Joe Clark.
38 Soo Jee Lee - "I am thankful for good health, family and friends - and good luck."
39 Stacey Tyrell - "Here's a pic of my turkey. I was thankful for all of the wonderful friends and family that I got to spend the holiday with."
40 Tina Weber - "We gathered at my aunt and uncle's home on Long Island and feasted on a 32lb turkey! (amongst other delicious sides.)"
41 Tina Weber - "My aunt Kathy made a autumnal bisque with butternut squash and apple."
42 Tina Weber - "The 32lb turkey"
43 Tina Weber - "My Uncle Al carved the colossal bird. The 15 of us had a fabulous time."
44 Katie Albright - "We made an 18lb, herb-roasted turkey which was brined the night before."
45 Katie Albright - "Everyone was happy with the outcome and we looked forward to the leftovers!"
46 Danielle Dolinsky - "I am thankful that I was able to have Thanksgiving at my parents’ house this year, with 5 generations of family members!"
47 Krissy Goode - "I am so thankful for my family and friends! This is my husband, John, carving the turkey."
48 Krissy Goode - "This is my niece, Kelsey, setting the table."
49 Lauryn McLaughlin - "I had Thanksgiving at home in New Canaan, CT with my family."
50 Lauryn McLaughlin - "It was my first time cooking the dinner for my parents and sister."
51 Lauryn McLaughlin - "This was a dinner with friends in Manhattan last Tuesday."
52 Molly Goebel - "This year, I am especially thankful to have had my family together – we had our family at my Aunt’s house (35 people plus two more in their mommy’s bellies). Here is a picture of one (we had 3!) of our turkeys."
53 Molly Goebel - "A shot of our table"
54 Arlene Schusteff - "You would think the turkey would be the star at Thanksgiving, but that was not the case at our celebration. The Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta (an EDF recipe) stole the show. I am thankful for laughter, second chances, and friends that feel like family and family that feel like friends."
55 Colleen Egan - "This year my family was thrilled to welcome a new addition to our Thanksgiving celebration: my sister's maltipoo puppy, Hank. In his honor, we dubbed the day Hanksgiving."
56 Morgan Kassel - "This year I was thankful that I got to see my aunt and cousin who live far, far away in Bali."
57 Morgan Kassel - "This was my neighbor’s turkey - she cooked it in a parchment bag - your recipe!"
58 Morgan Kassel - "She said she tries a different recipe of yours every year and this one was the absolute easiest and best turkey yet!"
59 Andie Diemer - "This was my grandmother's turkey from this Thanksgiving! This year I am more thankful than ever for my beautiful family in Ohio, my loving boyfriend and all of my awesome new co-workers that have made me feel right at home during my first six months at MSL. Cheers to another blessed year!"
60 Megan Hollis - "My roommate and I were thankful for her grandmother!"
61 Lindsey Cox - "This year, I am most thankful that my friends and family are happy and healthy."
62 Mindy Carpenter - "My daughter and I originally planned to spend Thanksgiving with family in Ohio, but decided to stay home and not chance bad weather. Since it was just the two of us, I fixed a turkey breast, which I coated in spices and baked in a roasting bag with a quartered onion and three bay leaves. It was moist and very flavorful!"
63 Susie Miller - "I made the place-cards using Fall colors of watercolor paint and then cut them into turkey feathers and added a small rhinestone on each card for a little flair."
64 Susie Miller - "I made the flower arrangements using hydrangeas, tulips, and alstroemeria."
65 Susie Miller - "We used the silver from my husband’s grandmother, as she left it to him. The tablecloths were family heirlooms from my sister-in-law’s family. I love how our table turned out – we hardly ever use our China so it was wonderful to see it so beautifully set on the table."
66 Susie Miller - "My daughter, Samantha, who is 9 years old, helped to make the cranberries, brussel spouts, and mushrooms for the oyster stuffing. For dessert, she helped me make the whipping cream. This was something I always helped my Mother with when I was a little girl."
67 Susie Miller - "My turkey and table were very inspired by the MSL November issue (I attempted to copy the cover look with fresh herbs and grapes) once the turkey was carved."
68 Susie Miller - "I am thankful for hosting our first Thanksgiving in our home, and for our family. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!"
69 Sasha Weleber - "I am very thankful for having a great boyfriend, job and family. We celebrated Thanksgiving with my boyfriend Jordan Kessler, and his brothers Scott, Alan, and their family just outside of Philadelphia."
70 Sasha Weleber - "Scott made a wonderful turkey with all the trimmings."
71 Sasha Weleber - "Scott also made Martha's Crispy Prosciutto Cups for the salad, and they were a big hit!"
72 Andrea Smith - "A Southern Turkey: My family outside
'helping' fry the turkey (My dad, Me, My sister Corinne, My husband Michael)"
73 Andrea Smith - "A Southern Turkey: My dad (Greg Smith) with our finished southern fried turkey"
74 Andrea Smith - "Here I am with our three pies: Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan, Pumpkin, and Apple."
75 Greg Lofts - "This year I am especially grateful for the youngest members of my growing family, particularly my niece Charlotte, who is turning 4 next week, and my soon-to-be and yet unnamed nephew, due to enter the world the day after Christmas. Children have a curious and unfettered nature that we can all aspire to."
76 Jennifer Aaronson - "Here is the brown butter apple pie (with crumb topping) I made in that beautiful dish Martha gave me from France!"
77 Michelle OConnor - "I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I am thankful for a wonderful meal spent with dear family and friends."
78 Jillian Langlois - "This year I was sending a dessert to my in-laws, since I'd be spending
the holiday with my immediate family."
79 Jillian Langlois - "The In-laws love rice crispie treats, so I sculpted a turkey out of it!"
80 Megan Oiler - "I am thankful for my loving, generous, creative friends and family who make the most of every day. And on Thanksgiving day especially, I am thankful that many of them are talented cooks and bakers."
81 Megan Oiler - "Our hostess, Randall, designed a beautiful table, decorated with gorgeous ranunculus, mini pumpkins, apples, cranberries, clementines, and gilded wishbones."
82 Megan Oiler - "Randall's turkey"
83 Megan OIler - "My husband made Thomas Joseph's Pumpkin Pecan Tart, and we won second place in the annual pie contest with it. It was the first pie either of us have ever made, but the video online was a great tool, and it ended up working perfectly."