3 It was turkey and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings for Amanda Klecker and her family.
4 Even Amanda's dog, Jonathan, was dressed up for the festivities.
5 My business manager, Maureen Farago, enjoyed a wonderful holiday meal with her niece, Clara, who made these beautiful turkey cupcakes.
6 Here was the crispy, golden turkey enjoyed by marketing manager Erica Dagley and made by her sister-in-law, Rachel Galea.
7 Copy editor, Darcy Smith, attended Thanksgiving dinner hosted by her friend and choir director, Chris Shepard.
8 Choir students made traditional "blessing mix" bags, containing candy, pretzels and dried fruits, for each place setting.
9 A beautiful pavlova made by Darcy's friends, Felicity and Andy, from Australia.
10 Darcy's friend, Andy, also gave a holiday didgeridoo demonstration. A didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by indigenous Aussies, and originally used as an accompaniment to ceremonial dancing and singing. Modern didgeridoos can measure up to 10-feet long.
11 Here was photo editor Andie Diemer's Thanksgiving table in Cleveland, Ohio.
12 Lucy Reynolds, from our editorial department, and her boyfriend, Toby, are both from England. This was Lucy's first Thanksgiving meal.
14 Janet's niece and nephew also crafted these fun name tags for their Thanksgiving place settings.
15 Dana Spitler from finance had a beautiful Thanksgiving celebration at his family's vacation home in Fire Island, New York. Here he was with his mother, Tana, and his husband, Wissam.
16 Dana with his parents, Bruce and Tana, and their dog, Butch.
18 A beautiful photo taken of Dana's holiday table with mashed potatoes, stuffed turkey breast and tofurkey.
19 Everyone's plate was full.
20 Dana and Wissam also made pecan pie.
21 Here was the finished pecan pie.
22 This is a photo of digital editor Lyndsey Matthew's Thanksgiving table in Nashville, Tennessee, at the home of her boyfriend's mother. Each time a new guest joins the table, she has them sign the tablecloth where they sat, so she can enjoy the memories of the meals shared with friends and family over the years.
23 A beautiful photo from above - this was Lisa Wagner's persimmons centerpiece.
24 Lisa's beautiful gold rimmed glasses ready for any festive beverage.
25 Here was Lisa's table set for 13 - so pretty.
26 After dinner, Lisa and her family enjoyed an outdoor fire. It was a beautiful Thanksgiving night in the Northeast.
28 Ellen Clark had her Thanksgiving meal in Princeton, New Jersey. Ellen's tablesetting was adorned with this beautiful floral centerpiece.
29 Here was Ellen's apple pie - ready for the oven.
30 And fresh out of the oven was Ellen's turkey.
31 Ellen and her family enjoyed this buffet of traditional dishes.
32 Ellen's family all gathered around the table.
33 Here was Susan Carmichael's Thanksgiving table.
35 Sarah's young nieces and nephews
36 Sarah had the perfect plate - full, with a little bit of everything.
37 To accommodate Sarah's entire family, the dining room was set-up retaurant style.
40 Product designer Tiffany Smalley's table all set for a feast with beautiful turkey plates.
41 Tiffany and her family are vegans, so everything on the menu was plant based.
42 Tiffany Smalley's plate with all the fixings of a great meal.
43 Before everyone left for the holidays, members of our crafts department had a potluck Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia "Friendsgiving" at the office. They decorated the table with doilies and flameless candles. Samantha Perlman took this photo.
44 Samantha made these festive place cards for her family's Thanksgiving eve dinner.
45 And for Thanksgiving Day, Samantha's aunt, Claire, hosted their large family gathering.
46 And, here was Samantha's Thanksgiving table, with burlap tied together to make these autumnal napkin rings.
47 Samantha's first helping.
48 Associate product designer, Danielle Malin, made a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie for her family's celebration, along with the handmade menu cards.
50 Here was Danielle's festive beverage presentation and centerpiece.
51 Darcy Miller Nussbaum and her family went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and caught this great photo of Snoopy and Woodstock.
53 Darcy's husband, Andy, made this pecan pie with their daughters.
54 Jana Branson got help from her husband, David, and their two year old son, Wil, to make their Thanksgiving turkey.
55 Mike Krautter enjoyed a vegan Thanksgiving at home with his wife, Sehba, and friends.
56 This was Sehba preparing the mushrooms for their soup.
57 Beautiful vegetables ready for roasting.
58 Fresh orange and white cauliflower.
59 Mike's roasted carrots and purple sweet potatoes.
60 Roasted fingerling potatoes and carrots.
61 Here was Mike's table in the process of being set.
63 Another image of Mike's Thanksgiving meal with the rich, beautiful mushroom soup and roasted cauliflower. The drink was hot cider with sake.
64 The first helping of chickpea curry.
65 Design director, Jeff Pidgeon, created this table scape. Jeff said he was inspired by a recent dinner I hosted at my farm for some of our PetSmart colleagues.
66 Jeff's table from above.
68 Some corn was painted while others were left alone or minimally embellished.
69 Each hand cut paper feather name tag was attached with copper baker's twine. the names were written with a copper colored paint pen.
70 Jeff's turkey just out of the oven.
71 Jeff's themed cocktail - a "gobble cocktail" made with rye whiskey, lemon, spicy ginger honey simple syrup and a splash of cranberry.
72 Jeff's sticky buns were served the day after Thanksgiving.
74 Jeff's scalloped potatoes.
75 And for dessert, Jeff served bourbon pumpkin cheesecake.
76 Marci Greenfield's mom, Sherrie, made this fresh veggie turkey platter. It was the pre Thanksgiving crudite while watching the Philadelphia Eagles versus Detroit Lions game.
78 Anthony Luscia and his husband, Rusty James, went to Stowe, Vermont over the Thanksgiving weekend. Anthony took this image of their friend's picturesque backyard.
79 Anduin Havens also went to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her daughter, Harper, had a great time with her friends.
80 And of course, Paddington Bear.
81 Anduin and Harper waited for Santa at the end of the parade.
82 Bourbon sours - one of my favorite drinks. Anduin said hers were a big hit at Thanksgiving. They're made with bourbon, apple cider, and citrus juice. I made them on my LIVE Facebook "Talking Turkey" chat.
83 Anduin made the pies - sour cream and apple, chocolate cream, and pumpkin pie. Abuela Felicia, or Grandma Felicia, made her famous flan.
84 Patsy Pollack enjoyed her Thanksgiving holiday at her weekend home in Millbrook, a village in Dutchess County, New York, less than a mile from one of her favorite spots - the Arch River Farm Market. http://www.archriverfarm.com/
85 Arch River Farm has been in business for more than 40-years. This is where Patsy bought her fresh turkey.
86 Here was Patsy's holiday table.
88 Patsy used a pear and sausage stuffing made with Arch River Farm pork, and served it on a jalepeno and cheddar corn stick.
90 Patsy embellished another pie with these charming hearts.
92 Desktop services director, Angus Chen, and his wife, Nat, hosted Thanksgiving at their home serving traditional Chinese dishes and some classic American favorites too.
93 Sam Schutz spent Thanksgiving in Savannah, Georgia with her mom, Sybille, her wife, Kimberly, her brother, Patrick, and his wife, Beth, and her nieces and nephew.
94 Here was the Schutz pecan pie before it was finished - made by Kimberly who is known in the family as the "pie jedi".
95 I hope you enjoyed all the photos from our staff holiday gatherings. Tomorrow, I will share photos from my Thanksgiving.