How to prepare your turkey for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you haven't already, it is time to get cracking on your turkey plans for the big day. There are a number of ways to prepare a turkey and it can be tricky to choose the right one given any big feast may come with picky eaters. Not straying far from the classic Thanksgiving turkey, the Lifestyle Collective bloggers have come up with a few ways to ensure a delicious turkey for your fabulous feast!

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Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter

"I hope you’re as excited as I am, because this Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter is the reason I love Thanksgiving so much." - Olivia's Cuisine

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Honey Herb Glazed Turkey

"I was a little worried that the gravy would be too sweet by using the drippings, but it was delicious.  I loved everything about it, and wouldn’t change a thing!!" - Taste and Tell

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Classic Turkey

"When i tell you that this turkey was SO tender and moist…please believe me.  it was delicious…and i really felt like it was so easy.  it was messy…which isn’t my favorite…but also easy….which IS my favorite." - The Cookie Rookie

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Maple Bourbon Tamarind Roast Turkey

"Maple bourbon tamarind roast Thanksgiving turkey is the perfect way to spruce up your traditional Thanksgiving Day spread." - Cooking and Beer

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Brined Turkey and Wild Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

"This brined turkey recipe & wild mushroom green bean casserole is the perfect twist on a Thanksgiving classic." - Billy Parisi

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Roasted Brined Turkey with Pan Gravy

" This is our most basic brined turkey recipe, tailored for fresh, minimally processed birds weighing 10 to 12 pounds (see our notes about larger turkeys). Serve with our Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing as part of a classic turkey dinner." - My Gourmet Connection

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Of course, at the end of the day, it is just being with the ones you love that makes this holiday so special. Take a look through the slideshow above for some turkey prep inspiration and have a very happy Thanksgiving!

For more holiday ideas, take a look through our Lifestyle Collective Thanksgiving Magazine!

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