Is it your first time cooking for Thanksgiving? Or maybe you’re just hoping this is the first time you’ll prepare it without inviting stress into the kitchen? Whatever the case, Julia Turshen has just the meal for you — along with the strategies to back it up.

It’s simple to prepare and offers all the flavors and memories of a traditional meal with recipes that are hard to mess up .

The most important part of the meal isn’t actually what’s on the table, but the chance to connect with the people sitting around it, and to reflect about gratitude.

Click below for Turshen’s Thanksgiving plan.

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