You’re hosting Thanksgiving this year and you’ve picked out the perfect bird — yay! Your mother-in-law has also called for the fifth time to ask if you’re absolutely positive you don’t want her to bring the turkey this year — no thanks.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a quick video on how to cook the perfect, classic oven-roasted Thanksgiving turkey. Hint: it involves a good brine!

Looking to get a little more adventurous with your main course? We’ve also got some great recipes for Grilling, Deep Frying, Smoking or Braising that bird into a masterpiece.

And while you’re planning, don’t forget to pick out a few essential side dishes to whip up. 

Whatever meal you decide to make, you’re guaranteed to cook a Thanksgiving dinner that will have all of your guests going for seconds — or thirds!