What comes to mind when you think about a Thanksgiving feast? Maybe it’s memories of helping in the kitchen, sweet and savory aromas of delicious side dishes or an image of a loved one as they ceremoniously carve the turkey. No matter what your Thanksgiving looks like, holiday preparations are sure to send you walking down memory lane.

Roast turkey and garnish on serving tray

Around this time of year, we’re often feeling a bit nostalgic for tradition and those flavors we find so comforting. If you’re looking for a simple, classic – yet utterly delicious – recipe for your Thanksgiving turkey, we’ve got just the thing. Erin from Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts has provided an easy, step-by-step Classic Oven Roasted Turkey with Herbs to bring a traditional whole bird to the center of your table. Loaded with fragrant herbs such as rosemary, sage and thyme, this recipe is the perfect addition to any holiday meal. Not to mention, its buttery, crispy skin will have even the pickiest of family members reaching across the table for seconds.

Don’t be intimidated by preparing a whole bird – it’s no sweat with this dish in your lineup. Plus, hands-on recipes with easy-to-follow steps are a great way to get your family involved in the kitchen no matter the experience level. Coating the turkey in butter and herbs, tying the legs with twine before cooking or checking the turkey’s temperature with a meat thermometer (making sure it reads 165 °F) can be easy, but helpful tasks. Not only will you make cooking together a part of the celebration, but this also encourages the next generation of Thanksgiving cooks!

This holiday, celebrate with a feast that’s sure to bring back happy memories and create new ones!