Cooking a turkey is easy so don't be swayed by all the hype that you need the advice and blessing from a special chef or guru. The bottomline is that a big bird is difficult to cook evenly. We say get small birds and cut them in half. More fits in the oven, they'll cook more evenly and in less time. Please make your own cranberry sauce! We love to make a fresh gelatin and scatter it over fresh orange slices. It's a real showstopper and conversation starter. Brown Butter Pumpkin Chess Tart turns the usual dessert into something a bit more classy. Thin tart beats thick pie after a big meal any day!