I was inspired this year by my friend Jenn, who is an amazing cook and mommy, to make everything from scratch. She somehow balances being a mommy to a six week old baby and makes home-cooked meals for her husband. She taught me how to brine a turkey and roast it with a fresh-herb butter. Yum! My biggest accomplishment was the stuffing from scratch, something Lucas and I have never done before. We also made Aunt Karen's sweet potato casserole and my dad's apple crisp; both of which are staples in our families. All in all, it was a great meal and I can't wait to learn more recipes and tricks from Jenn in the future!