This is my never-fail, crowd-pleasing turkey. Sure, I have contemplated other ways of preparing the bird, but my family won't allow me to change a thing! Besides my delicious flavoring, the key to a tender, mouth-watering turkey is a proper thermometer. Seriously, don’t even bother cooking the turkey without one. They 're so high tech now , you can connect them to your cell. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!