I am simply going to direct you to each of the sites for the recipes (straight there, you won't have to search, don't worry) as we pretty much followed them as written.
Alton Brown's Brined Turkey
No more dried out bland turkey. This one is super juicy and delicious. There's a reason it's the #1 recipe on Food Network.
Pioneer Woman's Creamy Mashed Potatoes
For years we have done the old standby of potatoes mashed with milk and butter, but after seeing The Pioneer Woman dump cream cheese into her mashed potatoes on a Throwdown with Bobby Flay I was sold. These smooth, creamy, fluffy potatoes are not for the faint of heart -- or those trying to stick to a diet. But then, that's not what the holidays are all about, are they?