Real-Life Testers: First-Timer Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Share Print Never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner before? No problem! Our real-life tester, Melissa Collins, is a Turkey Day novice as well, and so she followed our First-Timer menu -- no crazy techniques or ingredients necessary, we promise! Prev Next 3/20 A Simple Bird The Herb Butter-Basted Turkey with Cranberry Grapefruit Sauce was one of Melissa's favorite dishes! Get the Herb Butter-Basted Turkey with Cranberry Grapefruit Sauce recipe! Get our best 30-minute dinner ideas now!