Chef Bill Fuller’s very first article for Eat.big outlines his Thanksgiving strategies, including recipes for turkey with stuffing, gravy, Brussels sprouts with aged Virginia ham, homemade cranberry sauce, crème brûlée and pear/apple crisp/cobbler. Like these enduring dishes, his T-Day battle plan still holds sway in the Fuller household.

The only thing that’s changed since 2005 is now he has two ovens. Take a trip back thirteen years here.